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The Social Origins of Language

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Presents a new theoretical framework for the origins of human language and sets key issues in language evolution in their wider context within biological and cultural evolution


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Preposition Placement in English: A Usage-Based Approach

By Thomas Hoffmann

This is the first study that empirically investigates preposition placement across all clause types. The study compares first-language (British English) and second-language (Kenyan English) data and will therefore appeal to readers interested in world Englishes. Over 100 authentic corpus examples are discussed in the text, which will appeal to those who want to see 'real data'


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Title: Compendium of the World's Languages. Second Edition
Written By: George L. Campbell
Description:

For this second edition, Campbell has entirely revised his renowned 1991 work. The new Compendium presents a global array of over 300 languages, from familiar modern and ancient tongues, to exotic isolates such as Etruscan and Tangut. Students, professional linguists and general readers will find in this unique reference a wealth of information on the structure, speakers and geography of languages around the world. Key Features of the New Edition: - extensively updated information on native speaking populations and the impact of the past decade's geopolitical changes - over half of the articles have been comprehensively revised, with new material and additional illustrative examples added - twenty entirely new entries on languages such as Comanche, Shona, the L| language of southern Yunnan in China and numerous non-Roman scripts not offered in the 1991 set - integrates the script tables from Campbell's popular Handbook of Scripts and Alphabets.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Typology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415202981
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 1896p
Prices: $400.00 (UK: #250.00)