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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.

Linguistics

Linguistics

An Introduction to Language and Communication

  • Author: Adrian Akmajian,Richard A. Demer,Ann K. Farmer,Robert M. Harnish
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262511230
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 604
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Linguistics: an introduction to language and communication.

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: 9780826487339
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 344
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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.

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics

  • Author: Ralph W. Fasold,Jeff Connor-Linton
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107070643
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 565
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A clear and up-to-date introduction to linguistics. This best-selling textbook addresses the full scope of language, from the traditional subjects of structural linguistics (relating to sound, form, meaning and language change) to the more specialised subjects of contextual linguistics (including discourse, dialect variation, language and culture, and the politics of language). There are also separate chapters on language and the brain, computational linguistics, writing, and first and second language learning. Extensively classroom-tested, this second edition has been revised to further support student learning, with numerous new examples, exercises and textboxes to model and contextualise key concepts. Updated throughout to incorporate contemporary issues and events, it includes worked examples of phonological analyses and multiple examples of a variety of World Englishes. A rich collection of online resources completes the learning package.

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.

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. Additional readings have been added to all sections, and the number of cross-references between chapters has been increased. In many areas throughout the text and exercises, there are references to websites and online resources. In addition, the accompanying Language Files webpage has links to all these sites as well as to many other websites related to language and linguistics that instructors and students may find interesting. --Publisher description.

An Introduction to Language

An Introduction to Language

  • Author: Victoria Fromkin,Robert Rodman,Nina Hyams
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1428263926
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 640
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Whether you are studying education, languages, psychology, anthropology, English, or teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), AN INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE, Ninth Edition, offers the information you need in a clear and descriptive manner that assumes no prior knowledge of linguistics. This edition retains the same blend of humor and up-to-date information that have made the text a perennial best-seller, while adding new research and exercises that render each topic fresh, engaging, and current. 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.

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.

Linguistics

Linguistics

An Introduction

  • Author: Andrew Radford,David Britain
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521849489
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 433
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The second edition of this highly successful textbook offering a unified approach to language from a range of perspectives.