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Language Introductory Readings Paperback – February 1, 1994

ISBN-13: 978-0312005085 ISBN-10: 0312005083 Edition: 5th

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  • Paperback: 736 pages
  • Publisher: St Martins Pr; 5th edition (February 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312005083
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312005085
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #528,782 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Language can acquaint the non-specialist with a wide array of issues involved in the study of language. The readings are generally accessible without prior study of linguistics."

-- Matthew Weltig, University of Nevada at Reno
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About the Author

VIRGINIA CLARK was a professor of English at the University of Vermont and served as chair of the English department. With Paul Eschholz and Alfred Rosa, she is the author of Language Awareness, Ninth Edition.

ALFRED ROSA and PAUL ESCHHOLZ are professors emeriti of English at the University of Vermont. They have directed statewide writing programs and conducted numerous workshops throughout the country on writing and the teaching of writing. Rosa and Eschholz have collaborated
on a number of best-selling texts for Bedford/St. Martin's, including Subject and Strategy, Eleventh Edition (2008); Models for Writers, Ninth Edition (2007); and Outlooks and Insights: A Reader for College Writers, Fourth Edition (1995).

BETH LEE SIMON is Professor of Linguistics and English at Indiana University Purdue University. Her scholarly work includes the recent volume, Language Variation and Change in the American Midland: A New Look at Heartland English. She was an editor of the five-volume Dictionary of American Regional English (Harvard/Belnap Press). She is also widely published in poetry, fiction and memoir.
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Sohana Khan
I thoroughly enjoyed reading and learning from the essay in this book very much, i'd recommend this book to all who want to learn.
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Some of the concepts in there are great to explore, such as Prototypical theory.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Legionaire on January 12, 2013
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We used Language: Introductory Reading as a guide to learning linguistics, which worked out better than it might sound. Some of the concepts in there are great to explore, such as Prototypical theory. The book is a mash-up of scholarly writing so there is a good variety of opinions and ideas, some of which even work to contradict others. It helps to have a linguistic professor there to guide you along, so if you want to read this just for fun then I recommend making sure you have a solid grasps of some of the concepts before you dive in.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 4, 2002
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This book does not focus on one topic, rather on many subjects within the wide category of language. It has eight topics. The first section of this book focuses on Language and Its Study, however, as the book goes on, it focuses more closely on how language is throughout the world. It keys in on specifics such as, why girls talk the way they do and why boys talk the way they do. Other areas of interest I found in this book were the process of sign language and how children learn the words they speak. I thought that talking about the roots of language would be quite uninteresting, so I chose this book because it applied the language to everyday activities and natural occurrences that can happen all around the world since we are such a diverse society.
Overall, I would recommend this book because you are able to pick whatever section out of the book you want to read, not just obtaining the background information on our language but also how we use it in today's world. For a project I had to do in school, I focused on how children develop their words and sentence structures. I added information to my before knowledge of how children learned.
In conclusion, I found that human language is extremely complicated and has many unique characteristics.
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By Sohana Khan on March 11, 2014
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I found this textbook very helpful. This book looks like original new . I love this Language book.
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!
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By NeedaBook on April 2, 2013
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading and learning from the essay in this book very much, i'd recommend this book to all who want to learn.
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