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ERIC Number: ED017213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1921
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LANGUAGE, AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF SPEECH.
SAPIR, EDWARD
THIS BOOK, FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1921, IS INTENDED AS A BASIC INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTIC SCIENCE, ESPECIALLY FOR THE LAYMAN. THE INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER DEFINES LANGUAGE AS A CULTURAL FUNCTION AND AS THE POSSIBLE BASIS OF ALL THOUGHT. THE ELEMENTS OF LANGUAGE ARE TREATED IN SECTIONS ON PHONETICS, WORDS, GRAMMATICAL CONCEPTS, AND GRAMMATICAL PROCESSES. LANGUAGE IS THEN PRESENTED FROM A HISTORICAL POINT OF VIEW IN CHAPTERS DEALING WITH DIALECTAL AND GRAMMATICAL SHIFT, PHONETIC LAW, AND WORD BORROWINGS. A CHAPTER ON THE "TYPES OF LINGUISTIC STRUCTURE" GIVES A DETAILED DISCUSSION OF THE TERMS "INFLECTION" AND "AGGLUTINATION," AND OFFERS A SYSTEM FOR THE CLASSIFICATION OF LANGUAGES. INCLUDED ALSO ARE A CHAPTER ON "LANGUAGE, RACE AND CULTURE," WHICH ASSERTS THAT THERE IS NO NECESSARY CONNECTION AMONG THE THREE PHENOMENA, AND A FINAL SECTION ON "LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE." THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE FOR $1.25 FROM HARCOURT, BRACE WORLD, INC., 757 THIRD AVENUE, NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. 10022. (RW)
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