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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

Edited By Peter K. Austin and Julia Sallabank

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 Complex Language: An Inquiry into the Evolutionary Beginnings of Sentences, Syllables, and Truth
Written By: Andrew D. Carstairs-McCarthy

This book proposes a new theory of the origins of human language ability and presents an original account of the early evolution of language. It explains why humans are the only language-using animals, challenges the assumption that language is a consequence of intelligence, and offers a new perspective on human uniqueness. Brilliantly executed, this book draws on evidence from archaeology, linguistics, cognitive science and evolutionary biology.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0198238215
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 272 p
Prices: $19.95

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0198238223
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 272 p
Prices: $80.00