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The Resource Languages : a very short introduction, Stephen R. Anderson

Languages : a very short introduction, Stephen R. Anderson

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Languages : a very short introduction
Title
Languages
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Stephen R. Anderson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 world's 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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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Anderson, Stephen R
Dewey number
410
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
P107
LC item number
.A53 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
320
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Language and languages
  • Linguistics
  • Language and languages
  • Linguistics
  • Linguistics
  • Linguistics
Label
Languages : a very short introduction, Stephen R. Anderson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-126) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Dimensions of linguistic diversity -- How many languages are there in the world? -- Phylogenetic linguistics : establishing linguistic relationships -- The future of languages -- Some problems in the counting of languages -- The genotypes of languages -- The diversity of signed languages -- Conclusion: The unity of human language
Control code
ocn767566623
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 135 pages
Isbn
9780199590599
Lccn
2012532099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)767566623
Label
Languages : a very short introduction, Stephen R. Anderson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-126) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Dimensions of linguistic diversity -- How many languages are there in the world? -- Phylogenetic linguistics : establishing linguistic relationships -- The future of languages -- Some problems in the counting of languages -- The genotypes of languages -- The diversity of signed languages -- Conclusion: The unity of human language
Control code
ocn767566623
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 135 pages
Isbn
9780199590599
Lccn
2012532099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)767566623

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