Fiction

An Introduction to Language

Author: Victoria Fromkin,Robert Rodman,Nina Hyams

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337559571

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 7767

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.
Fiction

An Introduction to Language

Author: Victoria Fromkin,Robert Rodman,Nina Hyams

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337671274

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 9904

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.
Language and languages

An Introduction to Language

Author: Victoria Fromkin,Robert Rodman,Nina Hyams,Mengistu Amberber,Felicity Cox,Rosalind Thornton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780170261197

Category: Language and languages

Page: 600

View: 7466

Language Arts & Disciplines

An Introduction to Language

Author: Kirk Hazen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470658959

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 456

View: 6818

"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.
Language Arts & Disciplines

An Introduction to the Study of Language

Author: Leonard Bloomfield

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027218926

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 335

View: 2800

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.
Language and languages

An Introduction to Language with Student Resource Access 12 Months

Author: Victoria Fromkin,Robert Rodman,Nina M. Hyams,M. Amberber,Felicity Cox,Rosalind Thornton

Publisher: Cengage AU

ISBN: 0170386805

Category: Language and languages

Page: N.A

View: 2804

An Introduction to Language introduces students to the fascinating study of human language. Engagingly and clearly written, it provides an overview of the key areas of linguistics from an Australian perspective. The International Phonetic Alphabet is represented by both HCE and MD versions, allowing lecturers to use whichever IPA system they prefer. The text is divided into four sections, and chapters take students through the nature of human language, the grammatical aspects and psychology of language, finishing with language and its relation to society. Chapters have also been reworked and revised to keep all syntax up-to-date and accurate.
Language Arts & Disciplines

How Languages Work

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics

Author: Carol Genetti

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108470149

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 675

View: 5512

A fully revised introduction to language in use, containing in-depth language profiles, case studies, and online multimedia resources.
Language Arts & Disciplines

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

View: 2695

This accessible textbook offers balanced and uniformly excellent coverage of modern linguistics.
Language Arts & Disciplines

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

View: 358

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.
Language Arts & Disciplines

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

View: 4169

'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 Arts & Disciplines

An Introduction to the Psychology of Language (PLE: Psycholinguistics)

Author: Peter Herriot

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135006679

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 196

View: 4707

Originally published in 1970, this was Peter Herriot’s first book. In this objective, critical evaluation of a rapidly expanding field, Professor Herriot examines language as skilled behaviour, generative linguistics and psychology, behaviourist approaches to meaning, language acquisition and impairment, and language and thought. He stresses throughout the necessity for empirical research and for experimental verification of hypotheses; he also feels that language behaviour should be analysed in a comprehensive form, placing emphasis not only on structural aspects but also on the importance of meaning and context to any account of language. Today it can be read and enjoyed in its historical context.
Language Arts & Disciplines

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

View: 1873

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 Arts & Disciplines

Forensic Linguistics: Second Edition

An Introduction To Language, Crime and the Law

Author: John Olsson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826493084

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 2630

A revised and updated edition of John Olsson's practical introduction to Forensic Lingusitics. Provides essential reading for students and researchers approaching this branch of linguistics for the first time.
Language Arts & Disciplines

An Introduction to Language and Society

Author: Martin Montgomery

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136010300

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 3351

In this third edition of the bestselling classic textbook, Martin Montgomery explores the key connections between language and social life. Guiding the student through discussions on child language, accent and dialect, social class and gender, as well as a number of other topics, Montgomery provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the function of language in modern society. This third edition includes: new sections on dialect levelling and estuary English; hip-hop and rapping as anti-language and ‘crossing’ between Creole, Panjabi and South Asian English new material on the Gulf War and the 'War on Terror' discussions on language in internet usage and new technologies updated examples and references. With detailed suggestions for further reading and practical work for each chapter, An Introduction to Language and Society is the ideal resource for students and teachers of Communication Studies and Language Studies.
Language Arts & Disciplines

An Introduction to Language Policy

Theory and Method

Author: Thomas Ricento

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405144629

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 7289

An Introduction to Language Policy: Theories and Method is a collection of newly-written chapters that cover the major theories and methods currently employed by scholars active in the field. provides an accessible introduction to the study of language policy research and language’s role in social life consists of newly commissioned essays written by internationally recognized scholars helps define and describe a growing field of inquiry and is an authoritative source for students, scholars and researchers in linguistics, applied linguistics, education, policy studies and related areas includes section overviews, annotated chapter bibliographies, and discussion questions
Language Arts & Disciplines

Interactional Linguistics

An Introduction to Language in Social Interaction

Author: Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen,Margret Selting

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107032806

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 602

View: 3941

"Reviewing recent findings on linguistic practices used in turn construction and turn taking, repair, action formation and ascription, sequence and topic organization, the book examines the way linguistic units of varying size - sentences, clauses, phrases, clause combinations, particles - are mobilized for the implementation of specific actions in talk-in-interaction. A final chapter discusses the implications of an interactional perspective for our understanding of language as well as its variation, diversity, and universality. Supplementary online chapters explore additional topics such as the linguistic organization of preference, stance, footing, and storytelling, as well as the use of prosody and phonetics, and further practices with language"--
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Stories of Linguistics

An Introduction to Language Study Past and Present

Author: Kim Ballard

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137095636

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 5189

What is the nature of human language? How did it originate? How did it come to be so diverse and what are the connections between the thousands of global languages? How do we learn language? Stories of Linguistics explores the people, ideas and events that have shaped linguistic thought and research for more than two thousand years.
Language Arts & Disciplines

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

View: 417

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.