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LINGUIST List 23.4032

Fri Sep 28 2012

Books: Languages: Anderson

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 26-Sep-2012
From: Zach Borenstein <zach.borensteinoup.com>
Subject: Languages: Anderson
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Title: Languages
Subtitle: A Very Short Introduction
Series Title: Very Short Introductions
Published: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
                http://www.oup.com/us

Author: Stephen R. Anderson
Paperback: ISBN: 9780199590599 Pages: 144 Price: U.S. $ 11.95
Abstract:

How many languages are there? Are new languages still being discovered? Why are so many languages disappearing? In this Very Short Introduction, eminent linguist Stephen Anderson addresses such questions as he illuminates the science behind languages. Considering a wide range of different languages and linguistic examples, Anderson provides the basic facts about the world's major families of spoken languages and their distribution around the globe. He explores the basis for linguistic classification and raises questions about how we identify a language. Considering signed languages as well as spoken, Anderson also examines the wider social issues of losing languages, and their impact on vanishing cultures and peoples.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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