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An Introduction to Language and Linguistics

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics

  • Author: Ralph W. Fasold,Jeffrey Connor-Linton
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521847680
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 540
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This accessible textbook offers balanced and uniformly excellent coverage of modern linguistics.

How Languages Work

How Languages Work

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics

  • Author: Carol Genetti
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108470149
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 675
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A fully revised introduction to language in use, containing in-depth language profiles, case studies, and online multimedia resources.

An Introduction to Language

An Introduction to Language

  • Author: Victoria Fromkin,Robert Rodman,Nina Hyams
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1337559571
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 624
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AN INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE, 11th Edition, offers an up-to-date look at language studies and linguistics in today's world. This product is fresh and modern, and includes new developments in linguistics and related fields that strengthen its appeal to a wider audience. At the same time, it maintains the acclaimed light, friendly, readable style and the breadth of coverage that have made it a perennial best seller. The authors examine grammatical subjects (e.g., morphology, syntax, semantics, phonetics, phonology), childhood language development and adult secondary language acquisition, and the tremendous leap in knowledge achieved in neurolinguistics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

An Introduction to Linguistics and Language Studies

An Introduction to Linguistics and Language Studies

  • Author: Anne McCabe
  • Publisher: Equinox Textbooks and Surveys
  • ISBN: 9781781794326
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 486
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This introductory textbook provides readers with a foundation in methods for analysing and understanding language from various theoretical perspectives within linguistics and language studies. Its novel approach introduces systemic functional linguistics, text and discourse analysis, and formal approaches to linguistics. It demonstrates applications of these approaches to reveal how we use language in society, how our brains process language, and how we learn language. Topics include phonetics, phonology, conversation analysis, morphology, semantics, functional and formal syntax, text linguistics, genre analysis, evaluative lexis in text, multimodal representations of meaning, language change and variation, animals and language, the brain and language, and first and second language development/acquisition. The main language focused on is English, while other languages are also drawn on to illustrate the principles, models and theories. Learning outcomes, exercises (with answer key), ideas for project work, and questions for reflection are provided throughout. A final chapter gathers explanations of various fields of practice within linguistics, written by linguists from around the world, including David Crystal (Clinical Linguistics), Frances Christie (Educational Linguistics), and Malcolm Coulthard (Forensic Linguistics). An Introduction to Linguistics and Language Studies offers an array of analytical tools for undergraduate students of language, communication, and education, and provides an overview of the field for those interested in further study in linguistics and applied language studies. Readers will come away with a heightened sensitivity to and appreciation of their own and other's use of language for creating meaning and for interaction.

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics

Breaking the Language Spell

  • Author: Christopher J. Hall
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441140212
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 364
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'Christopher Hall's book is the best new introduction to linguistics that I have seen in decades. It is engagingly written without talking down to the reader and it covers all the subparts of the field in a comprehensive and even-handed manner. I plan to use it the next time that I teach an introductory course at Washington.' Professor Frederick J. Newmeyer, University of Washington 'With apt examples from novels and newspapers, courtroom trials and telephone conversations, the lowly and the mighty, his book repeatedly startles as it casts light on language. This is a bright, humorous, and completely accessible tour of 21st-century linguistics.' Professor Edward Finegan, University of Southern California This book introduces the fundamentals of human language from a linguistic point of view, using examples drawn from everyday life to aid comprehension, and encouraging critical thinking throughout. Besides presenting the fundamental building blocks of language and explaining how these function, the book also introduces other key elements of the discipline of linguistics, including language acquisition, applied linguistics, psycholinguistics and discourse analysis. Packed full of examples, this is the ideal introduction to language for those who are interested in studying linguistics, have already started a course, or just want to study at home.

Language in the Real World

Language in the Real World

An Introduction to Linguistics

  • Author: Susan J. Behrens,Judith A. Parker
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136887253
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 392
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Language in the Real World challenges traditional approaches to linguistics to provide an innovative introduction to the subject. By first examining the real world applications of core areas of linguistics and then addressing the theory behind these applications, this text offers an inductive, illustrative, and interactive overview for students. Key areas covered include animal communication, phonology, language variation, gender and power, lexicography, translation, forensic linguistics, language acquisition, ASL, and language disorders. Each chapter, written by an expert in the field, is introduced by boxed notes listing the key points covered and features an author’s note to readers that situates the chapter in its real world context. Activities and pointers for further study and reading are also integrated into the chapters and an end of text glossary is provided to aid study. Professors and students will benefit from the interactive Companion Website that includes a student section featuring comments and hints on the chapter exercises within the book, a series of flash cards to test knowledge and further reading and links to key resources. Material for professors includes essay and multiple choice questions based on each chapter and additional general discussion topics. Language in the Real World shows that linguistics can be appreciated, studied, and enjoyed by actively engaging real world applications of linguistic knowledge and principles and will be essential reading for students with an interest in language. Visit the Companion Website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/languagerealworld

