The Study of Language / Edition 4

The Study of Language / Edition 4

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by George Yule
     
 

Designed for beginners, this best-selling textbook provides a lively introduction to the study of language. Starting from the basics, it provides a solid foundation in all of the essential topics, and introduces the analysis of the key elements of language - sounds, words, structures and meanings. A wide range of fascinating questions are explored, such as how… See more details below

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Designed for beginners, this best-selling textbook provides a lively introduction to the study of language. Starting from the basics, it provides a solid foundation in all of the essential topics, and introduces the analysis of the key elements of language - sounds, words, structures and meanings. A wide range of fascinating questions are explored, such as how conversation works, how children learn language, why women and men speak differently, and how language varies between regions and social groups.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521765275
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2010
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1The origins of language1
2Animals and human language8
3The development of writing20
4The sounds of language29
5The sound patterns of language43
6Words and word-formation processes52
7Morphology62
8Phrases and sentences : grammar73
9Syntax86
10Semantics100
11Pragmatics112
12Discourse analysis124
13Language and the brain137
14First language acquisition149
15Second language acquisition/learning162
16Gestures and sign languages172
17Language history and change182
18Language and regional variation194
19Language and social variation205
20Language and culture216

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