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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language

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  • The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language (Cambridge University Press) – Trade paperback (2010)
    by David Crystal

    The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language

    Trade paperback, Cambridge University Press
    2010
    English
    3rd ed.
    516 pages

    ISBN: 0521736501
    ISBN-13: 9780521736503

    This new, thoroughly revised edition of the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language incorporates the major developments in language study which have taken place since the mid 1990s. Two main new areas have been added: the rise of electronic communication in all its current forms from email to texting, and the crisis affecting the world's languages, of which half are thought to be so seriously endangered that they will die out this century. * All language statistics have been updated, and additional information provided ... 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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