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The domain of language (Bog, Indbundet)

Af: Michael Fortescue

Forlag: Museum Tusculanum
Format: Indbundet
Sprog: Engelsk
Sideantal: 391
Dato for udgivelse: 1-3-2002
Udgivelse: 1. udgave, 2002.
ISBN-13: 9788772897066
Produkt type: Bog
Illustrationsangivelser: ill.
Tegner: Henrik Maribo
År for denne udgave: 2002
Første udgivelsesår: 2002
Originalsprog: Dansk
Udgave: 1
Oplag: 1

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This book is intended as counter-evidence to the perception that Linguistics is a domain of dusty schoolroom grammar. It follows that linguistics can be characterised differently than as proponents of theoretical orientations who spend their brief breaks from their bone-dry work bashing each other over the head with their various favourite abstractions. The discipline may appear to outsiders as fragmented and - worse still - lacking in relevance to the real world outside its gates. This book demonstrates that Linguistics, in all its varied branches, can be entertaining as well as thought-provoking, and that its domain is indeed a coherent one despite all the internecine squabbling.

In an unconventional way, Michael Fortescue introduces his subject as a kind of fable with a historical moral that professional linguists, as well as students, should enjoy as a useful commentary on the state of the discipline today.

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