Understand Linguistics by Jean Aitchison
A Teach Yourself Guide (Teach Yourself: Reference)

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This straightforward introduction to linguistics answers two fundamental questions: 'What is language?' and 'How does language work?'

Understand Linguistics outlines the scope of linguistics, explaining basic concepts and essential terminology with examples drawn mainly from English. Sound patterning, syntax and meaning--the inner core of linguistics--are discussed simply and clearly, as are the rapidly growing areas of pragmatics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics and stylistics.


About Jean Aitchison

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Author ProfileJean Aitchison is Rupert Murdoch Professor of Language and Communication at the University of Oxford. She gave the BBC Reith Lectures in 1996. She lives in London, England.
Published October 13, 2010 by McGraw-Hill. 272 pages
Genres: Self Help, Education & Reference, Science & Math, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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