Language, Bananas and Bonobos: Linguistic Problems, Puzzles and Polemics / Edition 1

Language, Bananas and Bonobos: Linguistic Problems, Puzzles and Polemics / Edition 1

by Neil Smith, N. V. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631228721

ISBN-13: 9780631228721

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Wiley

Language, Bananas, and Bonobos presents a series of engaging reflections on concerns such as our knowledge and use of language, political correctness, and the linguistic abilities of chimpanzees. In doing so, this volume provides new insights into linguistics that are of universal interest.

Overview

Language, Bananas, and Bonobos presents a series of engaging reflections on concerns such as our knowledge and use of language, political correctness, and the linguistic abilities of chimpanzees. In doing so, this volume provides new insights into linguistics that are of universal interest.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631228721
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.55(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Prelude:.

1. How to be the Center of the Universe.

Part I: Problems:.

2. Tadoma.

3. Putting a Banana in Your Ear.

4. A Fragment of Genius.

5. Colourful Language.

6. The Structure of Noise.

7. Dissociations.

Part II: Puzzles:.

8. Puzzle.

9. PC.

10. Acquired Whining.

11. Godshit.

12. The Golem.

13. $.

Part III: Polemics:.

14. Bonobos.

15. Whales, Sunflowers and the Evolution of Language.

16. Jackdaws, Sex and Language Acquisition.

17. Does Chomsky Exist?.

18. Relentless Jollity, Inexorable Logic and the Nature of Mind.

19. Structural Eccentricities.

20. The Velarity of Linguists.

Glossary.

References.

Index.

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