Synopses & Reviews
This new edition of The Study of Language incorporates many changes that reflect developments in language study over the past decade.
"...a well informed....making it a well-rounded tool for students becoming acquainted with the multiple facets of linguistics." Journal of Indo-European Studies
This edition incorporates many changes that reflect developments in language study since the 1990s.
This revised and updated edition incorporates many changes that reflect development in language study over the past decade.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-285) and index.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. The origins of language; 2. The development of writing; 3. The properties of language; 4. Animals and human language; 5. The sounds of language; 6. The sound patterns of language; 7. Words and word-formation processes; 8. Morphology; 9. Phrases and sentences: grammar; 10. Syntax; 11. Semantics; 12. Pragmatics; 13. Discourse analysis; 14. Language and machines; 15. Language and the brain; 16. First language acquisition; 17. Second language acquisition/learning; 18. Sign language; 19. Language history and change; 20. Language varieties; 21. Language, society and culture; Appendix: suggested answers to study questions; References; Index.