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Language

Its Nature and Development

By Otto Jespersen

Routledge – 2006 – 464 pages

Series: Otto Jespersen

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Description

This book was first published in 1922.

Contents

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

Name: Language: Its Nature and Development (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Otto Jespersen. This book was first published in 1922.
Categories: Grammar, Phonology, Syntax, Theoretical Linguistics