Language: The Basics


Language: The Basics provides a concise introduction to the study of language. Written in an engaging and entertaining style, it encourages the reader to think about the way language works. New features include:* a chapter on 'Language in Use' which introduces pragmatics, metaphor, speech and writing and discourse analysis* a section on sign language* a glossary of key terms* an expanded further reading section Language: the Basics provides an overview for students and anyone who's ever been accused of splitting an infinitive.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1999
  • 2nd


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