The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language This Second Edition of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language presents a mass of new information and introduces the subject of language to a fresh generation of students and general readers Probably t

  • Title: The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language
  • Author: David Crystal
  • ISBN: 9780521559676
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Paperback
  • This Second Edition of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language presents a mass of new information and introduces the subject of language to a fresh generation of students and general readers Probably the most successful general study of language ever published, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language covers all the major themes of language study, including popular ideas aboThis Second Edition of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language presents a mass of new information and introduces the subject of language to a fresh generation of students and general readers Probably the most successful general study of language ever published, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language covers all the major themes of language study, including popular ideas about language, language and identity, the structure of language, speaking and listening, writing, reading, and signing, language acquisition, the neurological basis of language, and languages of the world Exposing this work to a new generation of readers, the Second Edition extends the range of coverage to include advances in areas such as machine translation, speech interaction with machines, and language teaching There is new material on acoustics, physiological concepts of language, and World English, and a complete update of the language distribution maps, language speaking statistics, table of the world s languages, and further reading All geopolitical material has been revised to take account of boundary changes The book has been redesigned and is presented for the first time in full color, with new pictures and maps added.

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    1. Why I felt compelled to start reading an encyclopedia cover-to-cover I can't say, but I'm glad I did with this one. Remarkably lucid and catholic in its consideration of the broad universe of topics relating to language broadly construed (which is to say, pretty much everything from philosophy & theology to archaeology & attempts to enable computers to truly comprehend speech). I keep it next to my bed and read a chapter every night. The chapters are appropriately sized for their topics, [...]

    2. This book is a huge, monstrous beast -- the good kind. I keep it on the bottom shelf next to my compact OED, OCD (Oxford Classical Dictionary, not Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Greek English Lexicon (the big Liddell). Where do I even begin to describe the contents of this gigantic resource? It contains 65 chapters organized into 11 sections, including popular ideas about language, the structure of language, the medium of language (speaking and listening), signing and seeing, child language acq [...]

    3. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language is a broad survey of language and linguistics, aimed at a popular audience. It is organised thematically, with sixty five chapters divided into eleven parts. Part one highlights popular ideas (and especially misconceptions) about language, covering such topics as description versus prescription and the equality of languages. Part two considers the ways in which language is tied up with notions of identity — personal, social, and national. And part three i [...]

    4. While this book was really interesting at times, it was also extremely boring at other times. David Crystal clearly knows a lot and he tries to pour all his knowledge in this book (it has every right to be called an encyclopedia) but because of this there were parts which I think didn't have to be in this book.

    5. I have to admit that I have not read every single word on every single page, cover to cover, but this is more of a sit and browse book. All I can say is that if you have a love for languages like I do this is a wonderful, wonderful book!

    6. A thrilling primer on the subject. Every topic is dazzling and captivating; for this I wish it were about seven times larger than its current incarnation, although I must admit it would then be rather unwieldy.I should have bought the hardcover version, since this is a keeper for life.

    7. I translated this book to Persian. I love it. Even I tried to substitute some examples from Persian. the translation took 5 years.

    8. An excellent introduction to general linguistics. It was the original core of my knowledge of the field, which became my academic and professional focus.

    9. This dense reference book contains lively photos and graphics with scholarly writings. It will serve a good reference book as I am learning through the basics of linguistics. (Sept 2016)

    10. Fascinating and comprehensive. Contents include Popular ideas about language; Language and identity; Structure of Language including grammar and semantics; Child language acquistion; Language, brain, and handicap; Languages of the world; and great appendices such as an exhaustive glossary.

    11. Comprehensive in breadth, it doesn't have the depth I would have liked in many subject areas. On the other hand, this is an encyclopedia, and a certain degree of shallowness should be expected (lest it be an impossibly large, unwieldy book).

    12. If 6 stars were available, I'd be wanting 7 for this this grand exploration of one of the most important (in my opinion) things we all try to share. To the point that even attempting to not share is, in itself, a form of language.

    13. It is one of the greatest works on linguistics. It fits the title of the book. In Cambridge and David Crystal I trust.

    14. I had a peak on the part introducing different language systems and found it a litter bit in mess.Well, not bad.

    15. I know. It's an encyclopedia. About language. But it's really a great book. All sorts of interesting facts. Every reader should read it.

    16. Dynamite introductory book about language. Doesn’t go too in-depth about any particular topic. Lots of images, maps, statistics, and fun facts.

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