In this indispensable reference, twenty-nine leaders in the field
describe how language works--accounting for its nature, use, study, and
history. An Encyclopaedia of Language provides a truly comprehensive
overview of how the various branches of linguistic study have arrived
at their current positions. It divides the subject into three logical
sections: 1) the "inner nature" of language; 2) its interaction with
other disciplines; and 3) some special aspects of its study and use.
Readers will find detailed coverage of: how language works; how
language is taught and learned; phonetics; grammar and semantics; how
linguists research their subjects and interpret results; second
languages; language and computation; writing systems; the history of
language study; the evolution of language; the distribution of
languages around the world; lexicography; dialectology; and other
Not registered yet? We'll like you more if you do!