The Miracle of Language Author:Charlton Laird The fascinating story of our language told with wit and imagination--a thrilling voyage of discovery through the world of words. — 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 of adventure. — Charlton Laird, scholar, linguist, novelist... more », traces language from its grunting cave-man origins, explores its strange developments, and describes with vivid drama its effect on civilization. He boldly challenges the pedants by charging that the traditional teaching of grammar 'is a might hoax, one of those belly-rumbling impostures which the workaday world can seldom afford.'
We can never learn too much about the language we speak every day of our lives. 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