The Study of Language

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 4, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines
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This best-selling textbook provides an engaging and user-friendly introduction to the study of language. Assuming no prior knowledge in the subject, Yule presents information in short, bite-sized sections, introducing the major concepts in language study – from how children learn language to why men and women speak differently, through all the key elements of language. This fourth edition has been revised and updated with twenty new sections, covering new accounts of language origins, the key properties of language, text messaging, kinship terms and more than twenty new word etymologies. To increase student engagement with the text, Yule has also included more than fifty new tasks, including thirty involving data analysis, enabling students to apply what they have learned. The online study guide offers students further resources when working on the tasks, while encouraging lively and proactive learning. This is the most fundamental and easy-to-use introduction to the study of language.
 

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Contents

II
1
III
2
V
3
VI
4
VIII
5
IX
6
X
7
XII
8
CLXXXVII
143
CLXXXVIII
144
CLXXXIX
145
CXCI
146
CXCII
147
CXCIII
148
CXCV
149
CXCVI
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XIV
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XV
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XVIII
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XIX
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XX
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XXI
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XXII
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XXIV
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XXV
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XXVI
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XXVIII
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XXX
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XXXI
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XXXII
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XXXIII
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XXXV
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XXXVI
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XL
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XLII
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XLV
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XLVIII
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LII
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LIV
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LV
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LVI
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LVII
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LIX
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LX
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LXI
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LXIII
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LXIV
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LXV
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LXVI
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LXVIII
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LXX
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LXXI
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LXXIII
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LXXVI
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LXXVII
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LXXIX
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LXXX
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LXXXII
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LXXXIV
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LXXXV
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LXXXVII
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XC
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XCI
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XCIII
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XCIV
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XCV
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XCVI
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XCVIII
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C
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CI
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CII
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CIV
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CVI
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CVIII
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CIX
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CXI
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CXII
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CXIII
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CXIV
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CXVI
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CXVII
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CXVIII
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CXX
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CXXI
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CXXIII
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CXXIV
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CXXV
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CXXVI
90
CXXVII
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CXXIX
94
CXXX
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CXXXI
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CXXXII
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CXXXIV
98
CXXXVI
99
CXXXVII
100
CXXXVIII
102
CXL
103
CXLI
105
CXLIII
107
CXLIV
108
CXLV
109
CXLVI
110
CXLVII
112
CXLVIII
113
CL
115
CLII
116
CLV
117
CLVII
118
CLVIII
119
CLIX
120
CLXI
121
CLXIV
123
CLXVI
124
CLXVII
125
CLXVIII
127
CLXIX
128
CLXX
129
CLXXI
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CLXXII
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CLXXIV
132
CLXXV
133
CLXXVII
134
CLXXVIII
135
CLXXX
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CLXXXII
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CLXXXIII
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CLXXXIV
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CLXXXV
142
CXCVII
152
CXCIX
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CC
155
CCI
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CCII
157
CCIV
158
CCV
159
CCVIII
160
CCX
161
CCXII
162
CCXIV
163
CCXVI
164
CCXVII
165
CCXVIII
166
CCXIX
167
CCXXI
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CCXXII
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CCXXIII
170
CCXXIV
171
CCXXVI
172
CCXXVII
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CCXXVIII
174
CCXXX
175
CCXXXII
176
CCXXXIII
177
CCXXXIV
178
CCXXXV
179
CCXXXVII
182
CCXXXIX
183
CCXL
184
CCXLI
186
CCXLII
187
CCXLV
188
CCXLVI
189
CCXLVIII
190
CCLI
191
CCLIII
192
CCLV
194
CCLVII
195
CCLIX
196
CCLX
197
CCLXI
198
CCLXII
199
CCLXIV
200
CCLXVI
201
CCLXVII
202
CCLXIX
203
CCLXXI
204
CCLXXIII
206
CCLXXIV
207
CCLXXV
208
CCLXXVII
209
CCLXXIX
211
CCLXXX
212
CCLXXXII
214
CCLXXXIII
215
CCLXXXV
216
CCLXXXVI
217
CCLXXXVII
218
CCLXXXVIII
220
CCXC
222
CCXCI
223
CCXCII
224
CCXCIII
225
CCXCIV
226
CCXCVI
227
CCXCVIII
228
CCC
229
CCCII
231
CCCIII
232
CCCIV
233
CCCVI
235
CCCVIII
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CCCIX
237
CCCX
239
CCCXI
240
CCCXIII
241
CCCXV
242
CCCXVI
244
CCCXVIII
246
CCCXIX
247
CCCXX
248
CCCXXI
250
CCCXXIII
251
CCCXXV
253
CCCXXVI
254
CCCXXVIII
255
CCCXXIX
256
CCCXXX
257
CCCXXXII
258
CCCXXXIII
259
CCCXXXV
260
CCCXXXVI
261
CCCXXXIX
263
CCCXLI
264
CCCXLIII
266
CCCXLIV
267
CCCXLVI
268
CCCXLVIII
269
CCCL
270
CCCLI
271
CCCLII
272
CCCLIV
273
CCCLV
274
CCCLVII
275
CCCLVIII
276
CCCLIX
278
CCCLXI
279
CCCLXII
280
CCCLXIII
282
CCCLXIV
297
CCCLXV
307
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About the author (2010)

George Yule has taught Linguistics at the Universities of Edinburgh, Hawaii, Louisiana State and Minnesota. He is the author of a number of books, including Discourse Analysis (with Gillian Brown, 1983) and Pragmatics (1996).

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