What is This Thing Called Language?
By (author) David Nunan
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What is This Thing Called Language? by David Nunan
Book DescriptionWritten in a friendly style, drawing on a wide range of anecdotes from the author's own experience, this book provides an ideal starting point for those approaching language study. Nunan's enthusiasm and the immediacy of his examples offer students a thought-provoking way into the basics of study such as syntax, morphology and phonology. Raising awareness about the different ways language is used, this book provides a solid linguistic framework and lots of suggestions for where to find out more.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230008489
(216mm x 138mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 22-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Nunan
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The Selected Works of David Nunan. This collection provides a snapshot of the evolution of David Nunans theoretical and empirical contributions to the field of second language education over the last 40 years.
What is This Thing Called Language?, Paperback (November 2012)» View all books by David Nunan
David Nunan provides an overview of the key topics and concepts that constitute our current understanding of language. This new edition has been extensively reworked and updated, including additional coverage of language and culture, language variation, second language acquisition and bilingualism. New discourse examples are also included.
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Author Biography - David Nunan
DAVID NUNAN is Director of the English Centre and Chair Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong, and Dean of the Graduate School of Education, Anaheim University, USA. He has published over 100 scholarly books and articles including Introducing Discourse Analysis, The Self-Directed Teacher and Cambridge Guide to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (with R. Carter). In 1998 he was elected President of TESOL International, the largest professional body of language educators in the world, and became the first person to serve in the position from outside of the United States. Other recent honours and awards include a 2002 citation by the United States Congress for services to English language education, and the 2003 ThomsonLearning TESOL Lifetime Achievement Award.
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