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The Study of Language

The Study of Language

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  • Publication planned for: January 2020
  • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2020
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108730709

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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 and all the key elements of language. This seventh edition has been revised and updated throughout, with substantial changes to the chapters on phonetics and semantics, and forty new study questions. To increase student engagement and to foster problem-solving and critical thinking skills, the book includes over 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.

    • Easy to follow and simple to understand - a concise and fundamental introduction to language study
    • Provides students with a vocabulary for talking about language and a solid knowledge of how English works
    • Presents the major concepts in language study in short, bite-sized sections, assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, allowing flexibility in teaching
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    • Publication planned for: January 2020
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108730709
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2020
  • Table of 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.

  • Author

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

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