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Language, Frogs and Savants More Linguistic Problems, Puzzles and Polemics

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ISBN-10: 1405130377

ISBN-13: 9781405130370

Edition: 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Neil Smith

List price: $133.00
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Description:

With topics ranging from language death to sign language, Language, Frogs and Savants offers a glimpse into the fascinating world of linguistics. Written by one of the most senior figures in linguistics. Features fascinating topics ranging from language death to sign language. Includes an introduction to the current vision of linguistics most closely associated with Noam Chomsky. Contains a glossary of all technical terms and interpretations.
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Book details

List price: $133.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/28/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 212
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: What Everyone Should Know about Language and Linguistics
The Meaning of 'Language'
Knowledge of Language
Describing Knowledge of Language
Explanation in Language
Linguistics as a 'Science'
Beyond Language: Pragmatics and the Language of Thought
Language in the Limit
Savants
Singing by the Dead
Maganar Hannu
Sneering at the Arts
Babes and Sucklings
Censored?
Did you Know that the Portuguese for Turkey is Peru?
Language in the Genes
Obstinacy
Backlash
Is There a Gene for Linguists?
Frogs, Parrots, Grooming, the Basal Ganglia and Language
Core Concerns
Parametric Poverty
Linguistics by Numbers
Modules, Modals, Maths and the Mind
Nothing
The
Are Gucks Mentally Represented?
Postscript: A Refutation?
Wonder
Glossary
References