The story of language / by Mario Pei.


Rev. ed.. Philadelphia, PA : Lippincott, [1965] .

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Subjects Langage et langues.
Language and languages.
Linguistik.
Linguistique.
Description 491 pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1965]
©1965
Notes Includes indexes.
Also issued online.
Summary Explores the many aspects of world languages, such as the history of language, the constituent elements, the social function of language, all about today's modern languages, and the possibility of an international language.
Contents Language and Political Institutions -- Language and Superstition -- Language and Intolerance -- Language and Literature -- Language and Science -- Lanugage, Education, and Literacy -- Language and Psychology -- The Geography of language -- Kind's English and American Language -- Scandinavian, Dutch, and German -- The Romance Tongues -- The Slavic Languages -- Other Indo-European Languages -- Possible Relatives of Indo-European -- The Far Eastern Tongues -- The World's Other Tongues -- Self-designation -- "Easy" and "Difficult" Languages -- The Translation Problem -- Universality and Internationality, Limited -- Universality by Artifice -- Universality via Linguistic Imperialism -- It Can Be Done!
Nonlinguistic Systems of Communication -- Theories of Language Origin -- The Family Relationships of Language -- The Evolution of Language -- Dialects -- The Saga of Place Names -- The Story of Personal and Family Names -- The Language of Politeness and Insult -- The History of Writing -- The Compartments of Language -- The Sounds of Language -- Words -- The Structure of Language -- The Arrangement of Words -- Semantics and Semantic Change -- The International Language Bank -- The Great Language Mint -- Slang and Vulgarisms -- Cant and Jargon -- The Esthetics of Language -- The Indispensability of Language -- Language and Religion -- Language and the Family -- Language and Material Existence -- Language and Economic Relations.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)306668
(OCoLC)ocm00306668
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WorldCat Identities Pei, Mario, 1901-1978.
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