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LINGUIST List 25.1585

Thu Apr 03 2014

Books: Language: Sapir

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 02-Apr-2014
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.org>
Subject: Language: Sapir
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Title: Language
Subtitle: An Introduction to the Study of Speech
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
http://cambridge.org


Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/english-language-and-linguistics-general-interest/language-introduction-study-speech?format=PB


Author: Edward Sapir

Paperback: ISBN: 9781108063784 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 18.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108063784 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 29.99


Abstract:

Among the most influential figures in the development of modern linguistics, the American scholar Edward Sapir (1884–1939) notably promoted the connection between anthropology and the study of language. His name is also associated with that of his student in the Sapir–Whorf principle of linguistic relativity, the hypothesis that the structure of a language affects how its speakers conceptualise the world. In this seminal work, first published in 1921, Sapir lucidly introduces his ideas about language and explores topics that remain fundamental to linguistics today, such as the relationship between language and culture, the elements of speech, grammatical processes and concepts, historical language development, and the question of how languages influence one another. Especially significant in the history of structural linguistics and ethnolinguistics, this clearly written text remains relevant and accessible to students and scholars across the social sciences.

Preface; 1. Introductory: language defined; 2. The elements of speech; 3. The sounds of language; 4. Form in language: grammatical processes; 5. Form in language: grammatical concepts; 6. Types of linguistic structure; 7. Language as a historical product: drift; 8. Language as a historical product: phonetic law; 9. How languages influence each other; 10. Language, race, and culture; 11. Language and literature; Index.



Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
History of Linguistics


Written In: English (eng)

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Brill http://www.brill.nl
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Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
Classiques Garnier http://www.classiques-garnier.com/
De Gruyter Mouton http://www.degruyter.com/
Edinburgh University Press http://www.euppublishing.com
Elsevier Ltd http://www.elsevier.com/
Equinox Publishing Ltd http://www.equinoxpub.com/
European Language Resources Association (ELRA) http://www.elra.info/
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu/
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom-shop.eu/
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
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Peter Lang AG http://www.peterlang.com/
Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
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International Pragmatics Assoc. http://ipra.ua.ac.be/
Linguistic Association of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
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Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT) http://www.lotpublications.nl/
Seoul National University http://j-cs.org/index/index.php
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University of Nebraska Press http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/
Utrecht institute of Linguistics http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/

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