The Kingdom of Speech

The Kingdom of Speech
TitleThe Kingdom of Speech
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2016
AuthorWolfe, Tom
Number of Pages185
PublisherLittle, Brown and Company
CityNew York
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISBN or ASIN Number0316404624
Keywordslinguisticsn, speech
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Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate. The Kingdom of Speech is a captivating, paradigm-shifting argument that speech--not evolution--is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievements.

From Alfred Russel Wallace, the Englishman who beat Darwin to the theory of natural selection but later renounced it, and through the controversial work of modern-day anthropologist Daniel Everett, who defies the current wisdom that language is hard-wired in humans, Wolfe examines the solemn, long-faced, laugh-out-loud zig-zags of Darwinism, old and Neo, and finds it irrelevant here in The Kingdom of Speech.