Language and Linguistics: the Key Concepts

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A comprehensive and critical A-Z guide to the main terms and concepts used in the study of language and linguistics, definitions featured include: * terms used in grammatical analysis * branches of linguistics from semantics to neurolinguistics * approaches used in studying language from critical discourse analysis to systemic linguistics * linguistic phenomena from code-switching to conversational implicature * language varieties from pidgin to standard language. This fully updated second edition includes a new introduction, a wide range of new entries (reflecting developments in linguistics) and added specialized further reading for lecturers and more advanced students.