For any student of Latin, European history, or languages in general, Latin Alive is the story of how Latin morphed into the modern Romance Languages and played such a hearty role in the development of English. Chapters cover the origins of the Indo-European language through the history of Latin, changes in word forms, the integration of non-Latin words, inflections, parts of speech, syntax & more. Plenty of cross-language comparisons and careful examples provide explanations of the linguistic concepts discussed. 356 pages, softcover. Linguistically -knowledgable high schoolers-adult.