An Introduction to Language
Whether you are studying education, languages, psychology, anthropology, English, or teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), AN INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE, Ninth Edition, offers the information you need in a clear and descriptive manner that assumes no prior knowledge of linguistics. This edition retains the same blend of humor and up-to-date information that have made the text a perennial best-seller, while adding new research and exercises that render each topic fresh, engaging, and current.
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