Language, Bananas and Bonobos: Linguistic Problems, Puzzles and Polemics
January 2002, Wiley-Blackwell
Part I: Problems.
Part II: Puzzles.
Part III: Polemics.
- Written by one of the most senior figures in linguistics.
- Provides a unique introduction to complex issues in language and linguistics.
- Features humorous and accessible essays which appeal to both the expert and the general reader.
- Includes a glossary of all technical terms and interpretations.
"Neil Smith has not only a profound knowledge of current developments in linguistics but also a talent for explaining the issues clearly and approachably." John Wells FBA, University College London
"Smith is a thorough linguist with a sense of humor. Readers will find interesting linguistic ideas in small delicate amount enough to induce a linguistic quest for more revealing information. This book offers quick linguistic treats of fresh ideas and key findings in linguistics." Linguistische Berichte