...About the book
This Is What Happy Looks Like is a stand-alone young adult novel by Jennifer E. Smith. The book is published by Headline on 4th April (HB) and 23rd October (PB) and it is 224 pages long. Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a proof for review.
Synopsis (Taken from Goodreads.com)
When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O...
Advantages: covers many basic linguistic theories, includes activities and exercises to aid learning and development, very descriptive Disadvantages: small font, can be hard to follow at times due to the bland-ish/ to-the-point factual information
...take over the conversation, interruptions and what they mean, etc. This is one of the better chapters especially for non linguists as it is more easily applied and viewed in light of our own language experiences.
Chapter 7 is a more detailed summary of the whole book in the sense that it looks at both spoken and written language and defines the approaches used to study them both based...
Advantages: Interesting, engaging and informative Disadvantages: Possibly slightly outdated now (but definitely still relevant)
...Language by R L Trask is more or less an absolute beginner?s guide to the study of linguistics. My university course included a couple of modules on language and power, and this book was a brilliant accompaniment to my studies. It was also a bit different to some of the other textbooks that I had to use in that it is so readable and genuinely interesting.
The version that I have is the second...