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5-minute Linguist : Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages (06 - Old Edition)

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Rickerson (College of Charleston, South Carolina) and independent scholar/freelance writer Hilton present a collection of 60 brief essays--none longer than five pages--written by 55 leading American and British experts on the subject of language. The text is based on the popular radio series, Talkin' About Talk, which was broadcast on public and college radio stations during 2005. While written in a conversational tone to provide general readers with an accessible exploration of the basics of language, the materials have also been used in secondary schools and in higher education courses dealing with language and related topics. Distributed in North America by David Brown Book Co.
Annotation 2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Rickerson (College of Charleston, South Carolina) and independent scholar/freelance writer Hilton present a collection of 60 brief essays--none longer than five pages--written by 55 leading American and British experts on the subject of language. The text is based on the popular radio series, Talkin' About Talk, which was broadcast on public and college radio stations during 2005. While written in a conversational tone to provide general readers with an accessible exploration of the basics of language, the materials have also been used in secondary schools and in higher education courses dealing with language and related topics. Distributed in North America by David Brown Book Co. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The Five-Minute Linguist: Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages takes a new approach to making accurate and up-to-date knowledge about language accessible in a non-academic way. It consists of some 55-60 chapters, each about 700 words long, adapted from the weekly scripts of a popular NPR series on language. The scripts, contributed by a cross-section of leading professional linguists in America and abroad, address questions like How many languages are there in the world? Should we teach languages in elementary school? and How good is machine translation? They are written with a light touch that has been highly successful in reaching an audience of intelligent non-specialists. The book will preserve that light touch while adding such features as an index (to help readers connect topics touched on in more than one chapter) and suggestions for follow-up reading.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781845531997
Author:
Rickerson, E.m.
Publisher:
Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)
Editor:
Rickerson, E. M.
Editor:
Hilton, Barry
Author:
Rickerson, E. M.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Semantics
Subject:
Language and languages
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Subject:
Linguistics - Semantics
Subject:
Reference
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
284
Dimensions:
8.50x5.50x.66 in. .82 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Linguistics
History and Social Science » Linguistics » General
Reference » General

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"Synopsis" by , The Five-Minute Linguist: Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages takes a new approach to making accurate and up-to-date knowledge about language accessible in a non-academic way. It consists of some 55-60 chapters, each about 700 words long, adapted from the weekly scripts of a popular NPR series on language. The scripts, contributed by a cross-section of leading professional linguists in America and abroad, address questions like How many languages are there in the world? Should we teach languages in elementary school? and How good is machine translation? They are written with a light touch that has been highly successful in reaching an audience of intelligent non-specialists. The book will preserve that light touch while adding such features as an index (to help readers connect topics touched on in more than one chapter) and suggestions for follow-up reading.
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