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The Cambridge encyclopedia of language

Author: David Crystal
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Looks at the variety, history, structure, and behavior of language, and discusses language learning, foreign language teaching, and linguistics.
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Genre/Form: Wörterbuch
Dictionaries
Encyclopédies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Crystal
ISBN: 0521550505 9780521550505 0521559677 9780521559676
OCLC Number: 34704876
Description: 480 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Contents: 1. Popular ideas about language --
The prescriptive tradition --
The equality of languages --
The magic of language --
The functions of language --
Language and thought --
2. Language and identity --
Physical identity --
Psychological identity --
Geographical identity --
Ethnic and national identity --
Social identity --
Contextual identity --
Stylistic identity and literature --
3. The structure of language --
Linguistic levels --
Typology and universals --
The statistical structure of language --
Grammar --
Semantics --
Dictionaries --
Names --
Discourse and text --
Pragmatics --
4. The medium of language: speaking and listening --
The anatomy and physiology of speech --
The acoustics of speech --
The instrumental analysis of speech --
Speech reception --
Speech interaction with machines --
The sounds of speech --
The linguistic use of sound --
Suprasegmentals --
Sound symbolism --
5. The medium of language: writing and reading --
Written and spoken language --
Graphic expression --
Graphology --
The process of reading and writing 210 --
6. The medium of language: signing and seeing --
Sign language --
Sign language structure --
Types of sign language. 7. Child language acquisition --
Investigating children's language --
The first year --
Phonological development --
Grammatical development --
Semantic development --
Pragmatic development --
Language development in school --
8. Language, brain and handicap --
Language and the brain --
Language handicap --
9. The languages of the world --
How many languages? --
How many speakers? --
The origins of language --
Families of languages --
The Indo-European family --
Other families --
Languages isolates --
Language change --
Pidgins and creoles --
10. Language in the world --
The language barrier --
Translating and interpreting --
Artificial languages --
World languages --
Multilingualism --
Language planning --
Foreign language learning and teaching --
Language for special purposes --
11. Language and communication --
Language and other communication systems --
Linguistics.
Responsibility: David Crystal.
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Looks at the variety, history, structure, and behavior of language, and discusses language learning, foreign language teaching, and linguistics.

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