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Who Talks Funny?

Book About Languages for Kids

By (author) Brenda S. Cox
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Shoe String Press Inc.,U.S., North Haven, United States
Published: 1st Jun 1995
Dimensions: w 155mm h 235mm d 19mm
Weight: 525g
Interest age: 10-12+
Reading age: 10+
ISBN-10: 020802378X
ISBN-13: 9780208023780
Barcode No: 9780208023780

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A general introduction to languages and linguistics, synchronic and diachronic - informative and entertaining in just the right proportions. Writing in a conversational style, Cox covers all the topics one would expect to find in an introductory textbook - language families, historical perspective, the formation of dialects and creoles, phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax, writing systems - briefly sketching out the basic concepts of linguistics, and then filling most of each chapter with a colorful assortment of illustrations, facts, and anecdotes related to languages from all over the world. She thus exposes her readers to a great variety of experiments, and encourages them to learn languages. (Kirkus Reviews)