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Re: THEORY: Required Reading?

From:Wayne Chevrier <wayne.chevrier@...>
Date:Friday, June 1, 2007, 17:10
Douglas Treadwell <epicureanideal@...> nevesht:
> > I've already read quite a bit about language and auxlangs, but I am > certainly less informed than most of the list. Are there any books you > would recommend as a sort of "required reading list" to be adequately > informed on the subject? We're all sharp people on this list, and so even > with limited reading I think anyone here can make a valuable contribution, > but I would like to become aware of all the "common knowledge". Are there > any particularly good books on alphabets, grammars, language in general?
May I suggest: Johanna Nichols, Linguistic Diversity in Time and Space -- -- Wayne Chevrier