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Languages in the World : How History, Culture, and Politics Shape Language (Hardcover) (Julie Tetel

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"This new volume by Tetel Andresen and Carter stands to change the way we teach sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology. With analytical depth, eclectic breadth, history, biology, and culture, it is a brilliant addition to our pedagogical arsenal."

Norma Mendoza-Denton, University of California, Los Angeles

"The authors enthusiastically lead us along new pathways, proving that linguistics is an exploratory science, and discoveries await. They illuminate the many ways in which `Language loops in and around itself,' creating a web of knowledge that connects us all. This book is an ideal introductory text for a course in Languages of the World or Introduction to Linguistics."

K. David Harrison, Swarthmore College

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 past 200,000 years. Tetel Andresen and Carter expertly illustrate the reciprocal nature of the relationship between language and society by balancing detailed discussion of the structure and distribution of specific languages with engaging personal and political narratives. Exercises and questions for further discussion are included at the end of each chapter and www.wiley.com/go/languagesintheworld features sound files and a host of additional supplementary material.

From the role of Sanskrit in philology to a detailed analysis of the effects of globalization on world language, this innovative new book will be an essential tool for anyone interested in better understanding how language has evolved and where it is going.
Number of Pages: 377
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Julie Tetel Andresen
Language: English
Street Date: January 11, 2016
TCIN: 50455079
UPC: 9781118531259
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-0005
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