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Title: The Life and Growth of Language
Written By: William Dwight Whitney
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/sociolinguistics/life-and-growth-language
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Preface; 1. Introductory; 2. How each individual acquires his language; 3. The conservative and alternative forces in language; 4. Growth of language; 5. Growth of language (cont.); 6. Growth of language (cont.); 7. Growth of language (cont.); 8. Summary: the name-making process; 9. Local and class variation of language; 10. Indo-European language; 11. Linguistic structure; 12. Other families of language; 13. Language and ethnology; 14. Nature and origin of language; 15. The science of language; Index.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
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ISBN-13: 9781108062817
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