Language: The Basics

2nd Edition

R.L. Trask

Routledge
Published March 18, 1999
Reference - 264 Pages
ISBN 9780415340199 - CAT# RU27777
Series: The Basics

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Summary

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.

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