An Introduction to Linguistics

Paperback | March 15, 1999

byStuart C. Poole

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This wide-ranging book provides an invaluable guide to the very nature of language. By covering all major aspects of linguistics--semantics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and social variation--it gives a thorough grounding in the fundamental concepts of language and a practical analysis of its use. In addition, a study of short sample texts illustrates the principal characteristics of and differences between the languages of Western Europe, thus enabling the reader to understand linguistics in context. Concise summaries of the areas covered as well as a variety of text and topic-related exercises are included at the end of each chapter.

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This wide-ranging book provides an invaluable guide to the very nature of language. By covering all major aspects of linguistics--semantics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and social variation--it gives a thorough grounding in the fundamental concepts of language and a practical analysis of its use. In addition, a study of short sample...

Stuart C. Poole is Coordinator of the Language Program at the Center for Continuing Education, University of Edinburgh.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.6 × 5.59 × 0.5 inPublished:March 15, 1999Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan

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ISBN - 10:0312221169

ISBN - 13:9780312221164

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Table of Contents

What is Language? * Lexis * Semantics * Phonetics * Phonology * Morphology * Syntax * Regional Variation * Social Variation * Historical Linguistics * The Languages of Western Europe * Writing Systems * Index