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LanguagesA Very Short Introduction

Languages: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Anderson

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778018
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590599.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199590599
Languages: A Very Short Introduction addresses questions such as: How many languages are there? What differentiates one language from another? Are new languages still being discovered? Why ... More
LinguisticsA Very Short Introduction

Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction  

P. H. Matthews

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775321
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801487.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192801487
Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction considers a subject that falls in the gap between arts and science, on the edges of which fascinating discoveries and important problems are found. ... More
SlangA Very Short Introduction

Slang: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathon Green

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2016
Published Online: 
Feb 2016
eISBN: 
9780191796418
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198729532.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198729532
Slang, however one judges it, shows us at our most human. It is used widely and often, typically associated with the writers of noir fiction, teenagers, and rappers, but also found in the ... More
SociolinguisticsA Very Short Introduction

Sociolinguistics: A Very Short Introduction  

John Edwards

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365920
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858613.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199858613
Sociolinguistics: A Very Short Introduction deals with the social life of language: language in its sociocultural context. It draws from sociolinguistics, the sociology of language, and ... More
TranslationA Very Short Introduction

Translation: A Very Short Introduction  

Matthew Reynolds

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2016
Published Online: 
Oct 2016
eISBN: 
9780191780622
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198712114.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198712114
Translation is everywhere, and matters to everybody. Translation doesn’t only give us foreign news, dubbed films, and instructions for using the microwave: without it, there would be no ... More
Writing and ScriptA Very Short Introduction

Writing and Script: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew Robinson

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777509
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199567782.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199567782
Writing and Script: A Very Short Introduction explains how early forms of writing developed into hundreds of scripts including the Roman alphabet and Chinese characters. Without writing, ... More

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