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An Introduction to Language

An Introduction to Language (Hardback)

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An Introduction to Language offers an engaging guide to the nature of language, focusing on how language works its sounds, words, structures, and phrases all investigated through wide-ranging examples from Old English to contemporary pop culture. * Explores the idea of a scientific approach to language, inviting students to consider what qualities of language comprise everyday skills for us, be they sounds, words, phrases, or conversation * Helps shape our understanding of what language is, how it works, and why it is both elegantly complex and essential to who we are * Includes exercises within each chapter to help readers explore key concepts and directly observe the patterns that are part of all human language * Examines linguistic variation and change to illustrate social nuances and language-in-use, drawing primarily on examples from English * Avoids linguistic jargon, focusing instead on a broader and more general approach to the study of language, and making it ideal for those coming to the subject for the first time * Supported by additional web resources available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/hazen/introlanguage including student study aids and testbank and notes for instructors

Languages with Grant & CutlerLearning & Reference By SubjectPhilosophy of languageLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsComputational linguisticsLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsLexicographyLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsPalaeography the history of writingPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studiesSemiotics / semiology Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd Publication Date: 22/08/2014 ISBN-13: 9780470658956  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Kirk Hazen is Professor of Linguistics at West Virginia University. He is co-editor of Research Methods in Sociolinguistics (with Janet Holmes, Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).

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