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The Study of Language [Paperback]

George Yule
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10 Mar 2014 1107658179 978-1107658172 5
This bestselling textbook provides an engaging and user-friendly introduction to the study of language. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, Yule presents information in bite-sized sections, clearly explaining the major concepts in linguistics – from how children learn language to why men and women speak differently, through all the key elements of language. This fifth edition has been revised and updated with new figures and tables, additional topics, and numerous new examples using languages from across the world. To increase student engagement and to foster problem-solving and critical thinking skills, the book includes thirty new tasks. An expanded and revised online study guide provides students with further resources, including answers and tutorials for all tasks, while encouraging lively and proactive learning. This is the most fundamental and easy-to-use introduction to the study of language.

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  • Paperback: 333 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 5 edition (10 Mar 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1107658179
  • ISBN-13: 978-1107658172
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 1.4 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,190 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'... the obvious choice for the beginner language student.' Torill Hestetr'et, University of Bergen '... an excellent overview of the central topics in linguistics and how linguists study language.' Daniel W. Hieber, Content Editor, Rosetta Stone '... a clear and concise introduction to linguistics suitable for beginners.' Jeffrey Gil, Flinders University, Adelaide '... with updated material for practice and discussion, it will continue to inspire new generations of students.' Stephen Matthews, University of Hong Kong

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This bestselling textbook is the most fundamental and easy-to-use introduction for students with no prior knowledge of linguistics. Broad yet concise, this manageable overview of key topics draws students in, with thirty new tasks, new foreign-language examples, and an expanded and revised online study guide.

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