Languages: A Very Short Introduction

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How many languages are there? What differentiates one language from another? Are new languages still being discovered? Why are so many languages disappearing? The diversity of languages today is varied, but it is steadily declining. In this Very Short Introduction, Stephen Anderson answers the above questions by looking at the science behind languages. Considering a wide range of different languages and linguistic examples, he demonstrates how languages are not uniformly distributed around the world; just as some places ...

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Languages: A Very Short Introduction
2012, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199590599

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