9781413030556

Language Its Structure and Use

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  • ISBN13:

    9781413030556

  • ISBN10:

    1413030556

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/24/2007
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

LANGUAGE: ITS STRUCTURE AND USE explains core concepts in an interactive style that you can understand no matter what your major. With features like "What Do You Think?" and "Try It Yourself," you'll understand what you're experiencing on campus and in the classroom from a linguistics perspective. The expanded study sections and the available workbook provide you with the tools you'll need for effective test prep.

Table of Contents

Language Structures
Languages and Linguistics
Words and Their Parts: Lexicon and Morphology
The Sounds of Language: Phonetics
The Sound Systems of Language: Phonology
The Structure of Phrases and Sentences: Syntax
The Study of Meaning: Semantics
Language Universals and Language Typology
Language Use
Information Structure and Pragmatics
Speech Acts and Conversation
Language Variation across Situations of Use: Registers
Language Variations among Social Groups: Dialects
Writing
Language Change and Language Development
Language Change over Time: Historical Linguistics
Historical Development in English
Acquiring First and Second Languages
Glossary
Index
Index of Languages
Index of Internet Sites
Index of Videos
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