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Language in the World

A Philosophical Enquiry (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy)
  • 170 Pages
  • 0.17 MB
  • English
Cambridge University Press
Philosophy of language, Social & political philosophy, Philosophy / Ge
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9377638M
ISBN 100521046211
ISBN 139780521046213

Including detailed linguistic analysis of an array of languages, coupled with sociological, historical, and biological insight, Languages in the World provides a uniquely interdisciplinary account of the evolution of language over the pastyears.

Tetel Andresen and Carter expertly illustrate the reciprocal nature of the relationship between language and society by balancing detailed discussion of 5/5(5). For those interested not just in linguistics, but in the politics of language, this book is like Christmas. It's technical, yes, in that it goes into the particulars of languages and language groups; it's also a great bird's-eye view of the cultural and political shifts in each host region, so that it also reads like a language-based cultural history of the world/5.

Part 1 consists of a 32 page review of the Language Families of the world and packs quite a lot into this space. Part III is again a c30 page review of the languages in use in "all" the countries of the world with indications of numbers of speakers and geographical location - again it is quite a good by: Discovering some older edition of THE LANGUAGES OF THE WORLD in high school was a life-changing experience.

This work by Kenneth Katzner is, as far as I know, the only book for the average man that showcases the immense diversity of human tongues/5. World Language Resources. Enrich language instruction with literacy components. Meet-the-Author movies in Spanish or French with captions optional; Hundreds of non-English book guides and lesson plans; Audio and video interviews with authors in French, Spanish, and other languages.

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All the world’s languages, at a glance The core of the primary Wikitongues Airtable base is a series of five linked tables — ‘Languages’, ‘Nations’, ‘Territories’, ‘Continents’, and ‘Writing Systems — that collectively provide a comprehensive look at every single known language in the world.

Although the first known text by native speakers dates tothe first record of the language is a list of words recorded in by Alexander MacKenzie. Motu: grammar by W.G. Lawes: Guugu Yimidhirr: notes by Johann Flierl, Wilhelm Poland and Georg Schwarz, culminating in Walter Roth's The Structure of the Koko Yimidir Language in Introduction To The Languages Of The World Introduction To The Languages Of The World by Asya Pereltsvaig.

Download it Languages Of The World books also available in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format for read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Introduces readers to the rich diversity of human languages, familiarizing them with the variety of languages around the world. This book is the first work to address the question of what kinds of words get borrowed in a systematic and comparative perspective.

It studies lexical borrowing behavior on the basis of a world-wide sample of 40 languages, both major languages and minor languages, and both languages with heavy borrowing and languages with little lexical influence from other languages.

How can language be used to trace different peoples and their past. Are certain languages similar because of common descent or language contact.

Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, this textbook introduces readers to the rich diversity of human languages, familiarizing students with the variety and typology of languages around the : Cambridge University Press.

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DESCRIPTION. Collection of texts by language. ACTIVITY. comment. Collection Info. Addeddate Collection texts Identifier. A table at the beginning provides a good, quick reference to the world's languages' "family tree". Following this, the first part of the book discusses the various language families, with more detail about languages in the Indo-European and Afro-Asiatic branches.

The second part, covering about individual languages, is really what the book Reviews: List of Languages most widely spoken in the world. Countries by Languages Megalanguages around the World - List of Chinese, English, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, and French speaking countries.

Languages around the World with International Language Codes Languages of the World and where they are spoken, a list of Language Names in English and. © Language World Co., Ltd All rights reserved. Terms of use. Writing inin his book, Language: The Cultural Tool, Everett puts things this way: “Living in a culture and acquiring cultural knowledge enables us to gain meaning from the world.

UNESCO Interactive Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger. The online edition of the Atlas is complementary to the print edition It does not reproduce the regional and thematic chapters of the print version, but it offers additional information on the listed endangered languages.

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One example of such a book is McCrum’s Globish: How the English Language Became the World’s Language. This book is uninformative (it rehashes a lot of well-known — and often mistaken, see below — factoids without providing any novel information to an intelligent reader); it’s illogical (the main argument that English became the de.

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Languages provide a window into culture and history. They’re also a unique way to map the world – not through landmasses or geopolitical borders, but through mother tongues.

The Tower of Babel. The most widespread group of languages today is the Indo-European, spoken by half the world's population. This entire group, ranging from Hindi and Persian to Norwegian and English, is believed to descend from the language of a tribe of nomads roaming the plains of eastern Europe and western Asia (in modern terms centring on the Ukraine) as.

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This is a list of literary works (including novels, plays, series, collections of poems or short stories, and essays and other forms of literary non-fiction) sorted by the number of languages.

The obsession goes back to a remark made by Ludwig Wittgenstein in “The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.” If Wittgenstein was right, then language is not so much a. Vol. 2, No. 3 English Language Teaching 36 2.

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World Englishes Debate World Englishes and Standard English was originally hotly debated by Quirk (, ) and Kachru (, ). Today, approximately 6, languages are spoken around the world. But which languages have the most speakers. You might be surprised.

English as a global language. People often talk about English as a global language or lingua more than million people around the world speaking English as a first language and more than million speaking it as a second language, there are English speakers in most countries around the world.The Ethnologue is a catalogue of more than 6, languages spoken in countries.

The Ethnologue Name Index lists o language, dialect, and alternate names. The Ethnologue Language Family Index organizes languages according to language families. The CIA World Factbook with global information on geography, people, governments, economies, communications, transportation, the military, and international issues.