Learning about Language

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Learning about Language is an exciting and ambitious series of introductions to fundamental topics in language, linguistics and related areas. The books are designed for students of linguistics and those who are studying language as part of a wider course.

  • An Introduction to Sociolinguistics book cover

    An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

    5th Edition

    By Janet Holmes, Nick Wilson

    In this best-selling introductory textbook, Janet Holmes and Nick Wilson examine the role of language in a variety of social contexts, considering both how language works and how it can be used to signal and interpret various aspects of social identity. Divided into three sections, this book…

    Paperback – 2017-02-01
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  • The History of Early English: An activity-based approach book cover

    The History of Early English

    An activity-based approach

    By Keith Johnson

    The History of Early English provides an accessible and student-friendly introduction to the history of the English language from its beginnings until the end of the Early Modern English period. Taking an activity-based approach, this text ensures that students learn by engaging with the…

    Paperback – 2016-06-22
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  • Analysing Sentences: An Introduction to English Syntax book cover

    Analysing Sentences

    An Introduction to English Syntax, 4th Edition

    By Noel Burton-Roberts

    This highly successful text has long been considered the standard introduction to the practical analysis of English sentence structure. It covers key concepts such as constituency, category and functions, and also utilises tree diagrams throughout to help the reader visualise the structure of…

    Paperback – 2016-02-18
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  • An Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics book cover

    An Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics

    2nd Edition

    By Friedrich Ungerer, Hans-Jorg Schmid

    Learning About Language is an exciting and ambitious series of introductions to fundamental topics in language, linguistics and related areas. The books are designed for students of linguistics and those who are studying language as part of a wider course. Cognitive Linguistics explores the idea…

    Paperback – 2006-11-15
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  • An Introduction to Psycholinguistics book cover

    An Introduction to Psycholinguistics

    2nd Edition

    By Danny Steinberg, Natalia Sciarini

    Learning About Language is an exciting and ambitious series of introductions to fundamental topics in language, linguistics and related areas. The books are designed for students of linguistics and those who are studying language as part of a wider course. An Introduction to Psycholinguistics…

    Paperback – 2006-01-11
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  • Varieties of Modern English: An Introduction book cover

    Varieties of Modern English

    An Introduction

    By Diane Davies

    The 'story' of English is continually re-told and re-written, as more and more people use the language and have a part in shaping the way it develops. Varieties of Modern English provides a critical introduction to the study of regional, social, gendered, context- and medium-related varieties of…

    Paperback – 2005-04-07
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  • The Earliest English: An Introduction to Old English Language book cover

    The Earliest English

    An Introduction to Old English Language

    By Chris Mccully, Sharon Hilles

    The Earliest English provides a student-friendly introduction to Old English and the earliest periods of the history of the English Language as it evolved before 1215. Using non-technical language, the book covers basic terminology, the linguistic and cultural backgrounds to the emergence and…

    Paperback – 2004-09-09
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  • The Sounds of Language: An Introduction to Phonetics book cover

    The Sounds of Language

    An Introduction to Phonetics

    By Henry Rogers

    Phonetics is the scientific study of sounds used in language- how the sounds are produced, how they are transferred from the speaker to the hearer and how they are heard and perceived. The Sounds of Language provides an accessible, general introduction to phonetics with a special emphasis on…

    Paperback – 2000-04-10
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  • An Introduction to Child Language Development book cover

    An Introduction to Child Language Development

    By Susan H.Foster- Cohen

    This volume introduces the field of child language development studies, and presents hypotheses in an accessible, largely non-technical language, aiming to demonstrate the relationship between these hypotheses and interpretations of data. It makes the assumption that having a theory of language…

    Paperback – 1999-01-05
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  • An Introduction to Natural Language Processing Through Prolog book cover

    An Introduction to Natural Language Processing Through Prolog

    By Clive Matthews

    Research into Natural Language Processing - the use of computers to process language - has developed over the last couple of decades into one of the most vigorous and interesting areas of current work on language and communication. This book introduces the subject through the discussion and…

    Paperback – 1998-07-10
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  • Exploring the Language of Poems, Plays and Prose book cover

    Exploring the Language of Poems, Plays and Prose

    By Mick Short

    Exploring the Language of Poems, Plays and Prose examines how readers interact with literary works, how they understand and are moved by them. Mick Short considers how meanings and effects are generated in the three major literary genres, carying out stylistic analysis of poetry, drama and prose…

    Paperback – 1996-07-19
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  • Meaning in Interaction: An Introduction to Pragmatics book cover

    Meaning in Interaction

    An Introduction to Pragmatics

    By Jenny A. Thomas

    Meaning in Interaction: An Introduction to Pragmatics is a comprehensive introductory text which discusses the development of pragmatics - its aims and methodology - and also introduces themes that are not generally covered in other texts.Jenny Thomas focuses on the dynamic nature of speaker…

    Paperback – 1995-11-22
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  • Watching English Change: An Introduction to the Study of Linguistic Change in Standard Englishes in the 20th Century book cover

    Watching English Change

    An Introduction to the Study of Linguistic Change in Standard Englishes in the 20th Century

    By Laurie Bauer

    Examines the ways language has changed in the twentieth century. It concentrates on standard English and takes a historical rather than sociolinguistic view of the changes which have occurred.…

    Paperback – 1994-09-12
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  • Realms of Meaning: An Introduction to Semantics book cover

    Realms of Meaning

    An Introduction to Semantics

    By Thomas R. Hofmann

    Provides an understanding of the way meaning works in natural languages, against a background of how we communicate with language. Examples are chosen mainly from English to provide material for the wider discussion of the principles of the subject, but European, East Asian and other languages also…

    Paperback – 1993-11-22
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  • Grammar and Meaning: A Semantic Approach to English Grammar book cover

    Grammar and Meaning

    A Semantic Approach to English Grammar

    By Howard Jackson

    Grammar and Meaning is an introduction to the study of grammar of contemporary English. It provides an impressive survey of all the main areas of English grammar, from words through to sentences and texts. It introduces and explains the linguistic terms needed to talk about the ways in which…

    Paperback – 1990-10-29
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  • Words and Their Meaning book cover

    Words and Their Meaning

    By Howard Jackson

    In this book, the development of the English dictionary is examined, along with the kinds of dictionary available, the range of information they contain, factors affecting their usage, and public attitudes towards them. As well as an descriptive analysis of word meaning, the author considers…

    Paperback – 1988-10-24
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  • Patterns of Spoken English: An Introduction to English Phonetics book cover

    Patterns of Spoken English

    An Introduction to English Phonetics

    By Gerald Knowles

    First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 1987-04-13
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