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Author Nunan, David.

Title What is this thing called language? / David Nunan
Edition Second edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013


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 MELB  400 Nun/Wit 2013  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents What is this thing called language? -- The sound system -- The lexical system -- The grammatical system -- Doing things with spoken language -- Doring things with written language -- Frist-language and second-language acquisition -- Language at play -- Language, culture and identity -- Language in a global context
Summary This book provides an overview of the key topics and concepts that constitute our current understanding of language. This new edition has been extensively reworked and updated, including additional coverage of language and culture, language variation, second language acquisition and bilingualism. New discourse examples are also included
Notes Previous ed.: 2007
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-239) and index
Subject Grammar, Comparative and general.
Language and languages -- Study and teaching.
LC no. 2012024721
ISBN 0230291376 (paperback)
9780230291379 (paperback)