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By Ian Roberts

Ian Roberts deals a stimulating advent to our best present as a species: our capability for articulate language. we're often as blissfully blind to the intricacies of the constitution of language as fish are of the water they swim in. we are living in a psychological ocean of nouns, verbs, quantifiers, morphemes, vowels and different wealthy, unusual and deeply interesting linguistic items. This publication introduces the reader to this extraordinary international. delivering a thought-provoking and available advent to the most discoveries and theories approximately language, the ebook is aimed toward basic readers and undergraduates who're fascinated by linguistics and language. Written in a full of life and direct sort, technical phrases are rigorously brought and defined and the publication features a complete thesaurus. The booklet covers all of the imperative parts of linguistics, together with phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, in addition to ancient linguistics, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics.

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