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Title: What is This Thing Called Language?
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/newsearch/Catalogue.aspx?is=0230008488
Description:

Language defines us as human beings. Despite this it remains an
inaccessible, even mysterious phenomenon to most of us. This book is a
lively and accessible introduction to the study of language by the world
renowned linguist David Nunan. Drawing on a wide range of anecdotes and
stories from personal experience, Nunan offers a thought-provoking and
entertaining way into the basics of language study. The book is framed with
student-friendly features including questions, further reading and a glossary
of linguistic terminology and key linguists.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0230008488
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 248
Prices: U.K.£ 12.99