19.3879, Books: General Linguistics: Sharpe

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Subject: Language: The Big Picture: Sharpe

 

	
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Title: Language: The Big Picture 
Publication Year: 2008 
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
	   http://www.continuumbooks.com
	
Author: Peter Sharpe

Hardback: ISBN: 0826498140 9780826498144 Pages: 224 Price: U.S. $ 90.00
Hardback: ISBN: 0826498140 9780826498144 Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 45.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0826498159 9780826498151 Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 9.99
Paperback: ISBN: 0826498159 9780826498151 Pages: 224 Price: U.S. $ 16.95


Abstract:

We use language everyday in every aspect of our lives, whether at school,
work, or home, with friends, colleagues or family. The ability to use
language is so important that it defines what makes us human. Yet what is
language? And how does it work? 

In this introduction to language, Peter Sharpe answers a series of
questions about language to show its inner workings. Drawing on expertise
from a myriad of related disciplines, he examines the origins of language,
how language produces meaning, the variation of language across cultures,
how language is used in society, and whether or not there is a 'correct'
way to use language. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter, and
signposts for further reading make this the essential introduction to
language for inquisitive readers, A-level students and undergraduates. 



Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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