9780838407943

Language Its Structure and Use

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  • ISBN13:

    9780838407943

  • ISBN10:

    0838407943

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/30/2003
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

The best-selling Finegan, LANGUAGE: ITS STRUCTURE AND USE, Fourth Edition maintains its relevance with new emphasis on the political and social aspects of language including Applications to the Professions.

Table of Contents

Part I: LANGUAGE STRUCTURES
1. Languages and Linguistics
2. Words and Their Parts: Lexicon and Morphology
3. The Sounds of Language: Phonetics
4. The Sound Systems of Language: Phonology
5. The Structure of Phrases and Sentences: Syntax
6. The Study of Meaning: Semantics
7. Language Universals and Language Typology
Part II: LANGUAGE USE
8. Information Structure and Pragmatics
9. Speech Acts and Conversation
10. Language Variation across Situations of Use: Registers
11. Language Variations among Social Groups: Dialects
12. Writing
Part III: LANGUAGE CHANGE AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
13. Language Change over Time: Historical Linguistics
14. Historical Development in English
15. Acquiring First and Second Languages
Glossary
Index
Index of Languages
Index of Internet Sites
Index of Videos

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