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Language: The Basics By R. L. Trask

Language: The Basics
by R. L. Trask

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What makes human language unique? Do women speak differently from men? What is the meaning of 'meaning'? This book provides an introduction to the study of language. It features chapters on 'Language in Use', 'Attitudes to Language', 'Children and Language' and 'Language, Mind and Brain'.
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Language: The Basics by R. L. Trask

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.

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Table of Contents


The Uniqueness of Human Language, The Grammatical Backbone, Language and Meaning, Variation in Language, Change in Language, Language in Use, Language, Mind and Brain, Children and Language, Attitudes to Language

Additional information

GOR001649901
Language: The Basics by R. L. Trask
R. L. Trask
The Basics
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1999-03-18
264
0415340195
9780415340199
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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.