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1. Title Title of document Index - A Short Introduction to the Study of Language
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Ellen Thompson; Florida International University; United States
3. Subject Discipline(s) linguistics
4. Subject Keyword(s) language acquisition; study of language; animal communication; animal language; comparative languages; correct English; children raised without language; language learning; bilingualism; abnormal language; non-standard language
5. Subject Subject classification language
6. Description Abstract A Short Introduction to the Study of Language provides an accessible and up-to-date invitation to key concepts of modern language study. Readers gain awareness of the scientific approach to language through examination of varied topics of current research interest. The book explores the following issues: How are young children, who have limited general cognitive capability, able to automatically pick up and use any language that is in their environment, quickly, easily and without effort? Do other animals have language – what about the complex communication systems of apes, bees and cephalods? What happens when an individual is raised in an environment in which they are not exposed to language? Are some languages simpler than others - do some languages lack grammar? Is English getting worse over time, and is there one “correct” way to speak English?

This book introduces readers to work that linguists are engaged in today which explores these questions, and sheds light on a number of widespread myths and misconceptions about language.
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 07-Jan-2019
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.37932
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; A Short Introduction to the Study of Language
16. Language English=en en
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19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd