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Language and human nature

Author: Mark Halpern
Publisher: Oakland, CA : Regent Press, ©2006.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Halpern, Mark, 1931-
Language and human nature.
Oakland, CA : Regent Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)894786891
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Halpern
ISBN: 1587900890 9781587900891
OCLC Number: 69945628
Description: xxii, 377 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The question of change in language --
How language is studied today --
Linguistic authority: rules, dictionaries, and teaching --
Descriptivist, prescriptivist, and linguistic activist --
The Eskimo snow vocabulary, a case study --
A peoples' linguistics --
Restoring rhetoric to its throne --
Decadence and diseases of language --
Plagiarism and misquotation: the use of others' thoughts and words --
What is to be done? --
Appendix A. Linguistics as a science --
Appendix B. Active Eskimo-language terms for snow and ice --
Appendix C. AI and the Golem project: the reverse-engineering twins --
Appendix D. Notes on Chomsky and the Chomskyan literature --
Appendix E.A language of mathematics? A proof of programs? --
Appendix F. The principal players identified --
Appendix G. What is a "foreign term?"
Responsibility: Mark Halpern.

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