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English Language and Linguistics Book of the Month, June 2010

Language in the Real World, edited by Susan Behrens and Judith Parker, is now available. This book challenges traditional approaches to linguistics to provide an innovative introduction to the subject. Continue reading for more information on the Linguistics Book of the Month for June 2010.

Language in the Real World challenges traditional approaches to linguistics to provide an innovative introduction to the subject. By first examining the real world applications of core areas of linguistics and then addressing the theory behind these applications, this text offers an inductive, illustrative, and interactive overview for students. Key areas covered include animal communication, phonology, language variation, gender and power, lexicography, translation, forensic linguistics, language acquisition, ASL, and language disorders. Each chapter, written by an expert in the field, is introduced by boxed notes listing the key points covered and features an author’s note to readers that situates the chapter in its real world context. Activities and pointers for further study and reading are also integrated into the chapters and an end of text glossary is provided to aid study.

Language in the Real World shows that linguistics can be appreciated, studied, and enjoyed by actively engaging real world applications of linguistic knowledge and principles and will be essential reading for students with an interest in language.

This text is available as a complimentary exam copy to qualified professors and educators. Request your copy today!
 

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