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The unexpected evolution of language

Justin Cord Hayes

The unexpected evolution of language

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Published by Adams Media in Avon, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Etymology,
  • English language,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJustin Cord Hayes
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1574 .H39 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25361915M
    ISBN 101440542783, 1440542791
    ISBN 109781440542787, 9781440542794
    LC Control Number2012024255

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