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The Resource How language works : how babies babble, words change meaning, and languages live or die, David Crystal

How language works : how babies babble, words change meaning, and languages live or die, David Crystal

Label
How language works : how babies babble, words change meaning, and languages live or die
Title
How language works
Title remainder
how babies babble, words change meaning, and languages live or die
Statement of responsibility
David Crystal
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A lighthearted exploration of the origin, function and purpose of language addresses a wide range of topics to offer insight into what can be learned through verbal and body language, from the role of gestures and the evolution of grammar to the intricacies of different languages and the layout of the human throat
Cataloging source
AXH
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1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crystal, David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P121
LC item number
.C69 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Linguistics
  • Language and languages
  • Language and languages
  • Linguistics
Label
How language works : how babies babble, words change meaning, and languages live or die, David Crystal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 485-486) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introducing language -- Spoken language -- Written language -- Sign language -- Language structure -- Discourse -- Dialects -- Languages -- Multilingualism -- Looking after language
  • 5.
  • 50.
  • How we know where someone is : the contextual issue
  • 51.
  • How dialects differ from languages
  • 52.
  • How languages die
  • 53.
  • How languages are born
  • 54.
  • How language began
  • How we make speech sounds : phase 2
  • 56.
  • How language families work
  • 57.
  • How the Indo-European family is organized
  • 58.
  • How other Eurasian families are organized -- part one
  • 59.
  • How other Eurasian families are organized -- part two
  • 60.
  • How the Indo-Pacific island families are organized
  • 6.
  • 61.
  • How African families are organized
  • 62.
  • How American families are organized
  • 63.
  • How multilingualism works
  • 64.
  • How we cope with many languages : translate them
  • 65.
  • How we cope with many languages : supplement them
  • How we transmit sounds
  • 66.
  • How we cope with many languages : learn them
  • 67.
  • How we cope with many languages : teach them
  • 68.
  • How we cope with many languages : plan them
  • 69.
  • How not to look after languages
  • 70.
  • How to look after languages : recognizing principles
  • 7.
  • 71.
  • How to look after languages : recognizing functions
  • 72.
  • How to look after languages : recognizing varieties
  • 73.
  • Teaching people to look after languages
  • How we hear speech sounds
  • 8.
  • How we perceive speech
  • 9.
  • How we describe speech sounds
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • How we describe consonants and vowels
  • 11.
  • How we organize the sounds of speech
  • 12.
  • How we use tone of voice
  • 13.
  • How children learn speech sounds : the first year
  • 14.
  • How children learn speech sounds : later years
  • How what works?
  • 15.
  • How speech can go wrong
  • 16.
  • How we write
  • 17.
  • How we make writing systems : early times
  • 18.
  • How we make writing systems : modern times
  • 19.
  • How we read
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • How we write and spell
  • 21.
  • How we learn to read to write
  • 22.
  • How reading and writing can go wrong
  • 23.
  • How writing and speech differ
  • 24.
  • How the electronic medium differs
  • How to treat body language
  • 25.
  • How sign language works
  • 26.
  • How sign languages vary
  • 27.
  • How the brain handles language
  • 28.
  • How to investigate language structure
  • 29.
  • How we mean
  • 3.
  • 30.
  • How we analyse meaning
  • 31.
  • How we learn vocabulary
  • 32.
  • How children learn to mean
  • 33.
  • How dictionaries work
  • 34.
  • How names work
  • How we use the 'edges' of language
  • 35.
  • How vocabulary grows
  • 36.
  • How we study grammar
  • 37.
  • How words work
  • 38.
  • How we classify words
  • 39.
  • How sentences work
  • 4.
  • 40.
  • How we learn grammar
  • 41.
  • How we discourse
  • 42.
  • How conversation works
  • 43.
  • How we choose what to say
  • 44.
  • How we can't choose what to say
  • How we make speech sounds : phase 1
  • 45.
  • How we know where someone is from
  • 46.
  • How to study dialects
  • 47.
  • How we know what someone is : the ethnic issue
  • 48.
  • How we know what someone is : the social issue
  • 49.
  • How we know what someone is : the stylistic issue
Control code
ocn229307452
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 500 pages
Isbn
9781585678488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)229307452
Label
How language works : how babies babble, words change meaning, and languages live or die, David Crystal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 485-486) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introducing language -- Spoken language -- Written language -- Sign language -- Language structure -- Discourse -- Dialects -- Languages -- Multilingualism -- Looking after language
  • 5.
  • 50.
  • How we know where someone is : the contextual issue
  • 51.
  • How dialects differ from languages
  • 52.
  • How languages die
  • 53.
  • How languages are born
  • 54.
  • How language began
  • How we make speech sounds : phase 2
  • 56.
  • How language families work
  • 57.
  • How the Indo-European family is organized
  • 58.
  • How other Eurasian families are organized -- part one
  • 59.
  • How other Eurasian families are organized -- part two
  • 60.
  • How the Indo-Pacific island families are organized
  • 6.
  • 61.
  • How African families are organized
  • 62.
  • How American families are organized
  • 63.
  • How multilingualism works
  • 64.
  • How we cope with many languages : translate them
  • 65.
  • How we cope with many languages : supplement them
  • How we transmit sounds
  • 66.
  • How we cope with many languages : learn them
  • 67.
  • How we cope with many languages : teach them
  • 68.
  • How we cope with many languages : plan them
  • 69.
  • How not to look after languages
  • 70.
  • How to look after languages : recognizing principles
  • 7.
  • 71.
  • How to look after languages : recognizing functions
  • 72.
  • How to look after languages : recognizing varieties
  • 73.
  • Teaching people to look after languages
  • How we hear speech sounds
  • 8.
  • How we perceive speech
  • 9.
  • How we describe speech sounds
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • How we describe consonants and vowels
  • 11.
  • How we organize the sounds of speech
  • 12.
  • How we use tone of voice
  • 13.
  • How children learn speech sounds : the first year
  • 14.
  • How children learn speech sounds : later years
  • How what works?
  • 15.
  • How speech can go wrong
  • 16.
  • How we write
  • 17.
  • How we make writing systems : early times
  • 18.
  • How we make writing systems : modern times
  • 19.
  • How we read
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • How we write and spell
  • 21.
  • How we learn to read to write
  • 22.
  • How reading and writing can go wrong
  • 23.
  • How writing and speech differ
  • 24.
  • How the electronic medium differs
  • How to treat body language
  • 25.
  • How sign language works
  • 26.
  • How sign languages vary
  • 27.
  • How the brain handles language
  • 28.
  • How to investigate language structure
  • 29.
  • How we mean
  • 3.
  • 30.
  • How we analyse meaning
  • 31.
  • How we learn vocabulary
  • 32.
  • How children learn to mean
  • 33.
  • How dictionaries work
  • 34.
  • How names work
  • How we use the 'edges' of language
  • 35.
  • How vocabulary grows
  • 36.
  • How we study grammar
  • 37.
  • How words work
  • 38.
  • How we classify words
  • 39.
  • How sentences work
  • 4.
  • 40.
  • How we learn grammar
  • 41.
  • How we discourse
  • 42.
  • How conversation works
  • 43.
  • How we choose what to say
  • 44.
  • How we can't choose what to say
  • How we make speech sounds : phase 1
  • 45.
  • How we know where someone is from
  • 46.
  • How to study dialects
  • 47.
  • How we know what someone is : the ethnic issue
  • 48.
  • How we know what someone is : the social issue
  • 49.
  • How we know what someone is : the stylistic issue
Control code
ocn229307452
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 500 pages
Isbn
9781585678488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)229307452

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