An Introduction to Language (Innbundet)

Serie: Linguistics in the World 

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2014
Antall sider: 456
Forlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Linguistics in the World
ISBN/EAN: 9780470658956
Omtale: An Introduction to Language
An Introduction to Language offers an engaging guide to the nature of language, focusing on how language works its sounds, words, structures, and phrases all investigated through wide-ranging examples from Old English to contemporary pop culture. * Explores the idea of a scientific approach to language, inviting students to consider what qualities of language comprise everyday skills for us, be they sounds, words, phrases, or conversation * Helps shape our understanding of what language is, how it works, and why it is both elegantly complex and essential to who we are * Includes exercises within each chapter to help readers explore key concepts and directly observe the patterns that are part of all human language * Examines linguistic variation and change to illustrate social nuances and language-in-use, drawing primarily on examples from English * Avoids linguistic jargon, focusing instead on a broader and more general approach to the study of language, and making it ideal for those coming to the subject for the first time * Supported by additional web resources available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/hazen/introlanguage including student study aids and testbank and notes for instructors

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