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Published: 26 February 2009

326 Pages | tables and figures


ISBN: 9780199545216

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Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable

Edited by Geoffrey Sampson, David Gil, and Peter Trudgill

Oxford Studies in the Evolution of Language

  • Re-opens a central debate in linguistics and social science: are all languages equal and equally complex
  • Challenges basic assumptions in linguistic theory
  • Presents original contributions from distinguished international scholars
  • Written in readable, non-technical language