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Language: An Introduction to the Study of Speech
Language An Introduction to the Study of Speech Author:Edward Sapir Language and culture, Sapir contends, are separate from each other. Contrary to conventional belief, language is not an expression of "national temperament," or of racial or geographic influences, and is not an inherited skill. — Against this general background, Professor Sapir analyzes, for student and common reader, the elements of languages. ... more »Among these are the units of language, (i.e., the word with its "radical" and "grammatical" parts), grammatical concepts and their origins, how languages differ and resemble each other, and the history of the growth of representative languages.
Written more than thirty years ago, Language stands as one of the clearest and most comprehensive surveys of its subject in English.« less