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The Study of Language
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date June 1, 1996
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780521568517
ISBN-10 052156851X
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $26.99
Other format details university press
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This revised and updated edition incorporates many changes that reflect developments in language study over the past decade, including a new chapter on pragmatics, and an expansion of the chapter on semantics. There are additional sections on speech recognition systems, sign languages, women's and men's language, input in language learning, and several other topics. The Study Questions and Discussion Topics following each chapter have also been thoroughly revised, with the addition of more than 30 new tasks for students; and the Further Reading sections have been revised, updated and expanded. The new edition also has many more illustrations, examples, and quotes from a wide range of commentators, from Groucho Marx to Gary Larson. The presentation retains the clear and lively style which made the first edition a hugely popular introduction to the study of language.

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