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How Language Works

How Language Works

This free, online textbook was created by the author believes "that a basic understanding of how language works is just as important to a basic education as an understanding of algebra or geography." Also, he "tried to incorporate several other novel ideas of mine about how best to teach about language: start with simplified, artificial examples; select real examples from a relatively small number of languages (especially those that are somewhat familiar to the author); and be open about the large gaps in our knowledge about language, as well as the excitement that comes with a young field."


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