Über den Autor
Elizabeth Grace Winkler is Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Western Kentucky University, USA
Part I: Defining and Acquiring Language; 1. What every native speaker of a language secretly understands; 2. Human Language versus Animal Communication; 3. First and Second Language Acquisition; Part II: Structures of Language; 4. The Sound System: Phonetics and Phonology; 5. Morphology: Words and Their Attachments; 6. Grammar; 7. The History of English; Part III: Language in Use; 8. Language and Meaning: Semantics; 9. Pragmatics: Language in Use; 10. Language and Technology; 11. Language Variation and Change; Bibliography; Index.
An accessible, student friendly guide to language and linguistics, requiring no prior knowledge of the field.