Describing Language by David Graddol

Describing Language by David Graddol

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Presenting a student introduction to descriptive linguistics, this book covers such topics as: phonetics, prosody, word structure, syntax, text and discourse structure, word and utterance meaning, and non-verbal behaviour. It also includes an introduction to both Chomsky's Universal Grammar and Halliday's Systemic Grammar.

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A student introduction to descriptive linguistics, "Describing Language" is essentially practical in its orientation. It is useful for anyone who wishes to refer to technical literature involving linguistic description, who requires a basic conceptual framework and technical vocabulary with which to discuss language, and who needs to make elementary but principled descriptions and analyses of real data (such as classroom interaction or counselling sessions). Topics covered include phonetics, prosody, word structure, syntax, text and discourse structure, word and utterance meaning, and non-verbal behaviour. It includes an accessible introduction to both Chomsky's Universal Grammar and Halliday's Systemic Grammar. It is an invaluable textbook for students across the social sciences.

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SKU GOR001239194
Title Describing Language
Author By (author) David Graddol
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Open University Press
Year Published 1994
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 0335193153
ISBN 13 9780335193158
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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A student introduction to descriptive linguistics, "Describing Language" is essentially practical in its orientation. It is useful for anyone who wishes to refer to technical literature involving linguistic description, who requires a basic conceptual framework and technical vocabulary with which to discuss language, and who needs to make elementary but principled descriptions and analyses of real data (such as classroom interaction or counselling sessions). Topics covered include phonetics, prosody, word structure, syntax, text and discourse structure, word and utterance meaning, and non-verbal behaviour. It includes an accessible introduction to both Chomsky's Universal Grammar and Halliday's Systemic Grammar. It is an invaluable textbook for students across the social sciences.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001239194
Title Describing Language
Author By (author) David Graddol
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Open University Press
Year Published 1994
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 0335193153
ISBN 13 9780335193158
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No

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