Apr. 28th, 2009

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Kenneally, a linguist herself, gives an overview of the current state of research about the evolution of language. For me this is – at the moment, at least – the most interesting research topic at all. And while this is a popular science book, I was not bored by a repetition of that part of the stuff about language I had read elsewhere before.
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This book is not about a marriage, but about Berlin's district Wedding, like the (in)famous Neukölln one of the poorer ones, with a large percentage of unemployed people and of people of foreign, mostly turkish, descent. And like Uli Hannemann's "Neulich in Neukölln" this is a collection of short stories.

But where Hannemann is bitter and cynical, Evers has some sarcastic fun with the more absurd facts of unemployed life. This is still humourous, and I enjoyed it.

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