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.
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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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
Describing Language by David Graddol
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