Language: Its Nature, Development, and Origin

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This early work Otto Jespersen was originally published in 1922 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Language: Its Nature, Development, and Origin' is a scholarly study in the area of linguistics. Otto Jespersen was born in Randers, Denmark on 16th July 1869. He worked as an academic at Copenhagen University and rose to the position of professor of English, a post he held from 1893 to 1925. Jespersen made a considerable contribution to the study of linguistics and some of his ...
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Language, its nature, development and origin

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Overview

This early work Otto Jespersen was originally published in 1922 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Language: Its Nature, Development, and Origin' is a scholarly study in the area of linguistics. Otto Jespersen was born in Randers, Denmark on 16th July 1869. He worked as an academic at Copenhagen University and rose to the position of professor of English, a post he held from 1893 to 1925. Jespersen made a considerable contribution to the study of linguistics and some of his works are still used as the basic texts for study in the field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781473302310
  • Publisher: Read Books Design
  • Publication date: 4/2/2013
  • Pages: 452
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     7
Abbreviations of Book Titles, Etc     13
Phonetic Symbols     16
History of Linguistic Science
Before 1800     19
Beginning of Nineteenth Century     32
Middle of Nineteenth Century     63
End of Nineteenth Century     89
The Child
Sounds     103
Words     113
Grammar     128
Some Fundamental Problems     140
The Influence of the Child on Linguistic Development     161
The Influence of the Child (continued)     172
The Individual and the World
The Foreigner     191
Pidgin and Congeners     216
The Woman     237
Causes of Change     255
Causes of Change (continued)     276
Development of Language
Etymology     305
Progress or Decay?     319
Progress     337
Origin of Grammatical Elements     367
Sound Symbolism     396
The Origin of Speech     412
Index     443
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