Language, Frogs and Savants: More Linguistic Problems, Puzzles and Polemics

Language, Frogs and Savants: More Linguistic Problems, Puzzles and Polemics

Author(s): Neil Smith

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405130370

Online ISBN: 9780470775059

DOI: 10.1002/9780470775059

About this Book

With topics ranging from language death to sign language, Language, Frogs and Savants offers a glimpse into the fascinating world of linguistics.


  • Written by one of the most senior figures in linguistics.
  • Features fascinating topics ranging from language death to sign language.
  • Includes an introduction to the current vision of linguistics most closely associated with Noam Chomsky.
  • Contains a glossary of all technical terms and interpretations.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Language in the Limit

  2. Part II: Language in the Genes

  3. Part III: Core Concerns

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