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An Introduction to Language : 7th edition, 2012  - Victoria Fromkin

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An Introduction to Language continues to be instrumental in introducing students to the fascinating study of human language. Engaging and clearly written, it provides an overview of the key areas of linguistics from an Australian perspective. Chapters in this seventh edition have been extensively updated and revised to reflect recent discoveries and new understandings in linguistics and language. Additional exercises at the end of chapters and a companion website help readers to test their comprehension of the material and practice their skills. This classic text is suitable for students in fields as diverse as linguistics, computer science, English, communication studies, anthropology, foreign language teaching and speech pathology.

Part 1: The nature of human language 1. What is language? 2. Brain and language Part 2: Grammatical aspects of language 3. Morphology: The words of language 4. Syntax: The sentence patterns of language 5. The meanings of language 6. Phonetics: The sounds of language 7. Phonology: The sound patterns of language Part 3: The psychology of language 8. Language acquisition 9. Language processing: Humans and computers Part 4: Language and society 10. Language in society 11. Language change: The syllables of time 12. Writing: The ABCs of language

ISBN: 9780170212984
ISBN-10: 017021298X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Book with Other Items
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 19th January 2012
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 18.6  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 1.08
Edition Number: 7