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You won't be a dummy once you work your way through Linguistics for Dummies!Learn about the building blocks of language, including phonetics, syntax, and semantics, as well as its cultural value with chapters on sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, and linguistic typology. Engagingly written, you'll be able to keep up to speed with the main text, while plenty of sidebars offer tips, tricks, and interesting notes on the topic. 363 pages, indexed, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: For Dummies
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 1118091698
ISBN-13: 9781118091692
Series: For Dummies

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The fascinating, fun, and friendly way to understand the science behind human language

Linguistics is the scientific study of human language. Linguistics students study how languages are constructed, how they function, how they affect society, and how humans learn language. From understanding other languages to teaching computers to communicate, linguistics plays a vital role in society. Linguistics For Dummies tracks to a typical college-level introductory linguistics course and arms you with the confidence, knowledge, and know-how to score your highest.

  • Understand the science behind human language
  • Grasp how language is constructed
  • Score your highest in college-level linguistics

If you're enrolled in an introductory linguistics course or simply have a love of human language, Linguistics For Dummies is your one-stop resource for unlocking the science of the spoken word.

Author Bio

Strang Burton is a linguist with the Stolo nation and has taught linguistics at a number of universities. Rose-Marie Déchaine and Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson are professors of linguistics at the University of British Columbia.

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