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Wed Nov 17 2010

Books: General Linguistics/Morphology/Syntax/Ling Theories: Pavey

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        1.     Joyce Reid , The Structure of Language: Pavey

Message 1: The Structure of Language: Pavey
Date: 15-Nov-2010
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.org>
Subject: The Structure of Language: Pavey
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Title: The Structure of Language
Subtitle: An Introduction to Grammatical Analysis
Published: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521736657

Author: Emma Pavey
Electronic: ISBN: 9780511771309 Pages: 422 Price: U.S. $ 34.00 Comment: Adobe eBook Reader
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521517867 Pages: 422 Price: U.S. $ 110.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521736657 Pages: 422 Price: U.S. $ 43.00
Abstract:

Most of the time we communicate using language without considering the
complex activity we are undertaking, forming words and sentences in a split
second. This book introduces the analysis of language structure, combining
both description and theory within a single, practical text. It begins by examining
words and parts of words, and then looks at how words work together to form
sentences that communicate meaning. Sentence patterns across languages are
also studied, looking at the similarities and the differences we find in how
languages communicate meaning. The book also discusses how context can
affect how we structure our sentences: the context of a particular language and
its structures, the context of old and new information for us and our
addressee(s), and the context of our culture.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. The structure of words
3. The structure of sentences
4. The structure of meaning
5. Integrating language structure
6. The structure of phrases
7. Complex structures
8. The structure of information
9. Language structure in context.

Reviews

'An excellent first-course in language analysis.'
John R. Roberts, SIL International


Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Morphology
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng )

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