Languages in the World (Heftet)

How History, Culture, and Politics Shape Language



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Forfatter: og
Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2016
Antall sider: 400
Forlag: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781118531280
Kategori: Språk
Omtale: Languages in the World
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

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