Language and life.

by Kenneth Lee Pike

Publisher: Summer Institute of Linguistics in Glendale, Calif

Written in English
Published: Pages: 36236 Downloads: 913
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Edition Notes

SeriesW.H. Griffith Thomas memorial lectureship -- 1956
LC ClassificationsP105 P53
The Physical Object
Number of Pages36236
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19394644M

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