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I Saw the Dog Reviews

I Saw the Dog by Alexandra Aikhenvald

I Saw the Dog: How Language Works

Alexandra Aikhenvald

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1 review

Category: Non-fiction
Imprint: Profile Books Ltd
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Publication date: 8 Apr 2021
ISBN: 9781781257715

A leading expert draws on a lifetime of fieldwork to reveal the mysteries and magic of language.

4 stars out of 5
Sarah Gilmartin
10 Apr 2021

"Alexandra Aikhenvald’s breadth of linguistic knowledge fills this study with fascinating nuggets of information"

The level of research that went into the book is clear from a long list of endnotes. There is no denying that Aikhenvald is devoted to her cause. I Saw the Dog is at once an ode to language and a call to action to preserve those native tongues under threat. Go n-éirí an t-ádh léi.