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Language: The Basics

2nd Edition

By R.L. Trask

Routledge – 1999 – 264 pages

Series: The Basics

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    978-0-415-34019-9
    March 17th 1999

Description

What makes human language unique?

Do women speak differently from men?

Just what is the meaning of "meaning"?

Language: The Basics provides a concise introduction to the study of language. Written in an engaging and entertaining style, it encourages the reader to think about the way language works.

It features:

* chapters on 'Language in Use', 'Attitudes to Language', 'Children and Language' and 'Language, Mind and Brain'

* a section on sign language

* a glossary of key terms

* handy annotated guides to further reading.

Providing an accessible overview of a fascinating subject, this is an essential book for all students and anyone who's ever been accused of splitting an infinitive.

Reviews

'The best primer around: it's not just instructive, but written with clarity, verve, and a sense of fun.'The Guardian

Name: Language: The Basics: 2nd Edition (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By R.L. Trask. What makes human language unique?Do women speak differently from men?Just what is the meaning of "meaning"?Language: The Basics provides a concise introduction to the study of language. Written in an engaging and entertaining style, it...
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