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Title: Language: The Big Picture
Written By: Peter Adrian Sharpe
Description:

We use language everyday in every aspect of our lives, whether at school,
work, or home, with friends, colleagues or family. The ability to use
language is so important that it defines what makes us human. Yet what is
language? And how does it work?

In this introduction to language, Peter Sharpe answers a series of
questions about language to show its inner workings. Drawing on expertise
from a myriad of related disciplines, he examines the origins of language,
how language produces meaning, the variation of language across cultures,
how language is used in society, and whether or not there is a 'correct'
way to use language. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter, and
signposts for further reading make this the essential introduction to
language for inquisitive readers, A-level students and undergraduates.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0826498140
ISBN-13: 9780826498144
Pages: 224
Prices: U.K. £ 45.00
U.S. $ 90.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0826498159
ISBN-13: 9780826498151
Pages: 224
Prices: U.K. £ 9.99
U.S. $ 16.95