The Study of Language (6th Revised edition)

The Study of Language (6th Revised edition)

By: George Yule (author)Paperback

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This bestselling textbook provides an engaging and user-friendly introduction to the study of language. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, Yule presents information in bite-sized sections, clearly explaining the major concepts in linguistics through all the key elements of language. This sixth edition has been revised and updated throughout, with substantial changes made to the chapters on phonetics, grammar and syntax, and eighty new study questions. To increase student engagement and to foster problem-solving and critical thinking skills, the book also includes twenty new tasks. An expanded and revised online study guide provides students with further resources, including answers and tutorials for all tasks, while encouraging lively and proactive learning. This is the most fundamental and easy-to-use introduction to the study of language.

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About Author

George Yule has taught linguistics at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Hawaii, the University of Minnesota and Louisiana State University.

Contents

Preface; 1. The origins of language; 2. Animals and human language; 3. The sounds of language; 4. The sound patterns of language; 5. Word-formation; 6. Morphology; 7. Grammar; 8. Syntax; 9. Semantics; 10. Pragmatics; 11. Discourse analysis; 12. Language and the brain; 13. First language acquisition; 14. Second language acquisition/learning; 15. Gestures and sign languages; 16. Written language; 17. Language history and change; 18. Regional variation in language; 19. Social variation in language; 20. Language and culture; Glossary; References; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 27/10/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781316606759
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9781316606759
  • weight: 780
  • ISBN10: 1316606759
  • edition: 6th Revised edition

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