Designed for beginners, this best-selling textbook provides a lively introduction to the study of language. Starting from the basics, it provides a solid foundation in all of the essential topics, and introduces the analysis of the key elements of language – sounds, words, structures, and meanings. A wide range of fascinating questions are explored, such as how conversation works, how children learn children learn language, why women and man speak differently, and how language varies between regions and social groups.
the third edition
Not registered yet? We'll like you more if you do!