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All about Language A Guide

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ISBN-10: 0199238405

ISBN-13: 9780199238408

Edition: 2008

Authors: Barry J. Blake

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In clear, congenial style Barry Blake explains how language works. He describes the make-up of words and how they're built from sounds and signs and put together in phrases and sentences. He examines the dynamics of conversation and the relations between the sound and meaning. He shows how languages help their users connect to each other and to the world, how they vary around the world, why they never stop changing, and that no two people speak a language in the same way. He looks at how language is acquired by infant children, how it relates to thought, and its operations in the brain. He investigates current trends and issues such as the levelling of linguistic class differences and the…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Barry J. Blake is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at La Trobe University. His books include Playing with Words and All About Language .

Word Classes
Forming New Words
Meaning of Words
Syntax and Discourse
The Simple Sentence
Compound and Complex Sentences
Using Language
Speech and Writing
Variation and Change
Language Change
The Brain
Language Acquisition
Language Processing: Brains and Computers
The Origin of Language
Glossary of Terms
References and Further Reading