How Language Works

Author: David Crystal
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141911735
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In this fascinating survey of everything from how sounds become speech to how names work, David Crystal answers every question you might ever have had about the nuts and bolts of language in his usual highly illuminating way. Along the way we find out about eyebrow flashes, whistling languages, how parents teach their children to speak, how politeness travels across languages and how the way we talk show not just how old we are but where we’re from and even who we want to be.

How Language Works

Author: Madelon E. Heatherington
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Grammar For Writing Understanding The Mechanics Of Grammar And How Language Works

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Editor: Prestwick House Inc
ISBN: 1580497632
Size: 20,79 MB
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How Language Works In Politics

Author: Williams, Matthew
Editor: Policy Press
ISBN: 1529200237
Size: 14,68 MB
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There were more colons used in legislation in 2015 than there were words enacted in 1900. Using analysis from machine readings of all legislation enacted between 1900 and 2015, this book discusses the social impact of increasingly elastic legislative language on the contemporary workings of the British constitution. The hot-button debates of our time — from immigration to European integration, to the creeping power of judges — have, at their core, battles over what policy instructions are authoritative. The book encourages readers to connect the dots of British statecraft, and to understand how, exactly, public demands are transferred into laws that are then implemented with greater and lesser degrees of success. Crucially, it shows that vague legislation has a tremendous impact on policy delivery, disproportionately affecting the weakest, in areas including immigration, homelessness and anti-discrimination.

How Language Works

Author: Barry Jones
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ISBN: 9780521288514
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Barry Jones shows how to discover patterns in languages & how we can organize the patterns into ideas & rules about how the language works.

How Language Works

Author: John McWhorter
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062572342
Size: 14,69 MB
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An Introduction To Language

Author: Kirk Hazen
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118559959
Size: 14,65 MB
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An Introduction to Language offers an engaging guide tothe nature of language, focusing on how language works – itssounds, words, structures, and phrases – all investigatedthrough wide-ranging examples from Old English to contemporary popculture. Explores the idea of a scientific approach to language,inviting students to consider what qualities of language compriseeveryday skills for us, be they sounds, words, phrases, orconversation Helps shape our understanding of what language is, howit works, and why it is both elegantly complex and essentialto who we are Includes exercises within each chapter to help readers explorekey concepts and directly observe the patterns that are part of allhuman language Examines linguistic variation and change to illustrate socialnuances and language-in-use, drawing primarily on examples fromEnglish Avoids linguistic jargon, focusing instead on a broader andmore general approach to the study of language, and making it idealfor those coming to the subject for the first time Supported by additional web resources – available uponpublication at ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/hazen/introlanguage"www.wiley.com/go/hazen/introlanguage/a– including student study aids and testbank and notes forinstructors

How Language Works

Author: Jonathan Fine
Editor: Ablex Publishing Corporation
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How Language Works

Author: Bronwyn Custance
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ISBN: 9780648096931
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How language works: Success in literacy and learning is a comprehensive professional development course for classroom teachers. The course equips teachers with the knowledge, skills and strategies that support them in providing effective teaching and learning for students in their classrooms.