Thursday, December 16, 2010

Book Review #1060
An Introduction to Language by Victoria A. Fromkin, Robert Rodman, and Nina Hyams
Rating: four stars (out of four)

This textbook was fascinating. The chapters about how our brains process language information and why we speak a certain way were completely intriguing. I didn't realize how in-depth language acquisition was. It was interesting to see the ways people's brains develop and how cultures might process grammar in a different way. I also loved seeing the differences in how people pronounce words and how grammar is varied based on where you life. I found most of the information in this textbook relevant and fascinating. I enjoyed reading the chapters and I felt like it helped with my linguistic knowledge of language and how people speak and write. I would recommend this textbook.

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