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Understanding Language By Elizabeth Grace Winkler

Understanding Language

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Provides an introduction to linguistics aimed at non-major undergraduates who are new to the subject. This book provides coverage of the key areas of linguistics, and includes pictures, jokes, diagrams, tables and suggestions for further reading. It covers topics that include language acquisition; speech sounds; the make-up of words; and more.

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Understanding Language: A Basic Course in Linguistics by Elizabeth Grace Winkler

"Understanding Language" is an introduction to linguistics aimed at non-major undergraduate students who are new to the subject. The book is comprehensive in its coverage of the key areas of linguistics, yet explains these in an easy to understand, jargon-free way. Pictures, jokes, diagrams, tables and suggestions for further reading make this an accessible, student-friendly guide which should enable students to navigate this often complicated area of study. Topics covered include language acquisition; speech sounds; the make-up of words; grammar; meaning; communication; the history of English; language variation and change. This is an essential introduction for students who are taking linguistics at university, whether as their core subject of study, as a non-major or as a bridge between school and undergraduate.

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"In summary, this book is well-suited for students and everyone else who wants to learn about the basic structure of language. It is also very useful for instructors, who will be able to find many examples and ideas of how to introduce and explain complex topics. It is excellent for introductory purposes."
--Sanford Lakoff
"This excellent primer in linguistics covers a broad range of topics relating to language structure and language use as well as the basic constituents of human language... the book is written clearly and accessibly throughout, with numerous helpful examples and illustrations. It offers students new to the field a lively, informed introduction to linguistics."
--Sanford Lakoff

About Elizabeth Grace Winkler


Dr Elizabeth Grace Winkler is Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Western Kentucky.

Table of Contents


1. What Every Native Speaker of a Language Secretly Understands; 2. Human Language versus Animal Communication; 3. Language Acquisition; 4. Phonetics; 5. Morphology: The Makeup of Words in a Language; 6. Grammar; 7. Semantics; 8. Pragmatics; 9. The History of English; 10. Language Variation and Change; 11. Language Death, Revival, and Language Rights.

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GOR008941293
Understanding Language: A Basic Course in Linguistics by Elizabeth Grace Winkler
Elizabeth Grace Winkler
Used - Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2007-05-21
256
0826484832
9780826484833
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.