The Miracle of Language Author:Charlton Laird All the marvel and wonder of our language is here revealed with such color and wit that a subject usually treated with poker-faced pedantry reads like a novel and of adventure. — Charlton Laird, scholar, linguist, novelist, traces language from its grunting, cave-man origins, explores its strange developments, and describes with vivid drama its e... more »ffect on civilization. He boldly challenges the pedants by charging that the traditional teaching of grammar "is a mighty hoax, one of those belly-rumbling impostures which the workaday world can seldom afford."
We can never know too much about the language we speak every day of our lives. Knowledge is power and the power of rightly chosen words is greater than we know. The Miracle of Language turns this task into an exciting and enjoyable pastime.« less