Language: The Basics

2nd Edition

By R.L. Trask

© 1999 – Routledge

264 pages

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Paperback: 9780415340199
pub: 1999-03-18
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About the Book

What makes human language unique?

Do women speak differently from men?

Just what is the meaning of "meaning"?

Language: The Basics provides a concise introduction to the study of language. Written in an engaging and entertaining style, it encourages the reader to think about the way language works.

It features:

* chapters on 'Language in Use', 'Attitudes to Language', 'Children and Language' and 'Language, Mind and Brain'

* a section on sign language

* a glossary of key terms

* handy annotated guides to further reading.

Providing an accessible overview of a fascinating subject, this is an essential book for all students and anyone who's ever been accused of splitting an infinitive.

Reviews

'The best primer around: it's not just instructive, but written with clarity, verve, and a sense of fun.'The Guardian

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN014000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Reference