Understand Linguistics: A Teach Yourself Guide / Edition 2

Understand Linguistics: A Teach Yourself Guide / Edition 2

by Jean Aitchison
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McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

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ISBN-13: 9780071747561
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 10/13/2010
Series: Teach Yourself: Reference Series
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface / What is linguistics? / What is language? / The study of language / Deciding where to begin / Sound patterns / Words and pieces of words / Sentence patterns / Meaning / Using language / Language and society / Language and mind / Language and style / Language change / Comparing languages / Attitudes towards change / Seeking a suitable framework / Trouble with transformations / Back to basics / Epilogue / Further reading / List of symbols and abbreviations / Phonetics: the study of speech sounds / Index

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