LINGUIST List 31.1128

Tue Mar 24 2020

Books: The Study of Language: Yule

Editor for this issue: Jeremy Coburn <jecoburnlinguistlist.org>



Date: 20-Mar-2020
From: Katie Laker <klakercambridge.org>
Subject: The Study of Language: Yule
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Title: The Study of Language
Published: 2020
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://cambridge.org

Book URL: https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/english-language-and-linguistics-general-interest/study-language-7th-edition?format=HB

Author: George Yule
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108499453 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 84.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108499453 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 64.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108499453 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 75.85
Abstract:

This bestselling textbook provides an engaging and user-friendly introduction to the study of language. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, Yule presents information in bite-sized sections, clearly explaining the major concepts in linguistics and all the key elements of language. This seventh edition has been revised and updated throughout, with substantial changes to the chapters on phonetics and semantics, and forty new study questions. To increase student engagement and to foster problem-solving and critical thinking skills, the book includes over twenty new tasks. An expanded and revised online study guide provides students with further resources, including answers and tutorials for all tasks, while encouraging lively and proactive learning. This is the most fundamental and easy-to-use introduction to the study of language.


Preface; 1. The origins of language; 2. Animals and human language; 3. The sounds of language; 4. The sound patterns of language; 5. Word formation; 6. Morphology; 7. Grammar; 8. Syntax; 9. Semantics; 10. Pragmatics; 11. Discourse analysis; 12. Language and the brain; 13. First language acquisition; 14. Second language acquisition/learning; 15. Gestures and sign languages; 16. Written language; 17. Language history and change; 18. Regional variation in language; 19. Social variation in language; 20. Language and culture; Glossary; References; Index.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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