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Archive for December 22nd, 2010

I review “The Last Lingua Franca: English Until The Return of Babel”

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Although the writing at times is lucid, it’s often as stuffy as a textbook. Some of the presented history is interesting, but often Ostler goes into esoteric detail that may be nectar for linguists and language historians but tryptophan for the layman.

Read my review of “The Last Lingua Franca” in The Boston Globe.

Written by Joe Peschel

December 22nd, 2010 at 4:01 pm