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LINGUIST List 17.3207

Thu Nov 02 2006

Books: General Linguistics: Rickerson, Hilton (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

Links to the websites of all LINGUIST's supporting publishers are available at the end of this issue.
        1.    Janet Joyce, The Five-Minute Linguist: Rickerson, Hilton (Eds)

Message 1: The Five-Minute Linguist: Rickerson, Hilton (Eds)
Date: 29-Oct-2006
From: Janet Joyce <jjoyceequinoxpub.com>
Subject: The Five-Minute Linguist: Rickerson, Hilton (Eds)

Title: The Five-Minute Linguist
Subtitle: Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages
Published: 2006
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd.

Editor: E. M. Rickerson
Editor: Barry Hilton
Paperback: ISBN: 184553199X Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 9.99
Paperback: ISBN: 184553199X Pages: 224 Price: U.S. $ 12.95

Language is a vital part of everybody's life, and nearly everybody is
interested in knowing more about it. It's all too easy for people to lose
interest, though, when the answers to their questions turn out to be long
and technically challenging.

The Five- Minute Linguist: Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages
takes a new approach to making accurate and up-to-date knowledge about
language accessible in a non-academic way. It consists of 60 short
chapters adapted from the weekly scripts of a popular U.S. public radio
series on language. The scripts, contributed by a cross-section of leading
professional linguists in America and abroad, address popular questions
like "How many languages are there in the world?" "Is elementary school
too early to teach foreign languages?" and "How good is machine
translation?" They are written with a light touch that has been highly
successful in reaching an audience of intelligent non-specialists. The
book preserves that light touch while adding such features as an index (to
help readers connect topics touched on in more than one chapter) and
suggestions for follow-up reading.

"What a gift to those who love language and those who are simply curious
about it. Leading experts each tackle an intriguing question, and explain
it in straightforward, delightful prose. Read it from cover to cover or
keep it by your bed to dip into for endless fascination."
Deborah Tannen, Professor of Linguistics, Georgetown University, and author
of You Just Don't Understand

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:

-------------------------- Major Supporters --------------------------
Blackwell Publishing http://www.blackwellpublishing.com
Cambridge University Press http://us.cambridge.org
Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd http://www.continuumbooks.com
Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://www.equinoxpub.com/
European Language Resources Association http://www.elda.org/sommaire.php
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Hodder Arnold http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates http://www.erlbaum.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom.at
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com
Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
Routledge (Taylor and Francis) http://www.routledge.com/
Springer http://www.springer.com

---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------
Anthropological Linguistics http://www.indiana.edu/~anthling/
CSLI Publications http://cslipublications.stanford.edu/
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc. Umass http://glsa.hypermart.net/
International Pragmatics Assoc. http://www.ipra.be
Kingston Press Ltd http://www.kingstonpress.com/
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke http://www.lotpublications.nl/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. http://www.stjerome.co.uk
Utrecht institute of Linguistics http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/


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