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With topics ranging from language death to sign language, "Language, Frogs and Savants" offers a glimpse into the fascinating world of linguistics. Written by one of the most senior figures in linguistics, this work: features fascinating topics ranging from language death to sign language; includes an introduction to the current vision of linguistics most closely associated with Noam Chomsky; and, contains a glossary of all technical terms and interpretations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405130370
ISBN-10: 1405130377
Format: Hardback
(238mm x 167mm x 21mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Neil Smith

Neil Smith is one of the most senior figures in British linguistics. He is Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Phonetics and Linguistics at University College London, and has been Head of the Linguistics Section of the Department since 1972. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including The Twitter Machine (Blackwell, 1989), The Mind of a Savant (with Ianthi Tsimpli, Blackwell, 1995), Chomsky: Ideas and Ideals (1999, 2004) and Language, Bananas and Bonobos (Blackwell, 2002). He was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 1999 and an Honorary Member of the LSA in 2000.

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