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Inside Language By Vivian Cook

Inside Language
by Vivian J. Cook

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This text provides an introduction to language, drawing on insights that have been developed by linguistics this century. Chapters cover topics such as grammar and sounds with examples of what can go wrong with speech, and how language reveals different origins and class.
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Inside Language by Vivian J. Cook

What makes human language unique? How did language begin? This book is a wide-ranging and stimulating introduction to language which students and general readers alike will read for enjoyment as well as instruction. It explores the most intriguing questions about the nature of human language, drawing on basic insights that have been developed by linguistics this century.



The author introduces the reader to the study of language through chapters on grammar, sounds, writing and words, emphasising these as systems within the overall system of language. Later chapters look at the stages by which children learn language and the theories that explain their rapid progress, at what can go wrong with speech in childhood and maturity, and at how speakers of a language show their different origins and class. The text is liberally illustrated with fascinating examples, mostly from everyday life, from sources as wide ranging as political speeches and T-shirt slogans and examples are taken from an extremely wide range of languages, in particular English, French, Japanese, German, Spanish and Korean.

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Inside Language Reviews


..."a valuable resource for teachers and students."--Studies in Second Language Acquisition

.,."a valuable resource for teachers and students."--Studies in Second Language Acquisition


, .."a valuable resource for teachers and students."--Studies in Second Language Acquisition


., ."a valuable resource for teachers and students."--Studies in Second Language Acquisition

.,."a valuable resource for teachers and students."--Studies in Second Language Acquisition


."..a valuable resource for teachers and students."--Studies in Second Language Acquisition




..".a valuable resource for teachers and students."--Studies in Second Language Acquisition


Table of Contents


Pronouns and the language system
Basic grammar
The sound system of language
Words
Writing systems of language
Speech and writing
Children acquiring language
Varieties of language
When language goes wrong
Language change
Universal grammar
Reference list of main languages
Glossary
International phonetic alphabet
Index

Additional information

GOR002006469
Inside Language by Vivian J. Cook
Vivian J. Cook
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1997-08-01
304
0340607610
9780340607619
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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