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Old 09-04-2013, 06:49 AM
C K Dexter Haven is offline
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Originally Posted by Thudlow Boink View Post
How about John McWhorter's lecture series The Story of Human Language from The Teaching Company? McWhorter's a wonderful lecturer. Plus, the course guidebook includes a bibliography with suggestions for further reading.

(Teaching Company courses can be a bit expensive, but you could see if your library it, find a used copy someplace like, or download it from if you're a member there.)
I second this; we got it from our library and listened to it on a long driving trip, and it was fascinating.