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Seven Ways of Looking at Language free pdf From the publication of Noam Chomsky's revolutionary Syntactic Structures in 1957, to the counter-revolutions that followed, linguistics has seen many fashions over the years. With new ideas and discoveries constantly challenging the ways we look at language, Ronald Macaulay provides a brief and lively introduction to some of the different approaches linguists have taken to the study of language in all its complexity. Considering language as Meaning, Sound, Form, Communication, Identity, History and Symbol, Macaulay examines the main issues, debates and ideas that have emerged in language study over the last fifty years. Designed for the intending student, as well as the non-specialist general reader with an interest in language, Seven Ways of Looking at Language concisely conveys a review of exciting work in the core areas of linguistics, including phonetics, syntax, semantics, language interaction, language variation, language change and the significance of writing. A helpful glossary, as well as detailed suggestions for further reading, makes this the ideal starting point for anyone wishing to learn about the study of language.

About Ronald Macaulay

RONALD K. S. MACAULAY is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at Pitzer College, USA. He is the author of Language, Social Class and Education (1997), Generally Speaking (1980), Locating Dialect in Discourse (1991), Standards and Variation in Urban Speech (1997), Talk that Counts: Age, Gender, and Social Class Differences in Discourse (2005), The Social Art (2006) Quantitative Methods in Sociolinguistics (2009).

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Author : Ronald Macaulay
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 03 December 2010
ISBN : 0230279309
EAN : 9780230279308
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 216 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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