Date: 29-Jan-2007 From: Elyse Turr <elyse.turroup.com> Subject: Language Networks: Hudson
Title: Language Networks
Subtitle: The new word grammar
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Richard Hudson
Hardback: ISBN: 9780199267309 Pages: 352 Price: U.S. $ 130.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780199298389 Pages: 352 Price: U.S. $ 45.00
This book presents a new theory of how we learn and use our knowledge of language and puts this to work in exploration of morphology, syntax, semantics, and sociolinguistics. It argues that language is a network of concepts which in turn is part of the general cognitive network of the mind. It introduces the latest version of the author's influential theory of Word Grammar and shows how it can be used to explain the operations of language and as a key to understanding the associated operations of the mind. "Language Networks" will interest all those concerned with the acquistion and workings of language.