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Words of the World - a book by De Swaan, Abram

Words of the World

The Global Language System

Words of the World( )
Author: De Swaan, Abram
ISBN:978-0-7456-6616-7
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Polity Press
Book Format:Ebook
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Book Description:

This bold and accessible study of human languages and communication explores issues which are at the forefront of today's globalized society. The human species is divided into more than five thousand language groups that do not understand each other. And yet these groups constitute one coherent world language system, connected by multilingual speakers in a surprisingly powerful way. The chances of a language thriving depend on its position in the system. There are...
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Pages:272
Detailed Subjects: Philosophy / Language
Political Science / Public Policy / Social Policy
Language Arts & Disciplines / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.928 x 8.931 x 0.585 Inches
Book Weight:1.5 Pounds

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