Language: Introductory Readings

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Bedford/St. Martin's, Dec 27, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 893 pages
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Language offers a broad selection of groundbreaking historical studies and up-to-the-minute research for introductory courses in linguistics. Classic readings have been retained and updated to provide an authoritative, timely survey of the essential issues of language study. New articles introduce areas of debate on language variation; issues of language, culture and gender; global varieties of English; and language extinction. This solid collection introduces students to the foundations of the field and offers extensive resources for further study.

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Technical, but very interesting book about language, such as how we make certain sounds, the difference between 'b' and 'p' etc. This was part of an advanced grammar course I took in college. I ... Read full review

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VIRGINIA CLARK was a professor of English at the University of Vermont and served as chair of the English department. With Paul Eschholz and Alfred Rosa, she is the author of Language Awareness, Ninth Edition.

ALFRED ROSA and PAUL ESCHHOLZ are professors emeriti of English at the University of Vermont. They have directed statewide writing programs and conducted numerous workshops throughout the country on writing and the teaching of writing. Rosa and Eschholz have collaborated
on a number of best-selling texts for Bedford/St. Martin's, including Subject and Strategy, Eleventh Edition (2008); Models for Writers, Ninth Edition (2007); and Outlooks and Insights: A Reader for College Writers, Fourth Edition (1995).

BETH LEE SIMON is Professor of Linguistics and English at Indiana University Purdue University. Her scholarly work includes the recent volume, Language Variation and Change in the American Midland: A New Look at Heartland English. She was an editor of the five-volume Dictionary of American Regional English (Harvard/Belnap Press). She is also widely published in poetry, fiction and memoir.

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