Language Through The Looking Glass: Exploring Language And Linguistics
Language through the Looking Glass: Exploring Language and Linguistics
What can wordplay--as understood in the broadest sense--teach us about language, its functions, characteristics, structure, and workings? Using Lewis Carroll's Alice as a starting point, Yanguello takes the reader on a vivid and unconventional voyage into the world(s) of language, charting the major themes of linguistics along the way. This is an entertaining and original introduction to the nature of language that will appeal to students and teachers alike.
About the Author
Marina Yaguello is Professor and Chair of Linguistics in the English Department of the University of Paris &-Denis Diderot. She has been Visiting Professor in London and in Dakar and has lectured all over North America, Europe, and in many African countries. She has written nine other books about language and linguistics, including Lunatic Lovers of Language: Imaginary languages and their inventors (Athlone Press). She specializes in sociolinguistics, pragmatics, and the syntax-semantics interface.