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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language

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  • The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language (Cambridge University Press) – Trade paperback (1991)
    by David Crystal (Editor)

    The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language

    Trade paperback, Cambridge University Press
    1991
    English
    480 pages

    ISBN: 0521424437
    ISBN-13: 9780521424431

    Where did human language come from? How many languages are there? How do we acquire our first language or learn a second one? The highly acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language by David Crystal answers these and other questions about language. From hieroglyphics to trucker talk, from Shakespeare in pidgin to sneezing in Tongan, this is a stimulating and richly illustrated guide to the variety, structure, history and theory of language. David Crystal not only conveys the intrinsic fascination of the subject, but also ... Show more

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Reviews of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language

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Srinawati S
by Srinawati S on Jul 8, 2010

This is a good book about language. It tells us not only the origin of words, sentences structures about all language, but also how they enter into our daily use today. It is told in everyday language that every one can understand.

bleep253

David Crystal is an empiracle leader

by bleep253 on Jun 18, 2010

Professor Crystal occupies a unique position in the study of the English Language. If not for the sheer number of books written he is a beacon which all students must look to.

Graybeard

Wonderful

by Graybeard on May 7, 2009

This book is must for people who are interested in their language. Informative and exciting, teaching many interesting and knowledgeable things about language.

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Enciclopedia del Lenguaje de Cambridge

by LicJorgeNivalCrisostomo on Mar 23, 2009

En la Enciclopedia del Lenguaje de la Universidad de Cambridge, David Crystal, refiriendose a las distintas disciplinas implicadas en el analisis del discurso, en las llamadas ciencias humanas y sociales, ofrece una lista de 15 campos interdisciplinares, en los cuales los saberes linguisticos se articulan con los de otras disciplinas: 1) Antropologia linguistica (siglo XX) (Duranti) 2) Sociologia (1950) (Goffman) 3) Psicolinguistica (1980) (Luria & Vigotsky) 4) Filosofia del lenguaje (1953) (Wittgenstein) 5) Etnografia de la comunicacion (1960) (Gumperz & Hymes) 6) Etnometodologia (Garfinkel) 7) Interaccionismo simbolico (Goffman) 8) Analisis de la conversacion (Sacks, Schegloff & Jefferson) 9) Sociolinguistica interaccional (Bourdieu & Foucault) 10) Pragmatica (Austin & Searle) 11) Linguistica funcional (Jakobson, Circulo de Praga & Halliday) 12) Linguistica textual (Teun van Dijk) 13) Teoria de la enunciacion (Bajtin) 14) Principio de cooperacion (Grice) 15) Teoria de la relevancia o pertinencia (Sperber & Wilson)

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by PHILOLOGIST on May 10, 2007

A superb compendium of useful information about language. Crisp, brief writing with attractive presentation of facts. Many information boxes with succinct summaries and capsules on a variety of topics. Valuable source of reference for many years.

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