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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 18:09:11 -0500 (EST)
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Subject: Language and Life: Wise, Headland, Brend

Title: Language and Life
Subtitle: Essays in Memory of Kenneth L. Pike 
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: SIL International	
Editor: Mary Ruth Wise
Editor: Thomas N. Headland
Editor: Ruth M. Brend

Paperback: ISBN: 1556711409, Pages: xxvii, 646, Price: $40.00
Kenneth Pike's influence spread far and wide during the last half of
the twentieth century. The contributors to this volume are just a few
of the thousands of scholars whose work was influenced by Pike's
teaching and writing. These essays will help younger scholars grasp
something of his intellectual influence through his contribution to
linguistics, anthropology, and many other disciplines. Long before
the concept of "endangered languages" came into vogue in the 1990s,
Pike was instilling in his students the importance of recording,
preserving, and working to keep alive the thousands of unwritten
languages spoken throughout the world.

Pike's work with SIL International took him to many parts of the world
as a consultant and lecturer. He worked with speakers of hundreds of
indigenous languages as well as with SIL field linguists studying
those languages. At the same time, he interacted with scholars at
international conferences and lectured at universities in many
countries. Essays in this volume include papers by authors from at
least ten countries and six disciplines.

Readers of this volume will find a rich introduction to the life and
philosophy of Dr. Pike. They will see how he considered all aspects
of life--language, culture, worldview, religion, and ways of thinking
and learning--to be a coherent whole. They will also find the
authors' own comments as to how Pike influenced and contributed to
their lives and work.
Lingfield(s): Anthropological Linguistics
		Language Description
		Philosophy of Language

Written In: English (Language Code: English)

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