The Language Web: The Power and Problem of Words - The 1996 BBC Reith Lectures by Jean AitchisonThe Language Web: The Power and Problem of Words - The 1996 BBC Reith Lectures by Jean Aitchison

The Language Web: The Power and Problem of Words - The 1996 BBC Reith Lectures

byJean Aitchison

Paperback | January 28, 1997

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Language is like a vast interconnected spider's web. In this volume Jean Aitchison explores the different facets of this web, ranging from its biological nature and the way in which language is acquired by children to the way the web has aided language evolution. This is the text of the 1996 BBC Reith lectures, with the addition of illustrations, suggestions for further reading and notes. An Afterword looks at the reception of the lectures.
Title:The Language Web: The Power and Problem of Words - The 1996 BBC Reith LecturesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:156 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.35 inShipping dimensions:7.8 × 5.08 × 0.35 inPublished:January 28, 1997Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521574757

ISBN - 13:9780521574754

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Table of Contents

1. A web of worries: anxiety about language; 2. A web of deceit: the origin of language; 3. Building the web: acquiring language; 4. A web of words: remembering words; 5. A world-wide web: options and snares.

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Language is like a vast spider's web. In this volume Aitchison explores the different facets of this web. This is the text of the 1996 BBC Reith lectures, slightly revised for publication, with illustrations and full references, and an Afterword which looks at the reception of the lectures.