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Introducing Linguistics (Introducing...)

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Language, it is widely understood, both sets us apart from our fellow creatures and identifies us as uniquely human. We use language to establish and maintain group membership, to express our emotions, to amuse ourselves and to entertain others, to convey information serious and trivial and exist in a world populated by others.

Linguistics is the discipline which studies the structure and functions of both individual languages and the phenomena of language itself. In spite of early efforts by ancient and medieval scholars, most of our progress in understanding language has come only within the last century, and much of this scholarship is very recent indeed.

Introducing Linguistics brings to the reader the most important concepts in the study of language, including some of the most recent, most dramatic and most fascinating advances in the field, and is insightfully illustrated by Bill Mayblin.

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Language both sets us apart from our fellow creatures and identifies us as uniquely human. Linguistics is the discipline that studies the structure and functions of both individual languages and the phenomena of language itself. This book includes some of the most recent and most fascinating advances in the field.

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Icon's unique flagship series, Introducing, continues to offer clarity to subjects and thinkers studied at undergraduate level in universities around the world.

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Language both sets us apart from our fellow creatures and identifies us as uniquely human.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781840461695
Author:
Mayblin, Bill
Author:
Mayblin, Bill
Author:
Trask, B. L.
Author:
Trask, R. L.
Publisher:
Totem Books
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Linguistics
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Introducing...
Series Volume:
96.12
Publication Date:
19961029
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW illustrations throughout
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.18 x 6.60 x 0.48 in

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

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"Synopsis" by , Language both sets us apart from our fellow creatures and identifies us as uniquely human. Linguistics is the discipline that studies the structure and functions of both individual languages and the phenomena of language itself. This book includes some of the most recent and most fascinating advances in the field.
"Synopsis" by , Icon's unique flagship series, Introducing, continues to offer clarity to subjects and thinkers studied at undergraduate level in universities around the world.
"Synopsis" by , Language both sets us apart from our fellow creatures and identifies us as uniquely human.
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