By Jean Aitchison
This vintage ebook is an easy creation to linguistics which makes an attempt to respond to basic questions: 'What is language?' and 'How does language work?' It outlines the scope of linguistics, explaining uncomplicated strategies and crucial terminology with examples drawn regularly from English. Sound patterning, syntax and that means - the interior center of linguistics - are mentioned easily and obviously, as are the quickly transforming into components of pragmatics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics and stylistics. you can find this modern, easy-to-read ebook necessary to broadening your realizing of the subtleties and tool of language.
NOT acquired a lot TIME?
One, 5 and ten-minute introductions to key ideas to get you started.
Lots of speedy aid with universal difficulties and speedy counsel for achievement, in accordance with the author's a long time of experience.
Tests within the ebook and on-line to maintain tune of your progress.
FIVE issues TO REMEMBER
Quick refreshers that can assist you take note the major facts.
Innovative workouts illustrate what you could have learnt and the way to take advantage of it.
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Aitchison's Linguistics: A practical introduction to contemporary linguistics (Teach Yourself) by Jean Aitchison