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The Social Origins of Language

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Presents a new theoretical framework for the origins of human language and sets key issues in language evolution in their wider context within biological and cultural evolution


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Preposition Placement in English: A Usage-Based Approach

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Title: Working with Texts
Subtitle: A Core Book for Language Analysis
Written By: Maggie Bowring
Angela Goddard
Keith Sanger
Ronald Carter
Danuta Reah
Series Title: Intertext
Description:

The second edition of Working with Texts is a fully revised and updated version of a well-established introductory language textbook. Including a huge range of activities and projects, the book introduces the core areas of language structure and grammar through the analysis of real texts. The second edition includes: a fresh introductory section on how to use the book; new material on differences between spoken and written language, children's language, language and ideology; an updated range of texts, including advertisements, beer mats, horoscopes, newspaper articles, junk mail, comedy sketches, political speeches, letters; more extensions suggesting project work and an answer key to activities;a new concluding section including section which offers further analyses, to help students draw together the different aspects explored throughout the book; updated and annotated further reading and a list of urls for students to visit.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0415234654
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 376
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