Introducing Linguistics

A Graphic Guide

R. L. Trask, illustrated by Bill Mayblin
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Covering thinkers from Aristotle to Saussure and Chomsky, Linguistics; A Graphic Guide reveals the rules and beauty that underlie language, our most human skill.

More than anything else, language is what makes us human. Linguistics, the discipline which studies the structure, function, and phenomena of lanuage, has uncovered many surprising and fascinating things about the nature of our human language faculty. This book dymystifies linguistics, presenting a history of language from Aristotle to Chomsky.

Author bio:

RL Trask was a professor of Linguistics at the University of Sussex. A hugely acclaimed specialist in historical linguistics, his work on the Basque language made him among the world' s foremost authorities on the subject. He died in 2004. Bill Mayblin trained as a graphic designer at the Royal College of Art in London. He is also the illustrator for Logic, Derrida and Empiricism.

Category: Linguistics
ISBN: 9781848310889
Edition No: 2
Publisher: Icon Books
Imprint: Icon
Pub Date: October 2009
Page Extent: 176
Format: Paperback
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: linguistics