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Fifty Key Thinkers on Language and Linguistics (Routledge Key Guides)

by Margaret Thomas

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0415373026, Hardcover)

What was the first language, and where did it come from? Do all languages have properties in common? What is the relationship of language to thought? Fifty Key Thinkers on Language and Linguistics explores how fifty of the most influential figures in the field have asked and have responded to classic questions about language. Each entry includes a discussion of the person’s life, work and ideas as well as the historical context and an analysis of his or her lasting contributions. Thinkers include:

Aristotle Samuel Johnson Friedrich Max Müller  Ferdinand de Saussure  Joseph H. Greenberg Noam Chomsky

Fully cross-referenced and with useful guides to further reading, this is an ideal introduction to the thinkers who have had a significant impact on the subject of Language and Linguistics.

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What was the first language, and where did it come from? Do all languages have properties in common? What is the relationship of language to thought? This book explores how 50 of the most influential figures in the field have asked and have responded to classic questions about language.… (more)

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