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ns what human language is and how it works, giving you a look into the multiple fascinating and surprising facets of this uniquely human trait. It offers many opportunities to ask your own questions and explore the language in use all around you.
Shorter text - Chapter 12, "Writing," moved to the website. Per reviewers, teachers don't have time to teach this chapter but it's very valuable information so we moved it to the website.
Additional "Try It Yourself" opportunities encourage students to apply what has just been discussed and study how it works.
New boxes on special topics such as "McSleep Inn or Out? - Case McDonalds brought against a new chain of hotels wanting to use the name McSleep, and "Jeans and Disco" - interesting etymologies of these terms, and "Vocal Cord and Voicing" - how they work in humans.
"For Practice" sets in key chapters assist students in comprehending important concepts and prompt them to tackle more rigorous questions.
Sections of exercises include "Practice Exercises," "Based on English," and "Especially for Educators and Future Teachers" and the end-of-chapter review sections.
"What Do You Think?" questions get students thinking about language in daily life; "What Do you Think? Revisited" show how the chapter answers these questions.
"Try It Yourself" sections encourage students to apply what has just been discussed and study how it works.
Coverage of print and Internet resources assists both the beginning and the advanced linguistics student.
"Especially for Educators and Future Teachers" sections highlight the material future educators need.
Table of Contents
Part I: LANGUAGE STRUCTURES
Languages and Linguistics
Words and Their Parts: Lexicon and Morphology
The Sounds of Languages: Phonetics
Sound Systems of Language: Phonology
The Structure and Function of Phrases and Sentences: Syntax
The Study of Meaning: Semantics
Language Universals and Language Typology
Part II: LANGUAGE USE
Information Structure and Pragmatics
Speech Acts and Conversation
Language Variation across Situations of Use: Registers and Styles
Language Variation among Social Groups: Dialects
Part III: LANGUAGE CHANGE, LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT, AND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
Language Change over Time: Historical Linguistics
Historical Development in English
Acquiring First and Second Languages
Glossary Answers to Exercises for Practice
Index Index of Languages
Index of Internet Sites
Index of Videos Credits