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To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.

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Title: The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Interfaces
Edited By: Gillian Catriona Ramchand
Charles Reiss
URL: http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199247455
Series Title: Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics

This state-of-the-art guide to some of the most exciting work in current
linguistics explores how the core components of the language faculty
interact. It examines how these interactions are reflected in linguistic
and cognitive theory, considers what they reveal about the operations of
language within the mind, and looks at their reflections in expression and
communication. Leading international scholars present cutting-edge accounts
of developments in the interfaces between phonetics, phonology, morphology,
syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. All scholars and advanced students of
language will value this book, whether they are in linguistics, cognitive
science, philosophy, artificial intelligence, computational science, or

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Philosophy of Language
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780199247455
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 688
Prices: U.K. £ 85.00