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This Second Edition of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language presents a mass of new information and introduces the subject of language to a fresh generation of students and general readers. Probably the most successful general study of language ever published, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language covers all the major themes of language study, including popular ideas about language, language and identity, the structure of language, speaking and listening, writing, reading, and signing, language acquisition, the neurological basis of language, and languages of the world. Exposing this work to a new generation of readers, the Second Edition extends the range of coverage to include advances in areas such as machine translation, speech interaction with machines, and language teaching. There is new material on acoustics, physiological concepts of language, and World English, and a complete update of the language distribution maps, language-speaking statistics, table of the world's languages, and further reading. All geopolitical material has been revised to take account of boundary changes. The book has been redesigned and is presented for the first time in full color, with new pictures and maps added.

Synopsis:

This second edition of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language presents a mass of new information and introduces the subject of language to a fresh generation of students and general readers. In full colour for the first time, it offers a complete update of the most successful general study of language ever published.

Synopsis:

A complete revised update, in full colour, of the most successful general study of language ever published.

Synopsis:

Where did human language come from? How many languages are there? How do we acquire our first language or learn a second one? The highly acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language by David Crystal answers these and other questions about language. From hieroglyphics to trucker talk, from Shakespeare in pidgin to sneezing in Tongan, this is a stimulating and richly illustrated guide to the variety, structure, history and theory of language. David Crystal not only conveys the intrinsic fascination of the subject, but also its enormous complexity. The visual dimension of the encyclopedia throws a fresh light on what has traditionally been treated as a non-visual subject, with many drawings, photographs, maps, display boxes and extracts all integrated within the text. In addition, appendices, meticulous cross-referencing and indexing ensure that this is an authoritative work of reference for students, professionals and general readers alike.

Synopsis:

A complete revised update, in full colour, of the most successful general study of language ever published.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 451-458) and indexes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521559676
Author:
Crystal, David
Author:
Crystal
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Language and languages
Subject:
Language and languages -- Dictionaries.
Subject:
Linguistics -- Dictionaries.
Subject:
Linguistica
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Revised
Series Volume:
470
Publication Date:
February 1997
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 maps
Pages:
488
Dimensions:
11.00x8.58x1.30 in. 4.36 lbs.

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Product details 488 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521559676 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This second edition of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language presents a mass of new information and introduces the subject of language to a fresh generation of students and general readers. In full colour for the first time, it offers a complete update of the most successful general study of language ever published.
"Synopsis" by , A complete revised update, in full colour, of the most successful general study of language ever published.
"Synopsis" by , Where did human language come from? How many languages are there? How do we acquire our first language or learn a second one? The highly acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language by David Crystal answers these and other questions about language. From hieroglyphics to trucker talk, from Shakespeare in pidgin to sneezing in Tongan, this is a stimulating and richly illustrated guide to the variety, structure, history and theory of language. David Crystal not only conveys the intrinsic fascination of the subject, but also its enormous complexity. The visual dimension of the encyclopedia throws a fresh light on what has traditionally been treated as a non-visual subject, with many drawings, photographs, maps, display boxes and extracts all integrated within the text. In addition, appendices, meticulous cross-referencing and indexing ensure that this is an authoritative work of reference for students, professionals and general readers alike.
"Synopsis" by , A complete revised update, in full colour, of the most successful general study of language ever published.
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