By Jean Aitchison
This vintage publication is a simple advent to linguistics which makes an attempt to reply to primary questions: 'What is language?' and 'How does language work?' It outlines the scope of linguistics, explaining simple strategies and crucial terminology with examples drawn customarily from English. Sound patterning, syntax and that means - the internal middle of linguistics - are mentioned easily and obviously, as are the speedily transforming into parts of pragmatics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics and stylistics. you'll find this modern, easy-to-read publication necessary to broadening your figuring out of the subtleties and tool of language.
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