Language and Linguistics

Language and Linguistics

  • Author: John Lyons
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521297752
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 356
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This 1981 book is a general introduction to linguistics and the study of language, intended particularly for beginning students and readers with no previous knowledge or training in the subject. There is first a general account of the nature of language and of the aims, methods and basic principles of linguistic theory. John Lyons then introduces in turn each of the main sub-fields of linguistics: the sounds of language, grammar, semantics, language change, psycholinguistics: the sounds of language, grammar, semantics, language change, psycholinguistics, language and culture. Throughout the book he emphasizes particularly those aspects of the discipline that seem fundamental and most likely to remain important. He stresses throughout the cultural at least as much as the biological context of human language, and shows how the linguist's concerns connect productively with those of the traditional humanities and the social sciences. Each chapter has a wide-ranging set of discussion questions and revision exercises, and extensive suggestions for further reading. The exposition is marked throughout by the author's characteristic clarity, balance and authority.

An Introduction to Linguistic Theory and Language Acquisition

An Introduction to Linguistic Theory and Language Acquisition

  • Author: Stephen Crain,Diane Lillo-Martin
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9780631195368
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 448
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Written by two of the foremost researchers in the field, the book benefits from their insight into conceptual issues, their understanding of experimentation, and their own pioneering research.

Forensic Linguistics

Forensic Linguistics

An Introduction to Language, Crime, and the Law

  • Author: John Olsson
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780826461094
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 269
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This book contains detailed studies of all the major areas of the discipline, including the detection of plagiarism, the observation of style change, and an analysis of all of the most important types of forensic text, including ransom demands, suicide notes, hate mail, smear mail, trick mail and terrorist mail. Perhaps one of the greatest assets of the book is its discussion of specific forensic texts including the 'stalker text' from John Hinckley, an excerpt from the Unabomber case, several 17th century Salem witch trial 'confessions', Susan Smith's confession, and ransom notes from the Lindbergh kidnapping and Carlos the Jackal's ransom demand at Vienna.

Linguistics

Linguistics

An Introduction to Language and Communication

  • Author: Adrian Akmajian,Ann K. Farmer,Lee Bickmore,Richard A. Demers,Robert M. Harnish
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 026253326X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 608
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The latest edition of a popular introductory linguistics text, now including a section on computational linguistics, new non-English examples, quizzes for each chapter, and additional special topics.

Language Files

Language Files

Materials for an Introduction to Language and Linguistics

  • Author: Vedrana Mihalic̆ek,Christin Wilson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780814251799
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 736
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Since its inception, Language Files has become one of the most widely adopted, consulted, and authoritative introductory textbooks to linguistics ever written. The scope of the text makes it suitable for use in a wide range of courses, while its unique organization into student-friendly, self-contained sections allows for tremendous flexibility in course design. The eleventh edition has been revised, clarified, and updated in many places. This edition includes an all-new syntax chapter, new files on language and culture and on writing systems, restructured semantics files, and many new examples, exercises, and activities. Additional readings have been added to all chapters, and the number of cross-references among chapters has been increased. In addition, the accompanying Language Files webpage has links to online resources and websites related to language and linguistics that instructors and students may find interesting.

An Introduction to Corpus Linguistics

An Introduction to Corpus Linguistics

  • Author: Graeme Kennedy
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317892585
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 328
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The use of large, computerized bodies of text for linguistic analysis and description has emerged in recent years as one of the most significant and rapidly-developing fields of activity in the study of language. This book provides a comprehensive introduction and guide to Corpus Linguistics. All aspects of the field are explored, from the various types of electronic corpora that are available to instructions on how to design and compile a corpus. Graeme Kennedy surveys the development of corpora for use in linguistic research, looking back to the pre-electronic age as well as to the massive growth of computer corpora in the electronic age.

Sociolinguistics

Sociolinguistics

An Introduction to Language and Society

  • Author: Peter Trudgill
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0140289216
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 222
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The way we talk is deeply influenced by our class, sex and ethnic background. It can also have a profound effect on how we are perceived by others. In this fully updated new edition of a classic text, Peter Trudgill explores the evidence - and the huge implications for social and educational policy . Why do men swear more than women? How do speech styles of most Black Americans, and whites growing up in 'Black areas' differ from those of other whites? Does it make sense to defend a language against 'contamination' from foreign words and phrases? Such questions illuminate many fascinatin g aspects of human communication, but they also lie at the heart of fierce political debates about how states should deal with their linguistic minorities, when teachers should correct their pupils' grammar and pronunciation, and whether language promotes racial and sexual stereotypes. Only sociolinguists can provide objective answers: their key conclusions are set out in this celebrated book.

An Introduction to Language

An Introduction to Language

  • Author: Kirk Hazen
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470658959
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 456
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"An Introduction to Language" helps shape readers' understanding of what language "is," how it "works," and why it is both elegantly complex and yet essential to who we are. Presenting a scientific approach to language-in-use - investigated through wide-ranging examples from Old English to contemporary pop culture - it invites students to consider what qualities of language comprise everyday communication skills, be they sounds, words, phrases, or conversation. Providing an introductory tour of language variation, Hazen deconstructs the idea of 'right' and 'wrong' English, and explores the narrow interpretations society places on language. Each chapter features exercises that help students engage with key concepts and directly observe the patterns that are part of all human language, its social nuances, and inherent variation. Ideal for those coming to the subject for the first time, "An Introduction to Language" offers an engaging tour through the rich texture of language, and the ways in which we use and understand it today.

