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The Social Art: Language and Its Uses

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From a baby's first words to the great works of literature, language plays an integral part in our lives. Yet most of us know very little about the nature of language - what it is, how we learn it, how it works. Indeed, though linguists, philosophers, psychologists, and other thinkers have made great strides in the understanding of language, little of their insight has tri ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 4th 1996 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published March 31st 1994)
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read for language & culture class. really good overview of language & of the english language in particular. easy to follow but not shallow.
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