Hall, Christopher J.

An Introduction to language and linguistics : breaking the languag spell / Christopher J. Hall. - Chennai : Viva Books, 2008. - xvii, 344 p. : ill.: figures, tables ; 25 cm.

Includes Bibliographical References and Index.

Introduction - The Language Spell; Part I What is Language?; 1. The evolution of language; 2. The study of language and linguistics; Part II Words and Meaning; 3. What is a word?; 4. Vocabulary; 5. Phonology and phonetics; Part III Grammar; 6. Morphology; 7. Syntax; 8. Language acquisition; Part IV Babel; 9. Linguistic diversity; 10. Pragmatics and language use; Conclusion - Breaking the language spell. Table of contents

Summary:
This is a comprehensive student guide, introducing linguistics in a chatty and engaging style.



9781846841330 Paper back 9780826487346

English language English language Linguistics Language and languages

410 / HAI 2008

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