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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Word of Mouth

A New Introduction to Language and Communication

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9780230276840
Publication Date June 2013
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

An introduction to the study of language and communication that explores the impact of language on our lives. Starting from the evolution of language, it goes on to consider the social and communicative functions of language, its structure and psychology, as well as the impact of electronic media on contemporary usage.

Geoffrey Finch is an Associate Lecturer at the Open University, UK, where he teaches and writes on English Language. He is the author of How to Study Linguistics and Key Concepts in Language and Linguistics, as well as a contributing author to The English Language and Linguistics Companion, all published by Palgrave Macmillan.

1. Preface
2. The Talking Animal: The Origin of Language
3. Getting the Better of Words: Language and Communication
4. Virtual Words: Language and Media
5. We Are What We Speak: Language and Society
6. The Finite Instrument: The Design and Structure of Language
7. The Parent of Language: Language and Mind
8. Conclusion: The House of Being


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