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Linguistics : The Cambridge Survey: Volume 4, Language: The Socio-Cultural Context: Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey: Volume 4, Language: The Socio-Cultural Context Language - the Socio-cultural Context v.4 - Frederick J. Newmeyer

Linguistics

The Cambridge Survey: Volume 4, Language: The Socio-Cultural Context: Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey: Volume 4, Language: The Socio-Cultural Context Language - the Socio-cultural Context v.4

By: Frederick J. Newmeyer (Editor)

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Published: 13th November 1989
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Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey is a comprehensive introduction to current research in all branches of the field of linguistics, from syntactic theory to ethnography of speaking, from signed language to the mental lexicon, from language acquisition to discourse analysis. Each chapter has been written by a specialist particularly distinguished in his or her field who has accepted the challenge of reviewing the current issues and future prospects in sufficient depth for the scholar and with sufficient clarity for the student. Each volume can be read independently and has a particular focus. Volume I covers the internal structure of the language faculty itself, while Volume II considers the evidence for, and the implications of, a generativist approach to language. Psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics are covered in Volume III, and Volume IV concentrates on sociolinguistics and the allied fields of anthropological linguistics and discourse and conversation analysis. Several of the chapters in the work concentrate on the interface between different aspects of linguistic theory or the boundaries between linguistic theory and other disciplines. Thus in both its scope and in its approach the Survey is a unique and fundamental work of reference. It undoubtedly fulfils the editor's principal aim of providing a wealth of information, insight and ideas that will excite and challenge all readers with an interest in linguistics.

'The contributions are informed, up-to-date and lucid, and many of them make unusual - in fact, unprecedented - efforts to present opposing viewpoints fairly and to look at what they have in common rather than at what divides them. ... The mixture of detached overviews and strongly argued positions works very well, in my view, and the editor is to be congratulated for the high standards that are maintained throughout. The tremendous intellectual energy and excitement of the field come through strongly, and I shan't hesitate to recommend many of the chapters to students.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

Contributors
Preface
The study of language in its socio-cultural context
Language, culture, and world-view
Language and social class
Language and race: some implications for linguistic science
Language and gender
Bilingualism
Dialectology
Sociolinguistics and syntactic variation
Language birth: the processes of pidginization and creolization
Language death
Language planning: the view from linguistics
Ethnography of speaking: towards a linguistics of the praxis
The organisation of discourse
Conversation analysis
Index of names
Index of subjects
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ISBN: 9780521375832
ISBN-10: 0521375835
Series: Linguistics : The Cambridge Survey : Book 4
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 13th November 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.46