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Study of Language

Study of Language - 4th edition

Study of Language - 4th edition

ISBN13: 9780521749220

ISBN10: 0521749220

Study of Language by George Yule - ISBN 9780521749220
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 4TH 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Study of Language by George Yule - ISBN 9780521749220

ISBN13: 9780521749220

ISBN10: 0521749220

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 4TH 10

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Summary

This best-selling, popular textbook is the most fundamental and easy-to-use introduction for students with no prior knowledge of the study of language. Broad yet concise, this manageable overview of key topics draws students in with over fifty new tasks and engages them in learning with an online study guide.

Author Bio

George Yule has taught Linguistics at the Universities of Edinburgh, Hawaii, Louisiana State and Minnesota. He is the author of a number of books, including Discourse Analysis (with Gillian Brown, 1983) and Pragmatics (1996).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1 The origins of language 1
2 Animals and human language 8
3 The development of writing 20
4 The sounds of language 29
5 The sound patterns of language 43
6 Words and word-formation processes 52
7 Morphology 62
8 Phrases and sentences : grammar 73
9 Syntax 86
10 Semantics 100
11 Pragmatics 112
12 Discourse analysis 124
13 Language and the brain 137
14 First language acquisition 149
15 Second language acquisition/learning 162
16 Gestures and sign languages 172
17 Language history and change 182
18 Language and regional variation 194
19 Language and social variation 205
20 Language and culture 216

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