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What is This Thing Called Language

Price: £24.99
This book aims ‘to raise awareness of language”
Author(s): David Nunan
This book aims ‘to raise awareness of language” and includes: the characteristic features of human language, its origins and the design features of language; the basics of phonetics and phonology; the nature of words and their complex relationship with meaning; Mentalist versus Functionalist approaches to grammar; key features of conversation, a comparison of the features of spoken and written codes the ubiquity of language play in everyday use; the position of English as a world language.
ISBN: 9780230008489
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication: 31 January 2014