Language A to Z Unabridged (mp3) 18hrs

Language A to Z Unabridged (mp3) 18hrs







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Language A to Z Unabridged (mp3) 18hrs




Delivered by: Professor John McWhorter (Columbia University)

Length: 18 hrs and 15 mins

Release Date:11-12-13

Publisher: The Great Courses

With more than 6,000 languages spoken around the world, it’s no wonder that linguistics, the study of language, has a reputation for being complex and inaccessible. But here’s a secret: There’s a lot that’s quirky and intriguing about how human language works—and much of it is downright fun to learn about.

Every day, linguists ponder and try to solve some of the most intriguing scientific, historical, and sociological puzzles behind the inner workings of language—how it emerged, how it evolved, how it’s used, and where it’s going in the future.

What’s the deal with slang like “baby mama” and “LOL”— where does it come from and can it actually be OK to use?

Why don’t English speakers use words like “thou” and “thee” anymore?

What makes “mama” and “papa” the first words spoken by children in many languages?

These and other curious questions (and their surprising answers) are all part of what makes linguistics a field of study that’s anything but dry and dull. But with so many languages and so many potential avenues of exploration, it can often seem daunting to try to understand it. Where does one even start?

Look no further than Language A to Z, in which acclaimed linguist and celebrated Great Courses professor John McWhorter of Columbia University creates a delightful way to get accessible, bite-sized introductions to language. These twenty-four 15-minute lectures by one of the best-known popularizers of language use the English alphabet as a unique, offbeat way to let you hopscotch through some of the field’s major topics, hot-button issues, curious factoids, and more. Filled with humor, whimsy, and no shortage of insights, this course is a fast-paced tour of the same territory linguists tread each and every day.

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交付人:John McWhorter教授(哥伦比亚大学)





每一天,语言学家都在思考,并尝试解决语言内部运作背后的一些最有趣的科学,历史和社会学难题 - 如何发展,如何演变,如何使用以及未来的发展。

俚语像“宝贝妈妈”和“LOL”的交易是什么 - 它来自哪里,实际上可以使用?




看不到语言A到Z,其中备受赞誉的语言学家和着名的大课程哥伦比亚大学的John McWhorter教授创造了一个令人愉快的方式来获得可访问性,大小的介绍语言。这二十四个15分钟的讲座由最着名的语言使用者之一使用英文字母表作为一种独特的,不寻常的方式,让您跳过一些领域的主题,热点问题,好奇的事实和更多。充满幽默,奇思妙想,缺乏洞察力,这门课程是同一地区语言学家每天踏踏实实的快节奏的旅程。

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