How Does Language Work?

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In this chapter, we introduce the rest of the book by presenting some short vignettes of language use in various contexts. Each of these poses a question about how language works, which will be explored in each of the subsequent chapters. We will also define the concept of language and describe its main characteristics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExploring Language in Global Contexts
EditorsJeffrey Gil, Sky Marsen
Place of PublicationLondon, United Kingdom
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-24009-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-032-14599-0, 978-1-032-14600-3
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Language
  • Linguistics
  • communication

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