Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Our broadcast signal serving the St. George (93.9) area is operating in low-power mode due to mechanical issues. More info.

8/23/07: Empires of the Word

2689514-1321060616.jpg
According to Genesis, God confused the languages of humankind when they united to build the Tower of Babel.

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – The scholar Nicholas Ostler has written a history of our world through the prism of the languages that we speak. Today, there are between six and seven thousand language communities, and their stories range from conquering nations spreading culture across the globe to small groups struggling for survival. Nicholas Ostler is with us Thursday for a look at our history - and our future - through the words we speak.

Purchase a CD of today's RadioWest. Please reference show #1390.
Sign up for RadioWest Podcasts

Visit one of Salt Lake City's local, independent businesses:
Ken Sanders Rare Books
The King's English
Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore
Graywhale CD Exchange

Or shop on-line Amazon.com

for books and music from today's RadioWest. A portion of your purchase benefits KUER.

KUER is listener-supported public radio. Support this work by making a donation today.