LINGUIST List 26.5440

Mon Dec 07 2015

Books: Languages in the World: Andresen, Carter

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Date: 27-Nov-2015
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Subject: Languages in the World: Andresen, Carter
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Title: Languages in the World
Subtitle: How History, Culture, and Politics Shape Language
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Author: Julie Tetel Andresen
Author: Phillip M. Carter

Paperback: ISBN: 9781118531280 Pages: 400 Price: U.S. $ 44.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781118531280 Pages: 400 Price: Europe EURO 33.80
Paperback: ISBN: 9781118531280 Pages: 400 Price: U.K. £ 24.99


This innovative introduction outlines the structure and distribution of the world’s languages, charting their evolution over the past 200,000 years.

Balancing linguistic analysis with socio-historical and political context, offering a cohesive picture of the relationship between language and society, it provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the study of language by drawing not only on the diverse fields of linguistics (structural, linguist anthropology, historical, sociolinguistics), but also on history, biology, genetics, sociology, and more.

Includes nine detailed language profiles on Kurdish, Arabic, Tibetan, Hawaiian, Vietnamese, Tamil, !Xóõ (Taa), Mongolian, and Quiché.

A companion website offers a host of supplementary materials including, sound files, further exercises, and detailed introductory information for students new to linguistics (Coming Soon

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): !Xóõ (nmn)
Arabic, Standard (arb)
Hawaiian (haw)
Kurdish, Northern (kmr)
Mongolian, Halh (khk)
Quiché (quc)
Tamil (tam)
Tibetan (bod)
Vietnamese (vie)

Written In: English (eng)

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Cambridge University Press

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University of Toronto Press

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Universitat Jaume I
University of Nebraska Press
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