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The language web : the power and problem of words, Jean Aitchison

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The language web : the power and problem of words
Title
The language web
Title remainder
the power and problem of words
Statement of responsibility
Jean Aitchison
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Language is like a vast spider's web. In this volume Jean Aitchison explores different facets of this web. She begins with the cobweb of false worries which surrounds language. She then discusses how language evolved in the human species, how children acquire it, and how educated English speakers remember 50,000 or more words. Finally, she argues that people are right to be concerned about language, though not in the ways traditionally assumed. This is the text of the 1996 BBC Reith lectures, slightly revised for publication, with illustrations and full references, and an Afterword which looks at the reception of the lectures
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aitchison, Jean
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P106
LC item number
.A34 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The BBC Reith lectures
Series volume
1996
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Language and languages
  • Language and languages
  • Taal
  • Woorden
  • Kommunikationswissenschaft
Label
The language web : the power and problem of words, Jean Aitchison
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of the 1996 BBC Reith lectures
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-133) adn index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The text of the lectures, slightly revised and with an afterword
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 139 pages
Isbn
9780521573856
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
96043929
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35638763
  • (OCoLC)ocm35638763
Label
The language web : the power and problem of words, Jean Aitchison
Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of the 1996 BBC Reith lectures
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-133) adn index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The text of the lectures, slightly revised and with an afterword
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 139 pages
Isbn
9780521573856
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
96043929
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35638763
  • (OCoLC)ocm35638763

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