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Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World

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Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World is a 2005 historical nonfiction book by Nicholas Ostler. The book charts the history of spoken language in its myriad forms across the world. The book also explores the various lingua francas that have since seen decline.
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original title: Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
language: English
date of publication: 2005
genre: non-fiction literature
main subject: historical linguistics

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