Language: An Introduction to the Study of Speech
How do culture and language correspond? How does language work, and how do languages vary? An expert linguist and anthropologist addresses these and related issues in a highly readable examination of language within the contexts of thought, historical process, race, culture, and art. Topics include a discussion of "drift," or the processes of language change.
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Review: Language: An Introduction to the Study of SpeechUser Review - Sergio - Goodreads
I'd give it a higher rating, but the sections on phonetic law and its various classifications went over my head. However, the chapters that were more grounded in sociology and aesthetics were ... Read full review
Review: Language: An Introduction to the Study of SpeechUser Review - Carl - Goodreads
I am watching John McWhorter's Great Course on Linguistics, in which he recommends Sapir's book as a general introduction to linguistics. After reading the book I thought that it was a good one to ... Read full review