The Language Web: The Power and Problem of Words - The 1996 BBC Reith Lectures / Edition 1

The Language Web: The Power and Problem of Words - The 1996 BBC Reith Lectures / Edition 1

by Jean Aitchison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521574757

ISBN-13: 9780521574754

Pub. Date: 11/28/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Language is like a vast interconnected spider's web. In this volume Jean Aitchison explores the different facets of this web, ranging from its biological nature and the way in which language is acquired by children to the way the web has aided language evolution. This is the text of the 1996 BBC Reith lectures, with the addition of illustrations, suggestions for…  See more details below

Overview

Language is like a vast interconnected spider's web. In this volume Jean Aitchison explores the different facets of this web, ranging from its biological nature and the way in which language is acquired by children to the way the web has aided language evolution. This is the text of the 1996 BBC Reith lectures, with the addition of illustrations, suggestions for further reading and notes. An Afterword looks at the reception of the lectures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521574754
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Series:
1996 BBC Reith Lectures Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

1. A web of worries: anxiety about language; 2. A web of deceit: the origin of language; 3. Building the web: acquiring language; 4. A web of words: remembering words; 5. A world-wide web: options and snares.

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