Investigating Language: Central Problems in Linguistics / Edition 1

Investigating Language: Central Problems in Linguistics / Edition 1

by Ronald Wardhaugh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631187545

ISBN-13: 9780631187547

Pub. Date: 01/16/1991

Publisher: Wiley

This book is intended for anyone with a serious interest in language, but particularly for students taking introductory courses in language and linguistics. It is not a catalogue of facts and theories but a book about ideas and issues. Rather than summarize the range of research being conducted in linguistics today, it explores a number of the fundamental key

Overview

This book is intended for anyone with a serious interest in language, but particularly for students taking introductory courses in language and linguistics. It is not a catalogue of facts and theories but a book about ideas and issues. Rather than summarize the range of research being conducted in linguistics today, it explores a number of the fundamental key questions which concern linguists, they are treated in way that is as accessible as possible. The book includes a glossary of technical terms and a chapter outlining the way language is described in generative grammar.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631187547
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/16/1991
Series:
Language Library Series
Edition description:
Reprinted
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. How we might talk about 'talk'?.

2. Do only Humans Talk?.

3. Are we 'wired' for language?.

4. Does the mind matter?.

5. Why do languages Vary?.

6. Of what use is Language?.

7. How do we 'learn' a language?.

8. Describing language.

Glossary of Language terms.

Further reading.

References.

Index.

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