All About Language: A Guide

Paperback | May 28, 2008

byBarry J. Blake

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In clear, congenial style Barry Blake explains every aspect of how language works - in conversation, writing, and the brain - and how it never stops changing. His engaging account is for everyone curious about language or who needs to know more about it.

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In clear, congenial style Barry Blake explains every aspect of how language works - in conversation, writing, and the brain - and how it never stops changing. His engaging account is for everyone curious about language or who needs to know more about it.

Barry Blake has been teaching students about language for almost four decades. He is now Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at La Trobe University. With R. M. W. Dixon he co-edited five volumes of the Handbook of Australian Languages (Benjamins 1979, 1981, 1983; OUP 1991, 2000). His many outstanding books include Case (second edition ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.55 inPublished:May 28, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionPart One: Words2. Word Classes3. Forming New Words4. Meaning of WordsPart Two: Syntax and Discourse5. The Simple Sentence6. Compound and Complex Sentences7. Using LanguagePart Three: Speech and Writing8. Phonetics9. Phonology10. WritingPart Four: Variation and Change11. Varieties12. Language ChangePart Five: The Brain13. Language Acquisition14. Language Processing: Brains and Computers15. The Origin of LanguageGlossary of TermsReferences and Further ReadingIndex