Language Develops Beyond the Call of Duty
Lecture no. 23 from the course: The Story of Human Language
Taught by Professor John McWhorter | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
A great deal of a language's grammar is a kind of overgrowth, marking nuances that many or most languages do without. Even the gender marking of European languages is a frill, absent in thousands of other languages.