Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Wiley-Blackwell Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

The Social Origins of Language

By Daniel Dor

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


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Preposition Placement in English: A Usage-Based Approach

By Thomas Hoffmann

This is the first study that empirically investigates preposition placement across all clause types. The study compares first-language (British English) and second-language (Kenyan English) data and will therefore appeal to readers interested in world Englishes. Over 100 authentic corpus examples are discussed in the text, which will appeal to those who want to see 'real data'


New from Brill!

ad

Free Access 4 You

Free access to several Brill linguistics journals, such as Journal of Jewish Languages, Language Dynamics and Change, and Brill’s Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics.


Book Information

   

Title: The Structure of Language
Subtitle: An Introduction to Grammatical Analysis
Written By: Emma Pavey
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521736657
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Morphology
Syntax
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9780511771309
Pages: 422
Prices: U.S. $ 34.00
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780521517867
Pages: 422
Prices: U.S. $ 110.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780521736657
Pages: 422
Prices: U.S. $ 43.00