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Language: The Basics

Language: The Basics by R.L. Trask
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What makes human language unique?
Do women speak differently from men?
Just what is the meaning of "meaning"?

Language: The Basics provides a concise introduction to the study of language. Written in an engaging and entertaining style, it encourages the reader to think about the way language works.

It features:

* chapters on 'Language in Use', 'Attitudes to Language', 'Children and Language' and 'Language, Mind and Brain'
* a section on sign language
* a glossary of key terms
* handy annotated guides to further reading.

ProvidingĀ an accessible overview of a fascinating subject, this is an essential book for all students and anyone who's ever been accused of splitting an infinitive.

Taylor and Francis; September 2003
272 pages; ISBN 9781134635986
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Title: Language: The Basics
Author: R.L. Trask
 
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