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May I Quote You on That?

By Stephen Spector

A guide to English grammar and usage for the twenty-first century, pairing grammar rules with interesting and humorous quotations from American popular culture.

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The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages

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This book "examines the reasons behind the dramatic loss of linguistic diversity, why it matters, and what can be done to document and support endangered languages."

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Title: The Origins of Meaning
Subtitle: Language in the Light of Evolution
Written By: James R. Hurford

In this, the first of two ground-breaking volumes on the nature of language
in the light of the way it evolved, James Hurford looks at the origins of
meaning and of its expression in language and reviews a mass of evidence to
uncover the evolutionary path between the non-speaking minds of apes and
our own speaking minds. This is a landmark contribution to the
understanding of linguistic and thinking processes, and the fullest account
yet published of the evolution of language and communication.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199207852
ISBN-13: 9780199207855
Pages: 408
Prices: U.K. £ 20.00