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Linguistics For Dummies
     

Linguistics For Dummies

by Strang Burton PhD, Rose-Marie Dechaine PhD, Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson PhD
 

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The fascinating, fun, and friendly way to understand the science behind human language

Linguistics is the scientific study of human language. Linguistics students study how languages are constructed, how they function, how they affect society, and how humans learn language. From understanding other languages to teaching computers to communicate,

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The fascinating, fun, and friendly way to understand the science behind human language

Linguistics is the scientific study of human language. Linguistics students study how languages are constructed, how they function, how they affect society, and how humans learn language. From understanding other languages to teaching computers to communicate, linguistics plays a vital role in society. Linguistics For Dummies tracks to a typical college-level introductory linguistics course and arms you with the confidence, knowledge, and know-how to score your highest.

  • Understand the science behind human language
  • Grasp how language is constructed
  • Score your highest in college-level linguistics

If you're enrolled in an introductory linguistics course or simply have a love of human language, Linguistics For Dummies is your one-stop resource for unlocking the science of the spoken word.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118091692
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/2012
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
208,752
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Strang Burton is a linguist with the Stolo nation and has taught linguistics at a number of universities. Rose-Marie Déchaine and Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson are professors of linguistics at the University of British Columbia.

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