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8. Name, sex, and religion

8. Name, sex, and religion  

John Edwards

in Sociolinguistics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365920
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858613.003.0008
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9780199858613
‘Name, sex, and religion’ argues that name, religion, and gender are three of the most important features of individual and group distinctiveness — and when they are linked with language, ... More
3. Multilingualism, myth, and controversies

3. Multilingualism, myth, and controversies  

John C. Maher

in Multilingualism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2017
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May 2017
eISBN: 
9780191792465
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10.1093/actrade/9780198724995.003.0003
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chapter
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9780198724995
Analysing people’s beliefs about language is important for education and for our common understanding about how language works. ‘Multilingualism, myth, and controversies’ considers six ... More
3. Phylogenetic linguistics: establishing linguistic relationships

3. Phylogenetic linguistics: establishing linguistic relationships  

Stephen R. Anderson

in Languages: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778018
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590599.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199590599
‘Phylogenetic linguistics: establishing linguistic relationships ’ considers the historical dimension of language identity, not only in terms of the relationship among languages, but also ... More
4. The future of languages

4. The future of languages  

Stephen R. Anderson

in Languages: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778018
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590599.003.0004
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9780199590599
Whatever the world's current linguistic diversity, it is steadily declining, as local forms of speech increasingly retreat before the advance of the major languages of world civilization. ... More
2. How many languages are there in the world?

2. How many languages are there in the world?  

Stephen R. Anderson

in Languages: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778018
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590599.003.0002
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9780199590599
‘How many languages are there in the world?’ acknowledges the pioneering work of missionary organizations with an interest in translating the Bible in documenting the languages of the ... More
9. Language and the brain

9. Language and the brain  

P. H. Matthews

in Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775321
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801487.003.0009
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9780192801487
‘Language and the brain’ points out that, though we know how the sound of speech is generated, we do not know how our brains determine the production of specific combinations of words. Nor ... More
Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction

Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction  

P. H. Matthews

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775321
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801487.001.0001
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book
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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 ... 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
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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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