Languages In The World

How History, Culture, and Politics Shape Language
Product Number: EB00659262
Released: Mar 22, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781118531150
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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This innovative introduction outlines the structure and distribution of the world's languages, charting their evolution over the past 200,000 years. -Balances linguistic analysis with socio-historical and political context, offering a cohesive picture of the relationship between language and society -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, !XOO (Taa), Mongolian, and QuichE -A companion website offers a host of supplementary materials including, sound files, further exercises, and detailed introductory information for students new to linguistics

Genre: Language Arts
Original Publish Date: Nov 11, 2015

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