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Teach Yourself Linguistics (Teach Yourself)

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Publisher Comments:

"Teach Yourself Linguistics" is a straightforward introduction to linguistics, the systematic study that seeks to answer two fundamental questions: "What is language?" and "How does language work?" This book outlines the scope of linguistics, explaining the basic concepts and essential terminology. It discusses sound patterning, syntax, and meaning, as well as the rapidly growing areas of pragmatics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and stylistics. And it explores language and linguistic typology, as well as contemporary uses of language and style in literature, advertising, and newspapers.

About the Author

Jean Aitchison is a Professor of Language and Communication at the University of Oxford.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071429825
Publisher:
Teach Yourself
Subject:
Linguistics
Author:
Aitchison, Jean
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
McGraw-Hill
Series:
Teach Yourself Language
Publication Date:
January 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
257
Dimensions:
7.78x5.12x.73 in. .54 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Linguistics
History and Social Science » Linguistics » General

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