Living Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (Primers in Anthropology) | The Social Art | Gendered Lives | The Five-Minute Linguist | Language Matters | Language Files | Living Language | MLA: The Easy Way! | What's Language Got To Do With It?
Language Matters provides a highly informative tour of the world of language, examining these and other vexing and controversial language-related questions. Throughout, Napoli and Lee-Schoenfeld encourage and lead the reader to use common-sense and everyday experience rather than preconceived notions or technical linguistic expertise. Both their questions and their conclusions are surprising, sometimes provocative, and always entertaining.
This thoroughly revised second edition updates the book with a new co-author, and includes new chapters on language and power, language extinction, and what it is linguists actually do. Language Matters is sure to engage both general readers and students of language and linguistics at any level.
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