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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|
|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|
|Index of Languages|
|Index of Internet Sites|
|Index of Videos|