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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.

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.

Linguistics

Linguistics

An Introduction to Language and Communication

  • Author: Adrian Akmajian,Richard A. Demers,Ann K. Farmer
  • Publisher: Mit Press
  • ISBN: 9780262513708
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 630
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A new edition a popular introductory linguistics text, thoroughly updated and revised, with new material and new examples. This popular introductory linguistics text is unique for its integration of themes. Rather than treat morphology, phonetics, phonology, syntax, and semantics as completely separate fields, the book shows how they interact. It provides a sound introduction to linguistic methodology while encouraging students to consider why people are intrinsically interested in language--the ultimate puzzle of the human mind. The text first treats such structural and interpretive parts of language as morphology, phonology, syntax, and semantics, then takes a cognitive perspective and covers such topics as pragmatics, psychology of language, language acquisition, and language and the brain. For this sixth edition, all chapters have been revised. New material includes updated examples, new special topics sections, and new discussions of the minimalist program, semantic minimalism, human genetic relationships and historical relationships among languages, Gricean theories, experimental pragmatics, and language acquisition. The organization of the book gives instructors flexibility in designing their courses. Chapters have numerous subsections with core material presented first and additional material following as special topics. The accompanying workbook supplements the text with exercises drawn from a variety of languages. The goal is to teach basic conceptual foundations of linguistics and the methods of argumentation, justification, and hypothesis testing within the field. By presenting the most fundamental linguistics concepts in detail, the text allows students to get a feeling for how real work in different areas of linguistics is done.

An Introduction to Language

An Introduction to Language

  • Author: Victoria Fromkin,Robert Rodman,Nina M. Hyams,Peter Collins,Mengistu Amberber,Felicity Cox
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780170212984
  • Category: Language and languages
  • Page: 519
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An Introduction to Language continues to be instrumental in introducing students to the fascinating study of human language. Engaging and clearly written, it provides an overview of the key areas of linguistics from an Australian perspective. Chapters in this seventh edition have been extensively updated and revised to reflect recent discoveries and new understandings in linguistics and language. Additional exercises at the end of chapters and a companion website help readers to test their comprehension of the material and practice their skills. This classic text is suitable for students in fields as diverse as linguistics, computer science, English, communication studies, anthropology, foreign language teaching and speech pathology.

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.

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: 1108701019
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 680
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For the Love of Language: An Introduction to Linguistics is an engaging introduction to human language and the role of linguistics in understanding its fundamental design, acquisition and functions. Replete with case studies and examples from Australia, New Zealand and around the world, this text offers a thorough introduction to core topics, including the structure and meaning of words, the systems that organise language, strategies for learning about language, the evolution of language and the function of language as a complex social resource. The second edition includes extensive new content across the entire text, including the areas of orthography, syntax, corpus linguistics, language acquisition and multilingualism. Each topic is accompanied by a wide array of pedagogical resources designed to consolidate student understanding, including examples and exercises. Each chapter ends with a research project, providing readers with an opportunity to build on fundamental skills and engage more thoroughly with each topic.

Linguistics

Linguistics

An Introduction to Linguistic Theory

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780262510868
  • Category: Linguistics
  • Page: 747
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"The book is concerned with discussing the underlying principles common to all languages, showing how these are revealed in language acquisition and in the specific grammars of the world's languages. Theoretical concepts are introduced through the analysis of a wide set of language data from Arabic to Zulu. The student will learn how to 'do' linguistics by working through real linguistic data. Each section explains how to define and solve a problem; organizes the data into paradigms revealing the structured patterns in the data; formulates generalizations based on these patterns; proposes rules of principles to account for the generalization; and seeks independent evidence in its argument for the proposed theoretical constructs. Also included in each section are chapters on how children acquire these theoretical principles and concepts."--BOOK JACKET.

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.

Language files

Language files

materials for an introduction to language & linguistics

  • Author: Georgios Tserdanelis,Wai Yi Peggy Wong
  • Publisher: Ohio State Univ Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 541
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While continuing to keep each chapter independent to allow maximum flexibility for teaching and learning, the ninth edition of Language Files has improved the organization within each chapter by adding an introduction file at the beginning. The introduction file provides an overview of the subfield of linguistics to be studied, as well as the specific topics to be discussed.

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.