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An expert, accessible study, this book asks and answers fundamental questions about how language works, its regional variations, and its cultural and historical roles. The author relates linguistic issues to a broad spectrum of other areas, including the part played by language in the nature of thought and in artistic expression. No finer introduction to the subject exists, and this work's direct style and thought-provoking topics extend its appeal beyond the classroom.

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How do culture and language correspond? How does language work, and how do languages vary? An expert linguist and anthropologist addresses these and related issues in a highly readable examination of language within the contexts of thought, historical process, race, culture, and art. Topics include a discussion of "drift," or the processes of language change.

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it's a good book for students for language.
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ISBN:
9780486437446
Subtitle:
An Introduction to the Study of Speech
Author:
Sapir, Edward
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Language Guides
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.3 lb

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How do culture and language correspond? How does language work, and how do languages vary? An expert linguist and anthropologist addresses these and related issues in a highly readable examination of language within the contexts of thought, historical process, race, culture, and art. Topics include a discussion of "drift," or the processes of language change.

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