Linguistics: Why It Matters

Geoffrey Pullum

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Language is the medium in which we humans compose our thoughts, explain our thinking, construct our arguments, and create works of literature. Without language, societies as complex as ours could not exist.

Geoffrey Pullum offers a stimulating introduction to the many ways in which linguistics, as the scientific study of language, matters. With its close relationships to psychology, education, philosophy, and computer science, the subject has a compelling human story to tell about the ways in which different societies see and describe the world, and its far-reaching applications range from law to medicine and from developmental psychology to artificial intelligence.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge, England
PublisherPolity Press Cambridge
Number of pages140
ISBN (Electronic)9781509530786
ISBN (Print)9781509530755, 9781509530762
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2018

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