By Jean Aitchison
This vintage booklet is a simple advent to linguistics which makes an attempt to reply to basic questions: 'What is language?' and 'How does language work?' It outlines the scope of linguistics, explaining uncomplicated strategies and crucial terminology with examples drawn almost always from English. Sound patterning, syntax and which means - the internal center of linguistics - are mentioned easily and obviously, as are the speedily turning out to be components of pragmatics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics and stylistics. you will discover this modern, easy-to-read publication necessary to broadening your figuring out of the subtleties and gear of language.
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Aitchison's Linguistics: A practical introduction to contemporary linguistics (Teach Yourself) by Jean Aitchison