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Language : The Basics Series - R. L. Trask


The Basics Series

Paperback Published: 18th March 1999
ISBN: 9780415340199
Number Of Pages: 264

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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.

About the Author

R.L. Trask (1994-2004) was the highly regarded Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sussex. His numerous publications included <i.Language: the Basics (1995) and A Dictionary of Phonetics and Phonology (1995).

The Uniqueness of Human Language
The Grammatical Backbone
Language and Meaning
Variation in Language
Change in Language
Language in Use
Mind and Brain
Children and Language
Attitudes to Language
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ISBN: 9780415340199
ISBN-10: 0415340195
Series: Basics (Routledge)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 18th March 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.84 x 12.85  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition

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