Linguistics

An Introduction to Linguistic Theory

Author: Bruce Hayes,Susan Curtiss,Anna Szabolcsi,Tim Stowell,Edward Stabler,Dominique Sportiche,Hilda Koopman,Patricia Keating,Pamela Munro,Nina Hyams,Donca Steriade

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118670914

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

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Linguistics: An Introduction to Linguistic Theory is a textbook, written for introductory courses in linguistic theory for undergraduate linguistics majors and first-year graduate students, by twelve major figures in the field, each bringing their expertise to one of the core areas of the field - morphology, syntax, semantics, phonetics, phonology, and language acquisition. In each section 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.

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An Introduction to Linguistic Theory

Author: Victoria A. Fromkin,Donca Steriade,Pamela Munro,Bruce Hayes,Susan Curtiss,Anna Szabolcsi,Tim Stowell,Edward Stabler,Dominique Sportiche,Hilda Koopman,Patricia Keating,Nina Hyams

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631228493

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

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Linguistics: An Introduction to Linguistic Theory is a textbook, written for introductory courses in linguistic theory for undergraduate linguistics majors and first-year graduate students, by twelve major figures in the field, each bringing their expertise to one of the core areas of the field - morphology, syntax, semantics, phonetics, phonology, and language acquisition. In each section 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.

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.

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

View: 8688

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.

Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics

Author: John Lyons

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521095105

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 519

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This is a comprehensive introduction to theoretical linguistics. It presupposes no previous knowledge and terms are defined as they are introduced; but it gives a rigorous and technical treatment of a wide range of topics, and brings the reader to an advanced level of understanding. Since its first publication in 1968 Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics has been one of the classic introductions to the discipline. In a field which is often seen as rapidly moving, it will continue to be used by students seeking an overview of the central areas of linguistics - phonetics and phonology, grammar and semantics - and to be of great value to anyone interested in the ways in which theory can help to explain the key problems of human language.

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

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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.

An Introduction to Applied Linguistics

From Practice to Theory

Author: Alan Davies

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748633553

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 199

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This title is intended for undergraduate students of Linguistics, Masters' level students on courses in Applied Linguistics, Language in Education, Language Planning and more, and language teachers.This Second Edition of the foundational textbook, "An Introduction to Applied Linguistics" provides a state of the art account of contemporary applied linguistics. The kinds of language problems of interest to applied linguists are discussed and a distinction drawn between the different research approach taken by theoretical linguists and by applied linguists to what seem to be the same problems. Professor Davies describes a variety of projects which illustrate the interests of the field and highlight the marriage it offers between practical experience and theoretical understanding. The increasing emphasis of applied linguistics on ethicality is linked to the growth of professionalism and to the concern for accountability, manifested in the widening emphasis on critical stances.This, Davies argues, is at its most acute in the tension between giving advice as the outcome of research and taking political action in order to change a situation which, it is claimed, needs ameliorisation. This dilemma is not confined to applied linguistics and may now be endemic in the applied disciplines.The book has been updated throughout and provides an excellent, up-to-date introduction to the problems and issues that arise in the practice of applied linguistics.This book considers the main ongoing issues in applied linguistics and their current manifestations in, for example, the native speaker and World Englishes. It examines the influence of linguistics, cognitive science and philosophy on applied linguistics and makes a contrast with educational linguistics. It proposes that a key issue for the profession will increasingly be the tension between advice and action. It suggests that applied linguistics is a theorising rather than a theoretical discipline

Sozialisationstheorie interdisziplinär

Aktuelle Perspektiven

Author: Dieter Geulen,Hermann Veith

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 311051124X

Category: Social Science

Page: 383

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Historical Linguistics

An Introduction

Author: Winfred P. Lehmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136902236

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

View: 835

Historical Linguistics provides a comprehensive and clearly written introduction to historical linguistic theory and methods. Since its first publication in 1962 the book has established itself as core reading for students of linguistics. This edition has been thoroughly revised. Drawing on recent linguistic and archaeological research Professor Lehmann incorporates key developments in the field. These include exciting advances in the history and development of writing: and in typological classification which allows better understanding of the structure of early languages. Well-illustrated with Indo-European examples, and supplementary exercises which draw on data from other language families as well, the book will enable students to carry out independent work in historical studies on any language family, as well as up-to-date work in Indo-European.

