By Jean Aitchison
This vintage e-book is a simple advent to linguistics which makes an attempt to reply to basic questions: 'What is language?' and 'How does language work?' It outlines the scope of linguistics, explaining easy suggestions and crucial terminology with examples drawn typically from English. Sound patterning, syntax and which means - the internal middle of linguistics - are mentioned easily and obviously, as are the quickly transforming into parts of pragmatics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics and stylistics. you will discover this modern, easy-to-read booklet necessary to broadening your figuring out of the subtleties and gear of language.
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One, 5 and ten-minute introductions to key ideas to get you started.
Lots of immediate aid with universal difficulties and speedy counsel for fulfillment, in response to the author's decades of experience.
Tests within the publication and on-line to maintain music of your progress.
FIVE issues TO REMEMBER
Quick refreshers that can assist you have in mind the major facts.
Innovative workouts illustrate what you've got learnt and the way to exploit it.
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Aitchison's Linguistics: A practical introduction to contemporary linguistics (Teach Yourself) by Jean Aitchison