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Pullum, Geoffrey K.

Linguistics: Why It Matters

Pullum, Geoffrey K. - Linguistics: Why It Matters, ebook

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Language is the medium in which we humans compose our thoughts, explain our thinking, construct our arguments, and create works of literature. Without language, societies as complex as ours could not exist.

Geoffrey Pullum offers a stimulating introduction to the many ways in which linguistics, as the scientific study of language, matters. With its close relationships to psychology, education, philosophy, and computer science, the subject has a compelling human story to tell about the ways in which different societies see and describe the world, and its far-reaching applications range from law to medicine and from developmental psychology to artificial intelligence.

Introducing Polity’s Why It Matters series: In these short and lively books, world-leading thinkers make the case for the importance of their subjects and aim to inspire a new generation of students.

Keywords: linguistics why it matters; linguistics; language; grammar; vocabulary; syntax; phonetics; David Crystal, language log; Saussure; Chomsky; what to study at university; college degree; humanities; French; Spanish; German; Chinese; high school; SATs; words; Huddleston; Stephen Fry, Language & Literature, General & Introductory Education, Language & Literature, General & Introductory Education

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2018
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Why It Matters
Page amount
140 pages
Category
Languages
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781509530786
Printed ISBN
9781509530762

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