The Cambridge encyclopedia of language / David Crystal.

By: Crystal, David, 1941-
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: Cambridge : New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997Edition: 2nd edDescription: 480 p. : ill. (col.) ; 27 cmISBN: 0521550505; 0521559677 (pbk.); 9780521550505Subject(s): Language and languages -- Dictionaries | Linguistics -- DictionariesDDC classification: 403 LOC classification: P29 | .C64 1997Online resources: Publisher description | WorldCat details
Contents:
Table of 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.
Summary: Summary: Looks at the variety, history, structure, and behavior of language, and discusses language learning, foreign language teaching, and linguistics.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Table of 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.

Summary:
Looks at the variety, history, structure, and behavior of language, and discusses language learning, foreign language teaching, and linguistics.

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