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By Steven Roger Fischer

ISBN-10: 1861890516

ISBN-13: 9781861890511

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ISBN-13: 9781861890801

it truly is tempting to take the great expense of up to date linguistic swap with no consideration. what's required, in truth, is a thorough reinterpretation of what language is. Steven Roger Fischer charts the background of language from the days of Homo erectus, Neanderthal people and Homo sapiens via to the 19th century, whilst the technology of linguistics was once constructed, as he analyses the emergence of language as a technological know-how and its improvement as a written shape. He considers the increase of pidgin, creole, jargon and slang, in addition to the consequences radio and tv, propaganda, ads and the media are having on language at the present time. initially released in 1999, this new structure variation, which incorporates a new preface through the writer, additionally indicates how electronic media will proceed to reshape and re-invent the ways that we communicate.

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