WHY IS THIS A QUESTION?
Have you ever wondered why our language works the way it does?
Why our words go in the order they do? Why our alphabet is arranged in ABC order? Why our letters even look the way they do? And for that matter, how our brain deals with all these random lines, curves, dots, and dashes, and somehow uses them to make sense of our linguistic world? If you have (or you’re now at least a little intrigued to know the answers!) then the latest Haggard Hawks book, Why Is This A Question?, is for you.
Released in the UK this October, Why Is This A Question? answers twenty intriguing ponderables like these, covering everything from the very basics of our words and languages, to extraordinary questions about the inner workings of our languages and how they operate in our world, our brains, and our culture. How do we read? How do we understand things? Why do our hands move when we speak? And what does an aeroplane have to do with how your vocal cords work? The answers to all these questions—plus a great many more—await!
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