The story of language / by Mario Pei.

[1st ed.].. Philadelphia : Lippincott Company, [1949] .

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Subjects Langage -- Histoire.
Language and languages.
Description 493 pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1949]
Notes Includes index.
Also issued online.
Contents The history of language -- Non-linguistic systems of communication -- Theories of language beginnings -- 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 -- The history of writing -- The constituent elements of language -- 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, cant, and jargon -- The esthetics of language -- The social function of language -- The indispensability of language -- Language and religion -- Language and the family -- Language and material existence -- Language and economic relations -- Language and political institutions -- Language and superstition -- Language and intolerance -- Language and literature -- Language and science -- Language, education and literacy -- The modern spoken tongues -- The geography of language -- King'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 -- Problems of language learning -- "Easy" and "difficult" languages -- The traditional way -- The innovators -- The reaction : in defense of grammar -- The ideal way? -- An international language -- The translation problem -- Universality and internationality, limited -- Universality by artifice -- Universality via linguistic imperialism -- It can be done.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)998836
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WorldCat Identities Pei, Mario, 1901-1978.
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