Five-Minute Linguist Bite-Sized Essays on Language and Languages

ISBN-10: 1908049499
ISBN-13: 9781908049490
Edition: 2nd 2012 (Enlarged)
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Description: Language is a vital part of everybody's life, & nearly everyone is interested in knowing more about it. This book takes a different approach to making knowledge about language accessible in a non-academic way. It consists of 60 short chapters  More...

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Book details

List price: $12.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Limited
Publication date: 4/30/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Language is a vital part of everybody's life, & nearly everyone is interested in knowing more about it. This book takes a different approach to making knowledge about language accessible in a non-academic way. It consists of 60 short chapters adapted from the weekly scripts of a popular US public radio series on language.

E. M. Rickerson has a Ph.D from the University of California at Berkeley and is Director Emeritus of the award-winning language program at the College of Charleston (S.C.). Formerly a language program director in the U.S. government, he now consults on the development and improvement of language programs at the university level. In 2005 Dr. Rickerson created a radio series on languages ("Talkin' About Talk"), which was broadcast on public and college radio stations -- and on which The 5 Minute Linguist was based. Barry Hilton is a freelance writer/editor and independent scholar living in Maine. He was a member of the editorial board that reviewed the radio scripts on which The 5 Minute Linguist was based. He has travelled and lived in both Europe and Asia, making professional use of Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, French, and German in a variety of jobs. He describes himself as an "armchair philologist and recovering polyglot."

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