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Describing Language By David Graddol

Describing Language
by David Graddol

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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Describing Language Summary


Describing Language by David Graddol

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.

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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"...more readable, more cohesive, and more informative." - Language Awareness "A practical textbook forlanguage and social science students." - The Teacher Trainer

Table of Contents


The nature of language
the sounds of language
sentence and word structure
meaning
writing systems
face to face interaction
discourse and text

Additional information

GOR001239194
Describing Language by David Graddol
David Graddol
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Open University Press
1994-09-01
256
0335193153
9780335193158
N/A
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