Language: Its Structure and Use / Edition 6

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Overview


Whatever you do and wherever you go, you use language to interact. This text explains what human language is and how it works, giving you a look into the multiple fascinating and surprising facets of this uniquely human trait. It offers many opportunities to ask your own questions and explore the language in use all around you.
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"Though some other texts have tried to catch up, none has wooed me away through 20 years and five editions. Finegan has kept his finger on the pulse of linguistic research and presented it in an accessible and lively form for students. The chapter apparatus stimulates critical thinking skills, posing real-world linguistic questions to orient the student to the material in the upcoming chapter."

"Clear explanations, excellent charts, excellent exercises-- All sections are theoretically sophisticated yet approachable for beginning undergraduates."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495900412
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/27/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Edward Finegan (MA and PhD, Ohio University) specializes in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, forensic linguistics, and the history and structure of the English language. He served as chair of the Department of Linguistics at USC and currently serves as director of USC's Center for Excellence in Teaching. President of the International Association of Forensic Linguists, Finegan is editor of DICTIONARIES: THE JOURNAL OF THE DICTIONARY SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA and has been Liberal Arts Fellow in Law and Linguistics, Harvard University; Visiting Professor at University of Zurich; and Visiting Scholar at University of Helsinki. He also served as Director of American Language Institute/National Iranian Radio and Television [1975-1976 in peaceful times]. He is the recipient of many teaching awards and honors.
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Table of Contents


1. Languages and Linguistics. Part I: LANGUAGE STRUCTURES. 2. Words and Their Parts: Lexicon and Morphology. 3. The Sounds of Languages: Phonetics. 4. Sound Systems of Language: Phonology. 5. The Structure and Function of Phrases and Sentences: Syntax. 6. The Study of Meaning: Semantics. 7. Language Universals and Language Typology. Part II: LANGUAGE USE. 8. Information Structure and Pragmatics. 9. Speech Acts and Conversation. 10. Language Variation across Situations of Use: Registers and Styles. 11. Language Variation among Social Groups: Dialects. Part III: LANGUAGE CHANGE, LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT, AND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION. 12. Language Change over Time: Historical Linguistics. 13. Historical Development in English. 14. Acquiring First and Second Languages. Glossary. Answers to Exercises for Practice. Index. Index of Languages. Index of Internet Sites. Index of Videos. Credits.
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