Word of Mouth: A New Introduction to Language and Communication by Geoffrey FinchWord of Mouth: A New Introduction to Language and Communication by Geoffrey Finch

Word of Mouth: A New Introduction to Language and Communication

byGeoffrey Finch

Paperback | May 31, 2013

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An introduction to the study of language and communication that explores the impact of language on our lives.Starting from the evolution of language, it goes on to consider the social and communicative functions of language, its structure and psychology, as well as the impact of electronic media on contemporary usage.
Geoffrey Finch is an Associate Lecturer at the Open University, UK, where he teaches and writes on English Language. He is the author ofHow to Study LinguisticsandKey Concepts in Language and Linguistics, as well as a contributing author toThe English Language and Linguistics Companion, all published by Palgrave Macmillan.
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Title:Word of Mouth: A New Introduction to Language and CommunicationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.25 inPublished:May 31, 2013Publisher:Palgrave Higher EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230276849

ISBN - 13:9780230276840

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Table of Contents

1. Preface.- 2. The Talking Animal: The Origin of Language.- 3. Getting the Better of Words: Language and Communication.- 4. Virtual Words: Language and Media.- 5. We Are What We Speak: Language and Society.- 6. The Finite Instrument: The Design and Structure of Language.- 7. The Parent of Language: Language and Mind.- 8. Conclusion: The House of Being.- Bibliography.- Index.