How Languages Work PDF ePub eBook

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How Languages Work free pdf A new and exciting introduction to linguistics, this textbook presents language in all its amazing complexity, while guiding students gently through the basics. Students emerge with an appreciation of the diversity of the world's languages, as well as a deeper understanding of the structure of human language, the ways it is used, and its broader social and cultural context. Chapters introducing the nuts and bolts of language study (phonology, syntax, meaning) are combined with those on the 'functions' of language (discourse, prosody, pragmatics, and language contact), helping students gain a better grasp of how language works in the real world. A rich set of language 'profiles' help students explore the world's linguistic diversity, identify similarities and differences between languages, and encourages them to apply concepts from earlier chapter material. A range of carefully designed pedagogical features encourage student engagement, adopting a step-by-step approach and using study questions and case studies.

About Carol Genetti

Carol Genetti is a Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Dean of the UC Santa Barbara Graduate Division.

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Author : Carol Genetti
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Data Published : 23 January 2014
ISBN : 052176744X
EAN : 9780521767446
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 676 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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