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How Language Works

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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... More
Material Type: Open Textbook
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: February 18, 2010
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 23, 2015
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Submitter: Cathy Swift


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Primary Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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