An Introduction to Language and Linguistics

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics


a transparent and updated creation to linguistics. This best-selling textbook addresses the whole scope of language, from the normal topics of structural linguistics (relating to sound, shape, that means and language swap) to the extra specialized matters of contextual linguistics (including discourse, dialect edition, language and tradition, and the politics of language). There also are separate chapters on language and the mind, computational linguistics, writing, and primary and moment language studying. greatly classroom-tested, this moment variation has been revised to additional aid scholar studying, with quite a few new examples, routines and textboxes to version and contextualise key techniques. up to date all through to include modern concerns and occasions, it contains labored examples of phonological analyses and a number of examples of quite a few international Englishes. A wealthy number of on-line assets completes the training package deal.

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