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Rather than following the conventional organization of many contemporary introductions to the subject, the author of this stimulating guide begins his discussion with the oldest, 'arts' end of the subject and moves chronologically through to the newest research - the 'science' aspects.
A series of short thematic chapters look in turn at such areas as the prehistory of languages and their common origins, language and evolution, language in time and space the nature of change inherent in language , grammars and dictionaries how systematic is language?
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Request an Inspection Copy. A Very Short Introduction P. Description About the Author s Table of Contents Description Linguistics falls in the gap between arts and science, on the edges of which the most fascinating discoveries and the most important problems are found.
Provides a broad overview of the field, and guides the reader through specific examples Conveys complex linguistic topics in a clear, unbiased, down-to-earth way Takes an original approach to the presentation of linguistics, starting with the oldest 'arts' branch of the subject and moving chronologically through to the newer 'science' aspects of research Uses short thematic chapters to break the subject down into its various fields, such as comparing languages, language and evolution, language in time and space, etc.
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