Language: Its Nature and Development
By: Otto Jespersen (author)Hardback
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This book was first published in 1922.
Book 1: History of Linguistic Science 1. Before 1800 2. Beginning of the nineteenth century 3. Middle of the nineteenth century 4. End of the nineteenth century Book 2: The Child 5. Sounds 6. Words 7. Grammar 8. Some fundamental problems 9. The influence of the child on linguistic development 10. The influence of the child (continued) Book 3: The Individual and the World 11. The foreigner 12. Pidgin and congeners 13. The woman 14. Causes of change 15. Causes of change (continued) Book 4: Development of Language 16. Etymology 17. Progress or decay? 18. Progress 19. Origin of grammatical elements 20. Sound symbolism 21. The origin of speech
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