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Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

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Title: The Five-Minute Linguist
Subtitle: Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages - Second edition
URL: http://www.equinoxpub.com/equinox/books/showbook.asp?bkid=539&keyword=five
Description:

Please note: This is a new edition of a previously announced text.

'The Five-Minute Linguist' has been a popular introduction to the subject of
language because it is succinct, clear, accurate, -- and fun to read. Now in its
second edition, updated and expanded, the book has been warmly received
by readers across the globe because it offers quick and reliable answers to
questions about language that most of us have, such as: How many
languages are there? What was the first language? What causes foreign
accents? Are dialects dying? The book is the work of experts, authoritative
and full of facts, but not technical or aimed at an audience of scholars. It is
used by beginning students of linguistics and anthropology, and has broad
appeal for general readers, people who read for enjoyment as well as
knowledge. It has a conversational style that feels more like a series of
fireside chats than a college textbook, because it started life as a series of
five-minute radio broadcasts. Its chapters are short, suitable for browsing or
reading on the run. But although it is intentionally light in tone, the book is full
of up-to-date information, written by a cross-section of leading linguists in the
U.S. and abroad. The second edition of the book was produced under the
sponsorship of the Linguistic Society of America and the (U.S.) National
Museum of Language.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781908049940
Pages: 320
Prices: U.S.$ 90

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781908049490
Pages: 320
Prices: U.S.$ 19.95