Language, Culture, and Communication

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Language, Culture, and Communication
Essays by Joseph H. Greenberg

Selected and Introduced by Anwar S. Dil

Stanford University Press, Stanford, California 1971

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Introduction xi
  • 1 - Linguistics and Ethnology 1
  • 2 - Historical Linguistics and Unwritten Languages 11
  • Notes 45
  • References 45
  • 3 - Concerning Inferences from Linguistic to Nonlinguistic Data 49
  • References 66
  • 4 - The Measurement of Linguistic Diversity 68
  • 5 Language and Evolutionary Theory 78
  • Notes 92
  • 6 - Language, Diffusion, and Migration 93
  • Notes 105
  • 7 - Language and Evolution 106
  • Notes 124
  • Bibliography 124
  • 8 - African Languages 126
  • 9 - African Tongues and Tribes 137
  • 10 - Memorandum Concerning Language Universals 143
  • 11 - Language and Linguistics 156
  • 12 - Culture History 168
  • Bibliography 183
  • 13 - The Study of Language Contact in Africa 185
  • Notes 196
  • 14 - Urbanism, Migration, and Language 198
  • Notes 210
  • 15 - The History and Present Status of African Linguistic Studies 212
  • 16 - Interdisciplinary Perspectives in African Linguistic Research 228
  • Notes 248
  • 17 - Sociolinguistic Research in Africa 249
  • Notes 258
  • 18 - The Nature and Definition of Language 260
  • Notes 272
  • 19 - The Science of Linguistics 274
  • 20 - Language Universals: a Research Frontier 295
  • Reference Notes 310
  • 21 - Linguistics as a Pilot Science 314
  • References 329
  • 22 - Is Language like a Chess Game? 330
  • Notes 351
  • Bibliography of Joseph H. Greenberg's Works 353
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