An Introduction to Korean Linguistics

Author: EunHee Lee,Sean Madigan,Mee-Jeong Park

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415659925

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

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An Introduction to Korean Linguisticsis a valuable and comprehensive text for those with an interest in Korean linguistics. This book provides an in-depth introduction to the basics of Korean linguistics, and modern linguistic theory, in an accessible style. It features a step-by-step approach designed to lead the reader through the linguistic make-up of the language, from the basics of its sound system and sentence structure to the semantics of modern spoken Korean. Features include: Detailed chapters covering the core areas in the field of linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax Clear and accessible explanations which effectively demonstrate the intricacies and subtleties of the Korean language Suggested readings for those interested in expanding their knowledge of a specific topic Exercises designed to complement the factual and analytical issues covered in each chapter A comprehensive glossary of central terms and a companion website offering a wealth of additional materials. Korean is an invaluable language for the study of theoretical and comparative linguistics as it provides important examples and counter-examples to key issues, making An Introduction to Korean Linguisticsan essential text for students and professional linguists alike.

An Introduction to English Sociolinguistics

Author: Graeme Trousdale

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748623256

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

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This textbook, aimed primarily at beginning undergraduates studying for degrees in English, provides an introduction to a range of sociolinguistic theories and the insights they provide for a greater understanding of varieties of English, past and present. Drawing on both qualitative and quantitative approaches to sociolinguistic variation, the book provides a systematic overview of such topics as: * 'English' as a social and as a linguistic concept* The relationship between regional and social dialectology, and their application to the study of English* English historical sociolinguistics, from Old English to late Modern English* Sociolinguistics and change in English* Outcomes of contact involving varieties of English* English and language planning* English, sociolinguistics and linguistic theory.The book contains data drawn from studies of English as it is used around the world. Throughout, there is an emphasis on facilitating a deeper understanding of linguistic variation in English and the soc

Linguistics

An Introduction

Author: Donna Jo Napoli

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195091755

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 580

View: 5311

This introduction to linguistic methodology and theory acquaints students with the analytical study of language and the ways in which linguists think and approach their material. Reader-friendly and highly accessible, the book assumes no previous background in linguistics. Linguistics is unique among texts today in that it brings the reader face-to-face with current cutting-edge theories. It covers in depth the five core areas of theoretical linguistics - phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics - and adds brief discussions of conversation interaction and historical/comparative linguistics where appropriate. Throughout the book, readers are asked to consider various hypotheses and to use them to account for a range of data. Accordingly, problem sets are included at the end of each chapter. While the data in these problems are drawn from multiple languages, all chapters contain problem sets on at least English, a Romance language, Japanese, and American Sign Language.

Introduction to English Sociolinguistics

Author: Graeme Trousdale

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748630007

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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Designed for beginning undergraduates studying for degrees in English, this textbook provides an introduction to a range of sociolinguistic theories and the insights they provide for a greater understanding of varieties of English, past and present. Drawing on both qualitative and quantitative approaches to sociolinguistic variation, the book provides a systematic overview such topics as:*'English' as a social and as a linguistic concept*English speech communities*Social and regional dialectology in relation to varieties of English*English historical sociolinguistics, from Old English to late Modern English*Sociolinguistics and change in English*Outcomes of contact involving varieties of English*English and language planning*English, sociolinguistics and linguistic theory.The book contains data drawn from studies of English as it is used around the world. Throughout, there is an emphasis on facilitating a deeper understanding of linguistic variation in English and the social, political and cultural contexts in which speakers and writers of English operate.

The Grammar of Words

An Introduction to Linguistic Morphology

Author: Geert Booij

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199691835

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 376

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Geert Booij's popular textbook has been revised and updated. It covers every aspect of morphological theory and the analysis of words, examines the relation between morphology and other modules of grammar, and is the only introductory text to explore the role of morphology in language processing and change.

An Introduction to Language

Author: Victoria Fromkin,Robert Rodman,Nina Hyams

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1428263926

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 6489

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.

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 Cognitive Linguistics

Author: Friedrich Ungerer,Hans-Jorg Schmid

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317867734

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

View: 1088

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 the Study of Language

Author: Leonard Bloomfield

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027218926

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 335

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This is a fac simile edition of Bloomfield's An Introduction to the Study of Language (New York 1914), with an introductory article by Joseph S. Kess. Leonard Bloomfield (1887-1949) was responsible for two classic textbooks in the field of linguistics. The earlier, reproduced here, shows some striking differences to his later views, reflecting much of the then-current thinking on language matters. As such, it represents not only an interesting commentary on the theoretical development of an extremely influential linguist, but more importantly, it is a telling document in the evolving history of the discipline and a rich source for the (psycho)linguist interested in how and why we got from where we were to where we are.