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Language in the Real World

Language in the Real World

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Published by: Abdulredha Shuli on Mar 15, 2012
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Language in the Real World
Language in the Real World: An introduction to linguistics 
challenges the traditionalapproaches taken to linguistics to provide an innovative introduction to the subject. By 
rst examining the real world applications of core areas of linguistics and then address-ing the theory behind these applications, this text o
ers an inductive, illustrative, andinteractive overview for students. Key areas covered include animal communication,phonology, language variation, gender and power, lexicography, translation, forensiclinguistics, language acquisition, American Sign Language, and language disorders. Eachchapter, written by an expert in the
eld, is introduced by boxed notes listing the key points covered and features an author’s note to readers that situates the chapter inits real world context. Activities and pointers for further study and reading are alsointegrated into the chapters and an end of text glossary is provided to aid study.Professors and students will bene
t from the interactive companion website thatincludes a student section featuring comments and hints on the chapter exercises withinthe book, a series of 
ash cards to test knowledge, and further reading and links to key resources. Material for professors includes essay and multi-choice questions based oneach chapter and additional general discussion topics.
Language in the Real World 
shows that linguistics can be appreciated, studied, andenjoyed by actively engaging real world applications of linguistic knowledge and prin-ciples and will be essential reading for students with an interest in language.
Susan J. Behrens
is Professor of Speech–Language Pathology and Audiology atMarymount Manhattan College.
Judith A. Parker
is Professor of English and Linguistics at the University of Mary Washington.

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