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    How Language Works

    ISBN-10: 0140515380
    ISBN-13: 9780140515381
    Edition: N/A
    Author(s): David Crystal
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    Publisher: Penguin
    Pages: 512
    Size: 5.32" wide x 8.05" long x 1.64" tall
    Weight: 1.716

    How what works?p. 1
    How to treat body languagep. 5
    How we use the 'edges' of languagep. 11
    How we make speech sounds : phase 1p. 18
    How we make speech sounds : phase 2p. 25
    How we transmit soundsp. 32
    How we hear speech soundsp. 39
    How we perceive speechp. 44
    How we describe speech soundsp. 51
    How we describe consonants and vowelsp. 58
    How we organize the sounds of speechp. 66
    How we use tone of voicep. 73
    How children learn speech sounds : the first yearp. 79
    How children learn speech sounds : later yearsp. 85
    How speech can go wrongp. 90
    How we writep. 97
    How we make writing systems : early timesp. 105
    How we make writing systems : modern timesp. 113
    How we readp. 121
    How we write and spellp. 127
    How we learn to read to writep. 133
    How reading and writing can go wrongp. 140
    How writing and speech differp. 147
    How the electronic medium differsp. 153
    How sign language worksp. 159
    How sign languages varyp. 164
    How the brain handles languagep. 171
    How to investigate language structurep. 180
    How we meanp. 186
    How we analyse meaningp. 192
    How we learn vocabularyp. 198
    How children learn to meanp. 204
    How dictionaries workp. 210
    How names workp. 217
    How vocabulary growsp. 224
    How we study grammarp. 230
    How words workp. 236
    How we classify wordsp. 242
    How sentences workp. 247
    How we learn grammarp. 254
    How we discoursep. 260
    How conversation worksp. 267
    How we choose what to sayp. 275
    How we can't choose what to sayp. 282
    How we know where someone is fromp. 289
    How to study dialectsp. 295
    How we know what someone is : the ethnic issuep. 302
    How we know what someone is : the social issuep. 309
    How we know what someone is : the stylistic issuep. 316
    How we know where someone is : the contextual issuep. 322
    How dialects differ from languagesp. 329
    How languages diep. 336
    How languages are bornp. 343
    How language beganp. 350
    How language families workp. 364
    How the Indo-European family is organizedp. 371
    How other Eurasian families are organized - part onep. 380
    How other Eurasian families are organized - part twop. 387
    How the Indo-Pacific island families are organizedp. 393
    How African families are organizedp. 397
    How American families are organizedp. 403
    How multilingualism worksp. 409
    How we cope with many languages : translate themp. 416
    How we cope with many languages : supplement themp. 423
    How we cope with many languages : learn themp. 430
    How we cope with many languages : teach themp. 437
    How we cope with many languages : plan themp. 444
    How not to look after languagesp. 451
    How to look after languages : recognizing principlesp. 457
    How to look after languages : recognizing functionsp. 462
    How to look after languages : recognizing varietiesp. 469
    Teaching people to look after languagesp. 477
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