An Introduction to the Nature and Functions of Language: Second Edition

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A&C Black, Jan 27, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 231 pages
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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Describing Language
3
2 A Toolkit for Language Analysis
15
3 Analysing Texts and Discourses
75
4 Language Change
103
5 Language Acquisition and Development
137
6 Language Variation
155
7 Language in Use
179
Glossary
211
References
223
Index
229
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About the author (2011)

Howard Jackson is Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the School of English at Birmingham City University, UK, where he has taught descriptive linguistics for over thirty years. Peter Stockwell is Professor of Literary Linguistics at the University of Nottingham, UK

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