9780521543200

The Study of Language

  • ISBN 13:

    9780521543200

  • ISBN 10:

    0521543207

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/28/2005
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Newer Edition

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

Unrivalled in its popularity, The Study of Language is quite simply the best introduction to the field available today. It introduces the analysis of the key elements of language - sounds, words, structures and meanings, and provides a solid foundation in all of the essential topics, such as how conversation works, child language, and language variation.This third edition has been extensively revised to include fresh study questions, a comprehensive glossary, and new sections on important contemporary issues in language study, including language and culture, slang, gestures, and African American English.

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