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Letter Writing and Language Change

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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
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Morphology
Syntax
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Pages: 422
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