I am a Linguist: With a foreword by Peter Matthews

I am a Linguist: With a foreword by Peter Matthews

by R.M.W. Dixon, R. M. W. Dixon
     
 

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The story of extended linguistic fieldwork in Aboriginal Australia, Fiji and Amazonia, linked to theoretical study of the nature of human language, also throwing in detective novels, science fiction stories and blues and gospel discography. Interspersed with frank assessment of the role of universities today.See more details below

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The story of extended linguistic fieldwork in Aboriginal Australia, Fiji and Amazonia, linked to theoretical study of the nature of human language, also throwing in detective novels, science fiction stories and blues and gospel discography. Interspersed with frank assessment of the role of universities today.

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Praise for R.W.M. Dixon’s I am a Linguist

“As a student of language I cannot commend his stance too highly. I urge younger linguists in particular, to mark all he says about their subject, to empathise with all his triumphs of analysis, and find inspiration in his example.”
Peter Matthews, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, University of Cambridge

“The author’s descriptions of his field trip experiences are superb and the story of his musical pursuits is downright moving. He has done for ‘threatened music’ the same thing that he has done for threatened languages.” Reader’s report

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004192355
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/10/2010
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.20(d)

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