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The Language Hoax

By John H. McWhorter

The Language Hoax "argues that that all humans process life the same way, regardless of their language."

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Language and Development in Africa

By H. Ekkehard Wolff

Language and Development in Africa "discusses the resourcefulness of languages, both local and global, in view of the ongoing transformation of African societies as much as for economic development.. "

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Language Under Discussion has just published a new issue with the focus article ''Linguistic structure: A plausible theory'', by Sydney Lamb:[]=30.

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