Folk Linguistics

Description

Folk knowledge of language has not engaged linguists very often in the history of that field. Introductory texts often disparage folkbelief in contrast to 'scientific truth'. In fact, language is a ubiquitous topic of discussion and general concern of the folk. They talk about grammar, pronunciation, first and second language learning, language disabilities, dialects, gender and language, and a host of other topics. This book approaches such beliefs as one of the most important aspects of ethnography. Surely what a people believe about their language is as important as any other key to an understanding of their culture.;

Details

Author(s)
Dennis Richard Preston, Nancy A. Niedzielski
Format
Paperback | 405 pages
Dimensions
161 x 229.6 x 22.4mm | 594.22g
Publication date
07 Mar 2003
Publisher
De Gruyter
Imprint
de Gruyter Mouton
Publication City/Country
Berlin, Germany
Language
English
Edition statement
Revised ed.
Illustrations note
2 Tables, black and white; 47 Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
3110175541
ISBN13
9783110175547
Bestsellers rank
36,053