By Kirk Hazen

ISBN-10: 0470658967

ISBN-13: 9780470658963

An creation to Language bargains an enticing consultant to the character of language, targeting how language works – its sounds, phrases, buildings, and words – all investigated via wide-ranging examples from previous English to modern popular culture.

• Explores the belief of a systematic method of language, inviting scholars to think about what features of language include daily talents for us, be they sounds, phrases, words, or conversation
• is helping form our figuring out of what language is, the way it works, and why it truly is either elegantly complicated and necessary to who we are
• comprises workouts inside each one bankruptcy to aid readers discover key techniques and without delay realize the styles which are a part of all human language
• Examines linguistic edition and alter to demonstrate social nuances and language-in-use, drawing totally on examples from English
• Avoids linguistic jargon, focusing as an alternative on a broader and extra basic method of the examine of language, and making it perfect for these coming to the topic for the 1st time
• Supported via extra net assets – on hand upon ebook at – together with scholar research aids and testbank and notes for teachers

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8-17 i s also implied. 3. Isaiah 30. 8-17 . 9-11 Israel wer e unwillin g to hear Yahweh' s 'teaching ' (mm ; cf . Omittin g r^y> as a gloss; cf. BHS. 2. Cf . Deut. 26-2 7 (with mn / / nan &); Ps. ) . AlTKEN Hearing an d Seeing 3 3 their faces/before them ' th e Hol y One o f Israel . 20-21 : Israel's eyes wil l see their 'teacher ' (mia ) and they wil l hear a wor d (behin d them! ) guidin g them alon g th e righ t way (~p"i) . Moreover, it s introductio n a s a respons e t o a lamen t (vv . 15 .

The reading ma y appear awkward , but it must stand. Th e reason fo r its awkwar d natur e becomes clear, however, whe n i t is considere d i n relation t o th e sexua l imager y tha t stand s behin d bot h Isa . 10-1 4 and Isa . 6-8 . Isa. 7- 9 presents th e imagery o f Zion's givin g birth to childre n prio r t o th e command s t o rejoic e wit h Jerusale m i n Isa . 10-14. Isa . e. Judah ) with the overflowing waters o f the great an d mighty rive r mentioned in vv. 7-8. The spreading of wings or skirts frequently serves as an idiomatic referenc e t o marriage o r sexual relation s (Ezek .

AlTKEN Hearing an d Seeing 3 3 their faces/before them ' th e Hol y One o f Israel . 20-21 : Israel's eyes wil l see their 'teacher ' (mia ) and they wil l hear a wor d (behin d them! ) guidin g them alon g th e righ t way (~p"i) . Moreover, it s introductio n a s a respons e t o a lamen t (vv . 15 . E&? ) and answe r them . , v . 1 5 partl y in vie w (cf . 17) . 8-17 ; i t i s th e da y whe n Yahwe h 'binds up ' (cnn ; cf. 6 ) th e 'shattering ' (-120 ; cf . 14 ) o f his people , an d heal s (HS~I ; cf .

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