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Title: English Language
Subtitle: Description, Variation and Context
Edited By: Jonathan Culpeper
Francis Katamba
Paul Kerswill
Ruth Wodak
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=270269
Description:

What is the English language like, why is it like that and what do we need to know in order to study it? This wide-ranging and research-led introductory textbook provides students with the grounding in linguistics necessary to investigate these questions for themselves.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English

Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 140394590X
ISBN-13: 9781403945907
Pages: 728
Prices: U.K. £ 23.99

 
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1403945896
ISBN-13: 9781403945891
Pages: 728
Prices: U.K. £ 65.00