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Thinking about Language: Theories of English

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August 2006

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Thinking About Language considers the ideas and theories underpinning language study. It encourages students to begin thinking about ways of seeing language and introduces past debates and current disputes on the way that human language works. The book offers a balance between theory and application and provides an interesting and accessible introduction to the history of linguistic theory, the variety of different theoretical approaches to language study and to the current state of the subject.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Series Preface
Introduction
PART 1: INTRODUCING LANGUAGE THEORY
Theory in Language Study
Language is...
PART II: APPLYING LANGUAGE THEORY
How Do Words Work?
How Does Language Relate to the World?
Is Language Like a Code?
How is Language Related to Thought?
How Does Context Affect Meaning?
Is Language Logical?
How Do Children Learn Language?
A Final Thought: Do Other Animals have Language?
Bibliography
Index

Portrait

Siobhan Chapman

Pressestimmen

'The goal of this volume is to provide an introduction to a number of conceptual and philosophical issues surrounding the nature and study of language. The book is wonderfully clear and engaging, and deserves a place in every undergraduate curriculum.' - Geoffrey Poole, School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, University of Newcastle, UK
EAN: 9781403922038
ISBN: 1403922039
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: PALGRAVE
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2006
Seitenanzahl: 174 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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