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The History of Languages: An Introduction By Tore Janson,

  • Title: The History of Languages: An Introduction
  • Author: Tore Janson
  • ISBN: 9780199604296
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is an introduction to the history of languages, from the distant past to a glimpse at what languages may be like in the distant future It looks at how languages arise, change, and ultimately vanish, and what lies behind their different destinies What happens to languages, he argues, has to do with what happens to the people who use them, and what happens to people,This is an introduction to the history of languages, from the distant past to a glimpse at what languages may be like in the distant future It looks at how languages arise, change, and ultimately vanish, and what lies behind their different destinies What happens to languages, he argues, has to do with what happens to the people who use them, and what happens to people, individually and collectively, is affected by the languages they speak The book opens by examining what the languages are the hunter gatherers might have spoken and the changes to language that took place when agriculture made settled communities possible It then looks at the effects of the invention of writing, the formation of empires, the spread of religions, and the recent dominance of world powers, and shows how these relate to great changes in the use of languages Tore Janson discusses the appearance of new languages, the reasons why some languages spread and others die, considers whether similar cyclical processes are found at different times and places, and examines the causes of internal changes in languages and dialects The book ranges widely among the world s languages and mixes thematic chapters on general processes of change with accounts of specific languages, including Chinese, Arabic, Latin, Greek, and English.
    The History of Languages An Introduction This is an introduction to the history of languages from the distant past to a glimpse at what languages may be like in the distant future It looks at how languages arise change and ultimately vani

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    1. Dillerin Tarihi, dil konusuna tarihsel ve sosyo k lt rel a dan yakla an, kulland dili ile akademik bir yay ndan ziyade her t rl okur i in ula labilir bir kitap olma zelli i ta yor Kitap kendisini ba lang ta bir ders kitab olarak tan ml yor kitaptaki konular n se iminden bu konular n i leni ine kadar a klay c , pedagojik yakla m sezebiliyorsunuz fakat ders kitab tan m n n ok daha tesinde, kuru ve s k c bir dilden ziyade olduk a sade ve dilbilim konusunda teknik jargondan olabildi ince uzak durara [...]

    2. I mistakenly expected this book to deal with the way in which words and sounds and grammar have undergone changes in various language families of the world for example, how from Proto Indo European descended the Indo European languages, and, in the course of that development, from Latin the Romance languages developed I got that wrong, and that was probably my fault for not reading reviews closely enough I mention it in case you might have a similar expectation from the title.What the book is ch [...]

    3. Ik had de korte vorm van dit boek al eens gelezen en vond dat toen maar matig Het oordeel is niet erg veranderd Dit boek gaat overal wel dieper op in en behandelt ook meer talen of taalgebieden, maar ik zie nog steeds niet hoe dit boek een serieus studieboek moet zijn voor de universiteit.

    4. tr s int ressant bonne introduction l histoire des langues ne couvre pas tout, mais r f re d autres ouvrages afin d approfondir les sujets abord s.

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