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Full text of "The Loom Of Language"

CONTENTS

PAGE

Editor's Foreword                                                         11

CHAPTER

L   Introduction                                                 15

Part I

THE NATURAL HISTORY OF
LANGUAGE

IL   The Story of the Alphabet                          47

III.    Accidence—The Table Manners of Lan-

guage                                                       89

IV.    Syntax—The Traffic Rules of Language      129
V.   The Classification of Languages                   176

Part II
OUR HYBRID HERITAGE
VI.    How to Learn the Basic Word List           219
VII.   BirdVEye View of Teutonic Grammar       261
VIIL   The Latin Legacy                                      309
IX,   Modern Descendants of Latin                     349
Part III
THE WORLD LANGUAGE PROBLEM
X,   The Diseases of Language                          405
XL   Pioneers of Language Planning                   443
XIL   Language Planning for a New Order            481