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LINGUIST List 23.2149

Thu May 03 2012

Books: The Five-Minute Linguist: Rickerson, Hilton (Eds)

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Date: 03-May-2012
From: Janet Joyce <jjoyceequinoxpub.com>
Subject: The Five-Minute Linguist: Rickerson, Hilton (Eds)
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Title: The Five-Minute Linguist
Subtitle: Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages - Second edition
Published: 2012
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
                http://www.equinoxpub.com/

Book URL: http://www.equinoxpub.com/equinox/books/showbook.asp?bkid=539&keyword=five

Editor: Rick Rickerson
Editor: Barry Hilton
Hardback: ISBN: 9781908049940 Pages: 320 Price: U.S. $ 90 Comment: £50
Paperback: ISBN: 9781908049490 Pages: 320 Price: U.S. $ 19.95 Comment: £13.99
Abstract:

Please note: This is a new edition of a previously announced text.

'The Five-Minute Linguist' has been a popular introduction to the subject of
language because it is succinct, clear, accurate, -- and fun to read. Now in its
second edition, updated and expanded, the book has been warmly received
by readers across the globe because it offers quick and reliable answers to
questions about language that most of us have, such as: How many
languages are there? What was the first language? What causes foreign
accents? Are dialects dying? The book is the work of experts, authoritative
and full of facts, but not technical or aimed at an audience of scholars. It is
used by beginning students of linguistics and anthropology, and has broad
appeal for general readers, people who read for enjoyment as well as
knowledge. It has a conversational style that feels more like a series of
fireside chats than a college textbook, because it started life as a series of
five-minute radio broadcasts. Its chapters are short, suitable for browsing or
reading on the run. But although it is intentionally light in tone, the book is full
of up-to-date information, written by a cross-section of leading linguists in the
U.S. and abroad. The second edition of the book was produced under the
sponsorship of the Linguistic Society of America and the (U.S.) National
Museum of Language.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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