Language Its Structure and Use

ISBN-10: 0495900419
ISBN-13: 9780495900412
Edition: 6th 2012
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List price: $99.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/27/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

Whatever you do and wherever you go, you use language to interact. This text explains what human language is and how it works, giving you a look into the multiple fascinating and surprising facets of this uniquely human trait. It offers many opportunities to ask your own questions and explore the language in use all around you.

Edward Finegan, SCJP, is a senior Java software developer and is currently working in the casino industry developing gaming software. He has past experience in aerospace radar data commutation and artificial intelligence, specifically machine learning algorithms.Robert Liguori, SCJP has been a senior software engineer since 1996 and is currently the lead developer for several Java-based air traffic management applications. He is the President of the Atlantic City Java User Group.

Languages and Linguistics
Language Structures
Words and Their Parts: Lexicon and Morphology
The Sounds of Languages: Phonetics
Sound Systems of Language: Phonology
The Structure and Function of Phrases and Sentences: Syntax
The Study of Meaning: Semantics
Language Universals and Language Typology
Language Use
Information Structure and Pragmatics
Speech Acts and Conversation
Language Variation across Situations of Use: Registers and Styles
Language Variation among Social Groups: Dialects
Language Change, Language Development, and Language Acquisition
Language Change over Time: Historical Linguistics
Historical Development in English
Acquiring First and Second Languages
Glossary
Answers to Exercises for Practice
Index
Index of Languages
Index of Internet Sites
Index of Videos
Credits

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