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Title: Language Matters
Written By: Laurie Bauer
Janet Holmes
Paul Warren
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/Catalogue.aspx?is=1403936285
Description:

This book provides a non-technical introduction to the study of language.
The core areas of language study are approached by focusing on questions
such as: Where does language come from? Why don't we all talk the same? Who
needs grammar? Pitched at a level which is suitable for students with no
experience of linguistics, this lively introduction to language approaches
will encourage students to think.


'Immensely informative and enjoyable.' - Ian Hancock, Professor of
Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin, USA

'An excellent resource.' - April McMahon, Professor of English Language,
University of Edinburgh, UK

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1403936285
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 280
Prices: U.K. £ 14.99