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How many languages are there? Are new languages still being discovered? Why are so many languages disappearing?In this Very Short Introduction, eminent linguist Stephen Anderson addresses such questions as he illuminates the science behind...
Details of Languages: A Very Short Introduction
- OUP Oxford
- Publication date
- Sep 07, 2012
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- PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
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- 1296 kB
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How many languages are there? Are new languages still being discovered? Why are so many languages disappearing?
In this Very Short Introduction, eminent linguist Stephen Anderson addresses such questions as he illuminates the science behind languages. Considering a wide range of different languages and linguistic examples, Anderson provides the basic facts about the worlds major families of spoken languages and their distribution around the globe. He explores the basis for linguistic classification and raises questions about how we identify a language.
Considering signed languages as well as spoken, Anderson also examines the wider social issues of losing languages, and their impact on vanishing cultures and peoples.
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