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An introduction to language and linguistics : breaking the language spell

Author: Christopher J Hall
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2005.
Series: Open linguistics series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a comprehensive student guide, introducing linguistics in a chatty and engaging style.
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher J Hall
ISBN: 0826487335 9780826487339 0826487343 9780826487346
OCLC Number: 63270370
Description: xvii, 344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The spell --
2. Linguistics --
3. Names, words and things --
4. Where words come from --
5. Forming words --
6. Morphology --
7. Syntax --
8. From DNA to discourse community --
9. Interlinguistic diversity --
10. Diversity within --
11. The spell unbroken.
Series Title: Open linguistics series.
Responsibility: Christopher J. Hall.
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Introduces the fundamentals of human language from a linguistic point of view. In this book language is broken down into words, grammar, meanings and sounds. This book also introduces other elements  Read more...

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Reference & Research Book News, August 2006--mention Reference & Research Book News, August 2006--, 'Christopher Hall's book is the best new introduction to linguistics that I have seen in decades. Read more...

 
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