By Stephen Anderson
What number languages are there? Are new languages nonetheless being chanced on? Why are such a lot of languages disappearing?
In this Very brief creation, eminent linguist Stephen Anderson addresses such questions as he illuminates the technology in the back of languages . contemplating a variety of assorted languages and linguistic examples, Anderson offers the fundamental evidence in regards to the world's significant households of spoken languages and their distribution worldwide. He explores the foundation for linguistic category and increases questions on how we establish a language. contemplating signed languages in addition to spoken, Anderson additionally examines the broader social problems with wasting languages, and their impression on vanishing cultures and peoples.
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