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4. Protecting language

4. Protecting language  

John Edwards

in Sociolinguistics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365920
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858613.003.0004
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9780199858613
4. Protecting language
5. Languages great and small

5. Languages great and small  

John Edwards

in Sociolinguistics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365920
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858613.003.0005
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9780199858613
5. Languages great and small
Introduction

Introduction  

Usha Goswami

in Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191780967
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199646593.003.0001
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9780199646593
Introduction Very Short Introduction will summarize recent research on cognitive development and social/emotional development, focusing largely on the years 0–10. Cognitive development covers how children think, learn, and reason. Social/emotional development covers how children develop relationships, a sense of self, and the ability to control their emotions. Social and emotional well-being are intrinsically connected to cognitive growth. A child who is happy and secure in their family, peer group, and larger social environment is well placed to fulfil their cognitive potential. Children who are growing up in environments that make them anxious or fearful will find it more difficult
3. Language in time and space

3. Language in time and space  

P. H. Matthews

in Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775321
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801487.003.0003
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9780192801487
3. Language in time and space Abstract ‘Language in space and time’ explores the topic of linguistic change. It is a fact, attested everywhere, that language changes, with vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation all being affected. That is why two languages which were once one can, in time, become so different. It must also be the reason why there are ‘languages’ at all. Within limits that might be genetically determined, language (singular) diversified by gradual changes, over a few tens of thousands of years, into the precursors of the languages (plural) which we can observe now. We have to assume that,
1. Introduction: dimensions of linguistic diversity

1. Introduction: dimensions of linguistic diversity  

Stephen R. Anderson

in Languages: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778018
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10.1093/actrade/9780199590599.003.0001
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9780199590599
1. The object of inquiry in linguistics is human language, and in particular, the extent and limits of diversity in the world’s languages. It might be supposed, therefore, that linguists would have a clear and reasonably precise notion of how many languages there are in the world. As we explore various ways of approaching this question in the course of the present book, though, we will find that there is no such definite count – or at least, no such count that has any status as a scientific finding of modern linguistics. The reason for this gap is not (just)
9. Endangered languages

9. Endangered languages  

John C. Maher

in Multilingualism: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2017
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May 2017
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9780191792465
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10.1093/actrade/9780198724995.003.0009
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9780198724995
9. Endangered languages The way language lives now In many countries there are speakers of lesser-known languages who live on the rim of two worlds: a small circle of heritage language speakers, and a large, modernizing, monolingual society. By the end of the 21st century, half the languages spoken in the world today may have disappeared. Fewer than 10,000 people speak 52 per cent of languages, and 83 per cent are spoken in single countries only, thereby exposing them to the policies of a single government. One-third of the world’s alphabets are endangered. Many language communities have approached the point
4. Wittgenstein and recent philosophy

4. Wittgenstein and recent philosophy  

A. C. Grayling

in Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776656
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854117.003.0004
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9780192854117
4. Wittgenstein and recent philosophy
1. History

1. History  

Peter Hainsworth and David Robey

in Italian Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777073
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199231799.003.0002
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9780199231799
1. History
2. Running the empire

2. Running the empire  

Gillian Clark

in Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777295
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199546206.003.0002
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9780199546206
2. Running the empire
4. The Akkadian Empire, 2334–2193 bce

4. The Akkadian Empire, 2334–2193 bce  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
eISBN: 
9780199375233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0004
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9780195377996
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