Contemporary Linguistics

Author: William O'Grady,John Archibald,Mark Aronoff,Janie Rees-Miller

Publisher: Bedford/st Martins

ISBN: 9780312451363

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 684

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Contemporary Linguistics

An Introduction

Author: William O'Grady,John Archibald,Francis Katamba

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781405899307

Category: Linguistics

Page: 698

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An initiation into the intricacies of scientific linguistic analysis, Contemporary Linguistics covers not only how language is structured, but also how it functions both socially and culturally, and how it is acquired and processed by speakers. --

Contemporary Linguistics

An Introduction

Author: William Delaney O'Grady,Mark Aronoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780312137496

Category: Linguistics

Page: 710

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Contemporary Linguistic Analysis

An Introduction

Author: William O'Grady,John Archibald

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780321753687

Category:

Page: 576

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Contemporary Linguistic Analysis is written and edited by leading scholars in the field. It provides an up-to-date introduction with coverage of phenomena that are of special interest and relevance to the linguistic situation in Canada. Using the generative paradigm, it offers an introduction to linguistic analysis as it is practised at this stage in the development of the discipline. This superb text gives students a solid grounding in basic linguistic concepts, but also prepares them to go on to further advanced work in the discipline. For this seventh edition there is also an expanded Study Guide covering the entire text with an answer key for students, and a Companion Website (access code required) with audio for transcription practice.

Contemporary Linguistic Analysis

An Introduction

Author: William Delaney O'Grady,John Archibald

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780321476661

Category: Linguistic analysis (Linguistics)

Page: 576

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Contemporary Linguistic Analysisremains the best-selling introductory text on linguistics. This classic text is recognized for its cutting-edge research, relevant Canadian material, and comprehensive coverage of linguistics written by leading scholars in the field. The text emphasizes the contemporary practice of linguistic analysis, with coverage of all the discipline's major fields. Now more concise, this new edition will also be accompanied by a protected website containing new audio and transcription exercises (student access code bound inside each text).

Contemporary Linguistics

An Introduction, Fourth Edition: Study Guide

Author: Teresa Vanderweide,William Delaney O'Grady,Mark Aronoff,Janie Rees-Miller

Publisher: Bedford/st Martins

ISBN: 9780312397104

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

View: 1888

Contemporary Linguistics offer integrated and comprehensive coverage of linguistics written by experts in the field -- from phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics to cross-curricular topics such as sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics and prepares students for further work in linguistics. Its lucid and direct writing style makes even complex concepts easy to grasp, while the extensive apparatus helps students master the course material.

An Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics

Author: Friedrich Ungerer,Hans-Jorg Schmid

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317867734

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

View: 7042

Learning About Language is an exciting and ambitious series of introductions to fundamental topics in language, linguistics and related areas. The books are designed for students of linguistics and those who are studying language as part of a wider course. Cognitive Linguistics explores the idea that language reflects our experience of the world. It shows that our ability to use language is closely related to other cognitive abilities such as categorization, perception, memory and attention allocation. Concepts and mental images expressed and evoked by linguistic means are linked by conceptual metaphors and metonymies and merged into more comprehensive cognitive and cultural models, frames or scenarios. It is only against this background that human communication makes sense. After 25 years of intensive research, cognitive-linguistic thinking now holds a firm place both in the wider linguistic and the cognitive-science communities. An Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics carefully explains the central concepts of categoriza­tion, of prototype and gestalt perception, of basic level and conceptual hierarchies, of figure and ground, and of metaphor and metonymy, for which an innovative description is provided. It also brings together issues such as iconicity, lexical change, grammaticalization and language teaching that have profited considerably from being put on a cognitive basis. The second edition of this popular introduction provides a comprehensive and accessible up-to-date overview of Cognitive Linguistics: Clarifies the basic notions supported by new evidence and examples for their application in language learning Discusses major recent developments in the field: the increasing attention paid to metonymies, Construction Grammar, Conceptual Blending and its role in online-processing. Explores links with neighbouring fields like Relevance Theory Uses many diagrams and illustrations to make the theoretical argument more tangible Includes extended exercises Provides substantial updated suggestions for further reading.

An Introduction to Japanese Linguistics

Author: Natsuko Tsujimura

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118584309

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 480

View: 9254

The third edition of this established textbook has beenthoroughly updated and revised. It maintains its broad coverage oftopics from phonetics to language variation, and increases itsaccessibility by incorporating a more descriptive, less theoreticalapproach. A fully updated new edition of this successful textbookintroducing students to a wide range of issues, phenomena, andterminology in Japanese linguistics Includes extensive revisions to the chapters on phonetics,syntax and phonology, and incorporates a less theoretical, moredescriptive approach Features the author’s own data, examples and theoreticalanalyses throughout Offers an original approach by discussing first and/or secondlanguage acquisition within each chapter Includes exercises exploring descriptive and theoretical issuesand reading lists which introduce students to the researchliterature, both of which have been updated in this newedition

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Author: Janet Holmes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317860713

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 512

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Sociolinguistics is the study of the interaction between language and society. In this classic introductory work, Janet Holmes examines the role of language in a variety of social contexts, considering both how language works and how it can be used to signal and interpret various aspects of social identity. Written with Holmes' customary enthusiasm, the book is divided into three sections which explain basic sociolinguistic concepts in the light of classic approaches as well as introducing more recent research. This fourth edition has been revised and updated throughout using key concepts and examples to guide the reader through this fascinating area, including: - New sections on: koines and koineisation linguistic landscapes New Englishes Stylisation language and sexuality societal approaches to attitude research forensic linguistics - A new selection of informative examples, exercises and maps -Fully updated further reading and references sections An Introduction to Sociolinguistics is an essential introductory text for all students of sociolinguistics and a splendid point of reference for students of applied linguistics. It is also an accessible guide for those who are simply interested in language and the many and varied uses we put it to.

An Introduction to Psycholinguistics

Author: Danny D. Steinberg,Natalia V. Sciarini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317870190

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

View: 5133

Learning About Language is an exciting and ambitious series of introductions to fundamental topics in language, linguistics and related areas. The books are designed for students of linguistics and those who are studying language as part of a wider course. Cognitive Linguistics explores the idea that language reflects our experience of the world. It shows that our ability to use language is closely related to other cognitive abilities such as categorization, perception, memory and attention allocation. Concepts and mental images expressed and evoked by linguistic means are linked by conceptual metaphors and metonymies and merged into more comprehensive cognitive and cultural models, frames or scenarios. It is only against this background that human communication makes sense. After 25 years of intensive research, cognitive-linguistic thinking now holds a firm place both in the wider linguistic and the cognitive-science communities. An Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics carefully explains the central concepts of categoriza­tion, of prototype and gestalt perception, of basic level and conceptual hierarchies, of figure and ground, and of metaphor and metonymy, for which an innovative description is provided. It also brings together issues such as iconicity, lexical change, grammaticalization and language teaching that have profited considerably from being put on a cognitive basis. The second edition of this popular introduction provides a comprehensive and accessible up-to-date overview of Cognitive Linguistics: Clarifies the basic notions supported by new evidence and examples for their application in language learning Discusses major recent developments in the field: the increasing attention paid to metonymies, Construction Grammar, Conceptual Blending and its role in online-processing. Explores links with neighbouring fields like Relevance Theory Uses many diagrams and illustrations to make the theoretical argument more tangible Includes extended exercises Provides substantial updated suggestions for further reading.