Thinkers on language

Fifty Key Thinkers on Language and Linguistics, by BC Professor of Linguistics  Margaret Thomas, explores how 50 of the most influential figures in the field have asked and responded to classic questions about the language. What was the first language, and where did it come from? Do all languages have properties in common? What is the relationship of language to thought? The book offers an introduction to thinkers—including include Aristotle, Samuel Johnson, Friedrich Max Müller, Ferdinand de Saussure, Joseph H. Greenberg and Noam Chomsky—who have had a significant impact on the subject of language. To see an interview with Thomas, visit the BC Libraries’ website.
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