Language and Linguistics: The Key Concepts 2nd edition PDF

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Language and Linguistics: The Key Concepts 2nd edition PDF

Language and Linguistics: The Key Concepts 2nd edition PDF free download – The book in your hand is neither a dictionary nor an encyclopedia, but something in between. As its title suggests, it provides fairly detailed coverage of over 300 key concepts in the study of language. The named concepts selected for inclusion are all among the most important in the field and among those which every beginning student is likely to encounter. The concepts are taken from every area of language study, from traditional grammar to contemporary grammatical theory, from child language to language and brain, from lexicography to the linguistic study of literary texts, from men’s and women’s speech to language and power. Each entry provides a brief definition of the term entered and then goes on to explain the concept in some detail – often with numerous examples – and it also introduces and explains related terms. Wherever possible, the historical origins of the concept are described, including the time of introduction and the names of individuals who have made the concept prominent. When a concept is controversial, the entry says so.

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