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The Study of Language
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1. The origins of language; 2. Animals and human language; 3. The sounds of language; 4. The sound patterns of language; 5. Word-formation; 6. Morphology; 7. Grammar; 8. Syntax; 9. Semantics; 10. Pragmatics; 11. Discourse analysis; 12. Language and the brain; 13. First language acquisition; 14. Second language acquisition/learning; 15. Gestures and sign languages; 16. Written language; 17. Language history and change; 18. Regional variation in language; 19. Social variation in language; 20. Language and culture; Glossary.

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Easy to follow, simple to understand, broad yet concise - the fundamental introduction to language. Includes thirty new tasks.

About the Author

George Yule has taught linguistics at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Hawai'i, the University of Minnesota and Louisiana State University.

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'... the obvious choice for the beginner language student.' Torill Hestetraeet, University of Bergen
'... an excellent overview of the central topics in linguistics and how linguists study language.' Daniel W. Hieber, Content Editor, Rosetta Stone
'... a clear and concise introduction to linguistics suitable for beginners.' Jeffrey Gil, Flinders University, Adelaide
'... with updated material for practice and discussion, it will continue to inspire new generations of students.' Stephen Matthews, University of Hong Kong
"... the obvious choice for the beginner language student." Torill Hestetraeet, University of Bergen
"... an excellent overview of the central topics in linguistics and how linguists study language." Daniel W. Hieber, Content Editor, Rosetta Stone
"... a clear and concise introduction to linguistics suitable for beginners." Jeffrey Gil, Flinders University, Adelaide
"... with updated material for practice and discussion, it will continue to inspire new generations of students." Stephen Matthews, University of Hong Kong

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