LANGUAGE FOR EVERYBODY by Mario Pei

LANGUAGE FOR EVERYBODY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The parts of our speech which form our most complete means of communication are once again explained here in a general introduction to language which covers not only its forms and formation, but also its history, distribution, cultural significance and practical usage. So that, for the general reader, this is a basic book on a basic subject. Language in our daily life should have the widest currency, and the shifts in approach, the geography of the English language as well as others, dialects and slang are explained. So are language sounds, forms, accents and intonation; the development of language, the influences of migration and colonialism, the cycles and zones; the sociological implications of language and its bearing on cultures and national destinies; language affiliations throughout the world; and practical language hints in learning foreign tongues, as well as improving your own.... A predictable, popular audience here.

Pub Date: Nov. 23rd, 1956
Publisher: Devin-Adair