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The social art : language and its uses

Author: Ronald K S Macaulay
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, ©2006.
Series: Online access with subscription: Proquest Ebook Central.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"The Social Art is a highly accessible tour through the world of languages. Macaulay uses jokes, anecdotes, quotations, and examples to introduce readers to the full range of current linguistic knowledge. In this revised and expanded second edition, Macaulay brings the book up to date with the last decade of progress in linguistics, adding more American examples, and updating bibliographies. Two new chapters have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Einführung
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald K S Macaulay
ISBN: 9780195187960 0195187962 9780199908417 0199908419
OCLC Number: 60550603
Description: xii, 244 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Give a dog a name --
Learning one's first language --
The act of communicating --
Prosodic features --
Learning about words and their structure --
Discovering the structure of language: syntax --
More syntax --
Still more syntax --
Semantics --
Pragmatically speaking --
Theories of language development --
Variety --
Regional dialects --
Social class --
Written language --
Register --
Style --
Sex differences --
The magic of words --
Rhetoric --
Conversation --
Narratives --
Learning a second language --
The evolution of language --
Language change --
The history of English --
Indo-European --
Languages of the world --
Language and thought --
Pronouns --
Gender --
Pidgins and creoles --
Literature --
Children's lore and language --
Envoi: confessio amantis.
Series Title: Online access with subscription: Proquest Ebook Central.
Responsibility: Ronald Macaulay.
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Taking the readers on a tour through the world of languages, this book uses jokes, anecdotes, quotations, and examples to introduce readers to a range of contemporary linguistic knowledge. It covers  Read more...

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...[an] accessible, entertaining and highly intelligent book...[i]t is theoretically entirely serious, but it is readable with profit and enjoyment by practically everyone * Forum For Modern Language Read more...

 
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