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Author Stevens, Chris, 1964- author.

Title Written in stone : a journey through the Stone Age and the origins of modern language / Christopher Stevens. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [Old Saybrook, Connecticut] : Tantor Audio, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file)
Playing Time 093000
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Summary Half the world's population speaks a language that has evolved from a single, prehistoric mother tongue. First spoken in Stone Age times, on the steppes of central Eurasia 6,500 years ago, this mother tongue spread from the shores of the Black Sea across almost all of Europe and much of Asia. It is the genetic basis of everything we speak and write today -the DNA of language. Written in Stone combines detective work, mythology, ancient history, archaeology, the roots of society, technology and warfare, and the sheer fascination of words to explore that original mother tongue, sketching the connections woven throughout the immense vocabulary of English, with some surprising results. In snappy, lively, and often very funny chapters, Written in Stone uncovers the most influential and important words used by our Neolithic ancestors and shows how they are still in constant use today-the building blocks of all our most common words and phrases.
Note Downloadable audio file.
System Details Requires Axis 360 app.
Performer Read by Michael Healy.
Summary Draws on mythology, ancient history, archaeology, the roots of society, technology, and warfare to reveal how the English language is based on original Stone Age language and uncovers the most influential and important words used by humanity's neolithic ancestors.
Subject English language -- Etymology.
Indo-European languages -- Etymology.
English language -- Etymology. (OCoLC)fst00911149
Indo-European languages -- Etymology. (OCoLC)fst00970419
Genre Audiobooks.
Downloadable audio books.
Audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01726208
Added Author Healy, Michael, narrator.
Other Form: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Stevens, Chris, 1964- Written in stone : a journey through the Stone Age and the origins of modern language [Old Saybrook, Connecticut] : Tantor Audio, [2015] 9781494515584 (NjBwBT)bl2015051144
ISBN 9781494595586 : $47.95
1494595583 : $47.95
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