By R. M. W. Dixon
is it therefore a greater language than English, which marks all ownership within the similar way?
R. M. W. Dixon starts by means of outlining what he feels are the basic parts of any language, corresponding to the power to pose questions, command activities, and supply statements. He then discusses fascinating positive aspects together with gender contract, tenses, and articles, earlier than concluding along with his view of what the appropriate language may seem like - and a proof of why it doesn't and possibly by no means will exist. Written within the author's traditional obtainable and fascinating variety, and entire of private anecdotes
and strange linguistic phenomena, the e-book could be of curiosity to all normal language lovers in addition to to a linguistics scholar viewers, and especially to someone with an curiosity in linguistic typology.
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Are Some Languages Better than Others? by R. M. W. Dixon