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Aitchison's Linguistics Jean Aitchison

Aitchison's Linguistics par Jean Aitchison

Aitchison's Linguistics Jean Aitchison

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A comprehensive text on linguistics which includes sections on speech disorders, politeness, the language of advertising and phonetics.

Aitchison's Linguistics Résumé

Aitchison's Linguistics: A practical introduction to contemporary linguistics Jean Aitchison

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This classic book is a straightforward introduction to linguistics which attempts to answer two fundamental questions: 'What is language?' and 'How does language work?' It outlines the scope of linguistics, explaining basic concepts and essential terminology with examples drawn mainly from English. Sound patterning, syntax and meaning - the inner core of linguistics - are discussed simply and clearly, as are the rapidly growing areas of pragmatics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics and stylistics. You will find this contemporary, easy-to-read book essential to broadening your understanding of the subtleties and power of language.

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Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.

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Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of linguistics.

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Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.

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Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

À propos de Jean Aitchison

Jean Aitchison is Rupert Murdoch Professor of Language and Communication at the University of Oxford. She gave the BBC Reith Lectures in 1996.


  • : Preface
  • 01: What is linguistics?
  • 02: What is language?
  • 03: The study of language
  • 04: Deciding where to begin
  • 05: Sound patterns
  • 06: Words and pieces of words
  • 07: Sentence patterns
  • 08: Meaning
  • 09: Using language
  • 10: Language and society
  • 11: Language and mind
  • 12: Language and style
  • 13: Language change
  • 14: Comparing languages
  • 15: Attitudes towards change
  • 16: Seeking a suitable framework
  • 17: Trouble with transformations
  • 18: Back to basics
  • : Epilogue
  • : Further reading
  • : List of symbols and abbreviations
  • : Phonetics: the study of speech sounds
  • : Index

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Aitchison's Linguistics: A practical introduction to contemporary linguistics Jean Aitchison
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John Murray Press
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