Table of contents for Language : its structure and use / Edward Finegan.


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1. Languages and Linguistics. Part One: LANGUAGE STRUCTURES. 2. Words and Their Parts: Lexicon and Morphology. 3. The Sounds of Languages: Phonetics. 4. Sound Systems of Language: Phonology. 5. The Structure and Function of Phrases and Sentences: Syntax. 6. The Study of Meaning: Semantics. 7. Language Universals and Language Typology. Part Two: LANGUAGE USE. 8. Information Structure and Pragmatics. 9. Speech Acts and Conversation. 10. Language Variation across Situations of Use. 11. Language Variation among Social Groups: Dialects. 12. Writing. Part Three: LANGUAGE CHANGE, LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT, AND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION. 13. Language Change over Time: Historical Linguistics. 14. Historical Development in English. 15. Acquiring First and Second Languages. Glossary. Answers to Exercises for Practice. Index. Index of Languages. Index of Internet Sites. Index of Videos. Credits.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Language and languages.
Linguistics.