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6. The genotypes of languages

6. The genotypes of languages  

Stephen R. Anderson

in Languages: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778018
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590599.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199590599
‘The genotypes of languages ’ considers whether the science of linguistics can provide a better basis for measuring the number of different languages spoken in the world. Instead of ... More
7. The diversity of signed languages

7. The diversity of signed languages  

Stephen R. Anderson

in Languages: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778018
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590599.003.0007
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199590599
‘The diversity of signed languages’ argues that if signed language were simply a pantomimic depiction of the world, there would be no reason to expect to find more than one. However, as ... More
8. Conclusion: the unity of human language

8. Conclusion: the unity of human language  

Stephen R. Anderson

in Languages: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778018
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590599.003.0008
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199590599
So how many languages are there in the world? The various notions of how to individuate them offer a fairly wide range of answers, none of which seems overwhelmingly correct. ‘The unity of ... More
Languages: A 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
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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 ... More

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