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The Study of Language

5th Edition

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  • Date Published: March 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107658172
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  • This bestselling textbook provides an engaging and user-friendly introduction to the study of language. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, Yule presents information in bite-sized sections, clearly explaining the major concepts in linguistics – from how children learn language to why men and women speak differently, through all the key elements of language. This fifth edition has been revised and updated with new figures and tables, additional topics, and numerous new examples using languages from across the world. To increase student engagement and to foster problem-solving and critical thinking skills, the book includes thirty new tasks. An expanded and revised online study guide provides students with further resources, including answers and tutorials for all tasks, while encouraging lively and proactive learning. This is the most fundamental and easy-to-use introduction to the study of language.

    • Easy to follow and simple to understand - a fundamental introduction to language study
    • Provides students with a vocabulary for talking about language and a solid knowledge of how English works
    • Yule presents the major concepts in language study in short, bite-sized sections
    • Assumes no prior knowledge of the subject
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "… the obvious choice for the beginner language student."
    Torill Hestetræet, 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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    Customer reviews

    02nd Oct 2014 by AndrewLlau

    this book is very helpful to the students to learn and understand the structure of langage.

    14th Oct 2014 by AMPARICHI

    muy bueno la verdad con muchas palabras que son muy bonitas y tal

    01st Nov 2014 by Madine

    It is a very good and useful book. it is a book which explains about language very clearly

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    Product details

    • Edition: 5th Edition
    • Date Published: March 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107658172
    • length: 333 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.74kg
    • contains: 33 b/w illus. 34 colour illus. 3 tables 310 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    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
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    The Study of Language

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    George Yule, University of Hawaii, Manoa
    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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