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Title: Word of Mouth, 2nd edition
Subtitle: A New Introduction to Language and Communication
Written By: Geoffrey Finch

An introduction to the study of language and communication that explores the impact of language on our lives. Starting from the evolution of language, it goes on to consider the social and communicative functions of language, its structure and psychology, as well as the impact of electronic media on contemporary usage.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780230276840
Pages: 256
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99