For the Love of Language

For the Love of Language

An Introduction to Linguistics

  • Author: Kate Burridge,Tonya N. Stebbins
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316441148
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: N.A
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Language is essential to human life, both as a basic social necessity and also as a powerful and complex social resource. For the Love of Language: An Introduction to Linguistics offers a comprehensive introduction to the workings of language and the role of linguistics in investigating its fundamental design. This thorough and engaging investigation into language and linguistics covers topics including: • strategies for learning about how language works • using linguistics to address real-world problems • the structure and meaning of words • the systems that organise language • changes to language over time • how language is used in written and spoken communication • the links between language, the mind and the world. Written by authors with extensive academic experience in the field of linguistics and including examples from Australia, New Zealand and around the world to engage the reader, For the Love of Language is a lively yet comprehensive resource for undergraduate students in foundation linguistics.

Forensic Linguistics

Forensic Linguistics

  • Author: John Olsson,June Luchjenbroers
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1472569571
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 368
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Now in its third edition, John Olsson's practical introduction to forensic linguistics is required reading for students of language and the law. This third edition has been revised, expanded and updated throughout, and includes new chapters on identifying forensic texts and important interactional aspects of the language used in legal contexts. There is also a substantial chapter on forensic phonetics by Harry Hollien, a world renowned forensic phonetician. The book includes an appendix of forensic texts for student study, and even more exercises and suggestions for further reading. This practical introduction to forensic linguistics is based on Olsson's extensive experience as a practising forensic linguist and as lecturer on dozens of courses worldwide. Olsson's work has been successfully combined with Luchjenbroers' research into the language used to and by criminals, witnesses and legal professionals, to become essential reading for students, and researchers encountering this branch of applied linguistics for the first time.

An Introduction to Applied Linguistics

An Introduction to Applied Linguistics

  • Author: Norbert Schmitt
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134656114
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 352
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An Introduction to Applied Linguistics, Second Edition provides a complete, authoritative and up-to-date overview of the state of the field. Each of the 15 chapters offers an extended survey of a central element of Applied Linguistics and is co-authored by two leading international specialists, thus ensuring a full and balanced treatment of the topic covered. The book is divided into three sections: a description of language and language use; essential areas of enquiry; and the four skills and testing. An Introductory chapter familiarises readers with key issues and recurrent themes whilst hands-on activities and further reading sections for each chapter encourage practical analysis and wider reading. For this new edition, each chapter has been fully revised in line with new research and thinking in Applied Linguistics. With its accessible style, broad coverage and practical focus, this book is ideal for students of applied linguistics, TESOL, and second language pedagogy as well as practicing teachers and researchers wishing to update their knowledge.

An Introduction to the Nature and Functions of Language

An Introduction to the Nature and Functions of Language

Second Edition

  • Author: Howard Jackson,Peter Stockwell
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 144112151X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 231
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The Sounds of Language

The Sounds of Language

An Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology

  • Author: Elizabeth C. Zsiga
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118340604
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 496
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The Sounds of Language is an introductory guide to the linguistic study of speech sounds, which provides uniquely balanced coverage of both phonology and phonetics. Features exercises and problem sets, as well as supporting online resources at www.wiley.com/go/zsiga, including additional discussion questions and exercises, as well as links to further resources such as sound files, video files, and useful websites Creates opportunities for students to practice data analysis and hypothesis testing Integrates data on sociolinguistic variation, first language acquisition, and second language learning Explores diverse topics ranging from the practical, such as how to make good digital recordings, make a palatogram, solve a phoneme/allophone problem, or read a spectrogram; to the theoretical, including the role of markedness in linguistic theory, the necessity of abstraction, features and formal notation, issues in speech perception as distinct from hearing, and modelling sociolinguistic and other variations Organized specifically to fit the needs of undergraduate students of phonetics and phonology, and is structured in a way which enables instructors to use the text both for a single semester phonetics and phonology course or for a two-course sequence

Linguistic Reconstruction

Linguistic Reconstruction

An Introduction to Theory and Method

  • Author: Anthony Fox
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780198700012
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 372
  • View: 1905
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How and why are languages constantly changing? Historical lingustics seeks to find out by going beyond the history of individual languages to discover the general principles which underlie language change. But our evidence is severely limited. Most of the world's languages are still unwritten, and even in areas with long written traditions, such as Europe and the Near East, documentary evidence stretches only a little way back along the path of the historical development of languages.How, then, can we uncover our long linguistic prehistory, and what can it tell us about language change? This new textbook is an accessible general guide for students with an elementary knowledge of linguistics to the methods and theoretical bases of linguistic reconstruction, and of newer, less well established principles such as the application of linguistic universals and language typology, and quantitative techniques. Finally he reviews the principles for establishing language relationships and for uncovering information about the homelands and cultures of the prehistoric speakers of reconstructed languages.