What Is This Thing Called Language?

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What Is This Thing Called Language?

By David Nunan

Palgrave MacMillan, Paperback, 9780230291379, 254pp.

Publication Date: December 11, 2012


David Nunan provides an overview of the key topics and concepts that constitute our current understanding of language. This new edition has been extensively reworked and updated, including additional coverage of language and culture, language variation, second language acquisition and bilingualism. New discourse examples are also included.

About the Author
Dr. David Nunan is Director of the English Centre and Chair Professor of Applied Linguistics, University of Hong Kong. He is well known for his innovative methodology and his remarkable ability to bring to the classroom a variety of activities that will enhance students' oral production. He is a past president of International TESOL, and has published numerous journal articles and texts including the core series Atlas, Expressions, and GO FOR IT! and the skills series Listen In, all for Heinle. His professional titles with Heinle include Second Language Teaching & Learning and Pursuing Professional Development. The Business Review Weekly selected him as the 7th most influential Australian in Asia.