ERIC Number: ED418450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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The Origin and Development of Language (Learning Resources Series).
This book traces the development of speech from a time when the spiritual roots of words were still experienced, down to the present day when words are in danger of being little else than 'bits' of information. The book illustrates the origins of everyday words and names and traces the use of words through history. It shows how certain sounds originally represented objects, ideas, and activities. The book's chapters are entitled: (1) Derivations: Pictures in Words; (2) Words and History; (3) The Nature of Sound in Language; (4) The Original Universal Language; (5) Developments in Lemuria and Atlantis; and (6) The Cosmic Word or the Music of the Spheres. (CR)
Descriptors: Language, Language Research, Language Role, Language Skills, Language Universals, Language Usage, Language Variation, Speech
Anthroposophic Press, Lindisfarne Books, 3390 RT 9, Hudson, NY 12534; phone: 518-851-2054 (6.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Historical Explanation; Language Creation; Words