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The Social Origins of Language

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Presents a new theoretical framework for the origins of human language and sets key issues in language evolution in their wider context within biological and cultural evolution


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Preposition Placement in English: A Usage-Based Approach

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Title: Survey of Modern English
Written By: Stephan Gramley
Kurt-Michael Paetzold
Description:

Fully revised and updated, the second edition of this authoritative guide to modern English is a comprehensive, scholarly and systematic review of modern English. In one volume, the book presents a description of both the linguistic structure of present-day English and its geographical, social, gender and ethnic variations.

Covering new developments such as the impact of email on language, and corpus-based grammars, the second edition of this accessible text has been extensively re-written and brings the survey of modern English right up to date. Offering new examples and suggestions for further reading, the book is essential reading for all students of English language and linguistics.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415300347
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 416
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ISBN: 0415300355
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 416
Prices: U.S. $ 31.95