Daily Archives: September 17, 2020

Time In A Bottle

For a variety of reasons, I have long been fascinated with the posthumous careers of artists. In general, I consider myself a somewhat morbid person who has an intense interest in the influence of death on life, and this native … Continue reading

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Book Review: Are Some Languages Better Than Others?

Are Some Languages Better Than Others?, by R.M.W. Dixion If I do not agree with everything this author has to say, I think the author at least deserves to be commended for a certain degree of bravery in his approach … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Stuff Of Thought

The Stuff Of Thought: Language As A Window Into Human Nature, by Steven Pinkler This book is a good deal less polemical than I thought it would be, and that is definitely for the best. Even if this book is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The First Word

The First Word: The Search For The Origins Of Language, by Christine Kenneally In many ways this book is a bit of a tease. The author demonstrates her lack of understanding about science by assuming that well-designed computer models offer … Continue reading

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