TTC Audio - John McWhorter - Language A to Z [Audio lecture (MP3) + 1 Guidebook (pdf)]
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With more than 6,000 languages spoken around the world, it's no wonder that linguistics, the study of language, has a reputation for being complex and inaccessible. But here's a secret: There's a lot that's quirky and intriguing about how human language works-and much of it is downright fun to learn about.
Every day, linguists ponder and try to solve some of the most intriguing scientific, historical, and sociological puzzles behind the inner workings of language-how it emerged, how it evolved, how it's used, and where it's going in the future.