Language : The Basics, Paperback

Language : The Basics Paperback

Part of the The Basics series



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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 264 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: linguistics
  • ISBN: 9780415340199



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