Languages: A Very Short Introduction

Languages: A Very Short Introduction


what number languages are there? Are new languages nonetheless being chanced on? Why are such a lot of languages disappearing? during this Very brief Introduction, eminent linguist Stephen Anderson addresses such questions as he illuminates the technological know-how at the back of languages. contemplating a variety of various languages and linguistic examples, Anderson offers the fundamental evidence in regards to the world's significant households of spoken languages and their distribution world wide. He explores the foundation for linguistic category and increases questions on how we establish a language. contemplating signed languages in addition to spoken, Anderson additionally examines the broader social problems with wasting languages, and their influence on vanishing cultures and peoples.

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