Language: Its Structure and Use

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Cengage Learning, Apr 24, 2007 - Fiction - 672 pages
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LANGUAGE: ITS STRUCTURE AND USE explains core concepts in an interactive style that you can understand no matter what your major. With features like What Do You Think? and Try It Yourself, you'll understand what you're experiencing on campus and in the classroom from a linguistics perspective. The expanded study sections and the available workbook provide you with the tools you'll need for effective test prep.
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the book is very precise and concise. as linguistics student it gives me a knowledge more on languages.


Languages and Linguistics
Language Structures
Language Use
Language Change Language Development and Language Acquisition
Index of Languages
Index of Internet Sites
Index of Videos

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Edward Finegan (MA and PhD, Ohio University) specializes in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, forensic linguistics, and the history and structure of the English language. He served as chair of the Department of Linguistics at USC and currently serves as director of USC's Center for Excellence in Teaching. President of the International Association of Forensic Linguists, Finegan is editor of DICTIONARIES: THE JOURNAL OF THE DICTIONARY SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA and has been Liberal Arts Fellow in Law and Linguistics, Harvard University; Visiting Professor at University of Zurich; and Visiting Scholar at University of Helsinki. He also served as Director of American Language Institute/National Iranian Radio and Television [1975-1976 in peaceful times]. He is the recipient of many teaching awards and honors.

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