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LANGUAGE

LANGUAGE
$36.00
Item Code: IDD581
Author: LEONARD BLOOMFIELD
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 1996
ISBN: 812081195X
Pages: 576
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.5" X 5.5"
About the Book:

The book presents the fundamentals of Linguistics and the historical survey of languages to the reader without any complication and obscurity. It is a valuable book for students and scholars of linguistics.

The author has followed the traditional order of presentation. He begins with the survey of languages of the world, proceeds with the study of phonetic structure, grammatical forms, syntax and morphology, each being the indispensable preliminary to the study of the ensuing one.

The book is divided into 38 chapters which give a detailed and thorough knowledge of the subject on all important issues, such as analogic and semantic changes, Cultural, Intimate and Dialect Borrowings and scores of other points related to the subject. Of these Chapter 24 Semantic Change, and Chapter 25 Cultural Borrowings are much palatable. It is in these Chapters that the reader can get right away from the mechanics of language and follow the play of human mind.

The book is documented with notes, bibliography, table of Phonetic symbols and Index.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

  1. THE STUDY OF LANGUAGE
  2. THE USE OF LANGUAGE
  3. SPEECH-COMMUNITIES
  4. THE LANGUAGE OF THE WORLD
  5. THE PHONEME
  6. TYPES OF PHONEMES
  7. MODIFICATIONS
  8. PHONETIC STRUCTURE
  9. MEANING
  10. GRAMMATICAL FORMS
  11. SENTENCE-TYPES
  12. SYNTAX
  13. MORPHOLOGY
  14. MORPHOLOGIC TYPES
  15. SUBSTITUTION
  16. FORM-CLASSES AND LEXICON
  17. WRITTEN RECORDS
  18. THE COMPARATIVE METHOD
  19. DIALECT GEOGRAPHY
  20. PHONETIC CHANGE
  21. TYPES OF PHONETIC CHANGE
  22. FLUCTUATION IN THE FREQUENCY OF FORMS
  23. ANALOGIC CHANGE
  24. SEMANTIC CHANGE
  25. CULTURAL BORROWING
  26. INTIMATE BORROWING
  27. DIALECT BORROWING
  28. APPLICATIONS AND OUTLOOK
NOTES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

TABLE OF PHONETIC SYMBOLS

ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS

INDEX

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