The 5-Minute Linguist: Bite-Sized Essays on Language and Languages (Paperback)

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The 5-Minute Linguist provides a lively, reader-friendly introduction to the subject of language suitable for the general reader and beginning students. The book offers brief essays on more than 60 intriguing questions such as What's the difference between a language and a dialect? Can animals understand us? What causes foreign accents? and How is language used on social media? These are conveniently organized into 12 topical areas that include What is Linguistics, Language and Thought, Language and Society, and Language and Technology, among others. Each essay is written by a leading authority in the specialization who offers succinct, insightful answers to questions that most of us have wondered about, with follow-up references to more in-depth reading on each question. The third edition adds new topics now at the forefront of linguistics and updates others, serving as an unrivaled introduction to the mysteries and intrigue of language. The third edition of this book was produced under the sponsorship of the Linguistic Society of America.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781781798553
ISBN-10: 1781798559
Publisher: Equinox Publishing
Publication Date: September 1st, 2019
Pages: 368
Language: English