Download e-book for iPad: Women Talk More Than Men: ... And Other Myths about Language by Abby Kaplan

By Abby Kaplan

ISBN-10: 110708492X

ISBN-13: 9781107084926

ISBN-10: 1107446902

ISBN-13: 9781107446908

Do ladies speak greater than males? Does textual content messaging make you silly? Can chimpanzees fairly seek advice from us? This interesting textbook addresses a variety of language myths, concentrating on vital big-picture matters corresponding to the rule-governed nature of language or the impact of social elements on how we converse. Case reviews and research of proper experiments educate readers the abilities to turn into trained shoppers of social technological know-how learn, whereas advised open-ended routines invite scholars to mirror additional on what they have discovered. With assurance of a vast variety of subject matters (cognitive, social, historical), this textbook is perfect for non-technical survey classes in linguistics. small print are illustrated with particular, memorable examples: invariant 'be' indicates the rule-governed nature of African-American English; vulgar girl speech in Papua New Guinea indicates how ideals approximately language and gender are culture-specific. enticing and accessibly written, Kaplan's vigorous dialogue demanding situations what we predict we all know approximately language.

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