The Origin and Diversification of Language

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Juli 2006



Morris Swadesh, one of this centuryas foremost scientific investigators of language, dedicated much of his life to the study of the origin and evolution of language. This volume, left nearly completed at his death and edited posthumously by Joel F. Sherzer, is his last major study of this difficult subject.


Morris Swadesh (1909-1967) initiated or was associated with the introduction of many new approaches in scientific linguistics, including phonemics, glottochronology, and new concepts of language evolution. At the time of his death, he was research professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Joel F. Sherzer is a professor in the Departments of Anthropology and Archeology at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author, editor, or compiler of many books, including Stories, Myths, Chants, and Songs of the Kuna Indians, Speech Play and Verbal Art, and Verbal Art in San Blas: Kuna Culture through its Discourse. Dell Hymes is Commonwealth Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus at the University of Virginia. He is the author of many works, including Now I Know Only So Far: Essays in Ethnopoetics and Ethnography, Linguistics, Inequality: Essays in Education, 1978-1994.

EAN: 9780202308418
ISBN: 0202308413
Untertitel: Alternate. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2006
Seitenanzahl: 350 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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