Language Arts & Disciplines

Study Guide for Contemporary Linguistics

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

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781319040895

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 966

Contemporary Linguistic Analysis

An Introduction

Author: William O'Grady,John Archibald

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780321753687

Category:

Page: 576

View: 5471

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.
Literary Collections

Contemporary Linguistics

An Introduction

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

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781319039776

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 592

View: 6819

Contemporary Linguistics is one of the most comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of linguistics, balancing engaging aspects of language study with solid coverage of the basics. Up-to-date scholarship, a direct approach, and a lucid writing style makes it appealing to instructors and beginning students alike and a resource that many students continue to use beyond the classroom.
Language Arts & Disciplines

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: 6305

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.
Education

Mapping Applied Linguistics

A Guide for Students and Practitioners

Author: Christopher J. Hall,Patrick H. Smith,Rachel Wicaksono

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351849662

Category: Education

Page: 444

View: 7169

Mapping Applied Linguistics: A guide for students and practitioners, second edition, provides a newly updated, wide-ranging introduction to the full scope of applied linguistics. This innovative book maps the diverse and constantly expanding range of theories, methods and issues faced by students and practitioners around the world, integrating both sociocultural and cognitive perspectives. Practically oriented and ideally suited to students new to the discipline, Mapping Applied Linguistics provides in-depth coverage of: multilingualism, language variation and Global Englishes literacy, language teaching and bilingual education discourse analysis language policy and planning lexicography and translation language pathology and forensic linguistics The new second edition features contemporary examples of global applied linguistics research and practice, and includes updated further reading and new fieldwork suggestions for each chapter. The companion website at cw.routledge.com/textbooks/hall provides a wealth of additional learning material, including activities, flashcards and links to the latest online resources. Mapping Applied Linguistics is essential reading for students studying applied linguistics, TESOL, general linguistics and language and literacy education at the advanced undergraduate or master’s degree level. It also provides a gateway for practitioners and specialists seeking to better understand the wider scope of their work.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Linguistics: An Introduction Answer Key

Author: William B. McGregor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147257768X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 112

View: 6131

This is the print edition of the Answer Key for Linguistics: An Introduction by William B. McGregor. It features a full set of answers to the questions in the main textbook and supports lecturers in their teaching from the book. It is fully illustrated and features two appendices covering tasks that students can take on as independent projects.
Language Arts & Disciplines

A Concise Introduction to Linguistics

Author: Bruce M. Rowe,Diane P. Levine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351852663

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 414

View: 332

Now in its fifth edition, A Concise Introduction to Linguistics provides students with a detailed introduction to the core concepts of language as it relates to culture. The textbook includes a focus on linguistic anthropology, unpacking the main contributions of linguistics to the study of human communication and culture. Aimed at the general education student, the textbook also provides anthropology, linguistics, and English majors with the resources needed to pursue advanced courses in this area. Written in an accessible manner that does not assume previous knowledge of linguistics, this new edition contains expanded discussions on linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics (including a section on gender and language), and pragmatics. The textbook incorporates a robust set of pedagogical features including marginal definitions, a substantial glossary, chapter summaries, and learning exercises. Brand new to this edition are suggested reading lists at the end of every chapter, and recommended websites and apps to further aid students in their study.
Design

Making Sense of Field Research

A Practical Guide for Information Designers

Author: Sheila Pontis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351819119

Category: Design

Page: 252

View: 8415

Learn how to use field research to bring essential people-centred insights to your information design projects. Information design is recognized as the practice of making complex data and information understandable for a particular audience, but what’s often overlooked is the importance of understanding the audience themselves during the information design process. Rather than rely on intuition or assumptions, information designers need evidence gathered from real people about how they think, feel, and behave in order to inform the design of effective solutions. To do this, they need field research. If you’re unsure about field research and how it might fit into a project, this book is for you. This text presents practical, easy-to-follow instructions for planning, designing, and conducting a field study, as well as guidance for making sense of field data and translating findings into action. The selection of established methods and techniques, drawn from social sciences, anthropology, and participatory design, is geared specifically toward information design problems. Over 80 illustrations and five real-world case studies bring key principles and methods of field research to life. Whether you are designing a family of icons or a large-scale signage system, an instruction manual or an interactive data visualization, this book will guide you through the necessary steps to ensure you are meeting people’s needs.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Contemporary Corpus Linguistics

Author: Paul Baker

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441181334

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 6926

Acts as a one-volume resource, providing an introduction to every aspect of corpus linguistics as it is being used at the moment.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Linguistics Student's Handbook

Author: Professor Laurie Bauer

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748631607

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

View: 7324

The book that tells you all the things you felt you were expected to know about linguistics, but were afraid to ask about.*What do you know about Burushaski and Miwok?*What's the difference between paradigmatic and syntagmatic?*What is E-language?*What is a language?*Do parenthetical and non-restrictive mean the same thing?*How do you write a bibiliographic entry for a work you have not seen?Every student who has asked these questions needs this book. A compendium of useful things for linguistics students to know, from the IPA chart to the Saussurean dichotomies, this book will be the constant companion of anyone undertaking studies of linguistics. Part reference work, part revision guide, and with tables providing summary information on some 280 languages, the book provides a new learning tool as a supplement to the usual textbooks and glossaries.

Are Some Languages Better Than Others?

Author: R. M. W. Dixon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198766815

Category:

Page: 208

View: 9618

This book sets out to answer a question that many linguists have been hesitant to ask: are some languages better than others? Can we say, for instance, that because German has three genders and French only two, German is a better language in this respect? Jarawara, spoken in the Amazonian jungle, has two ways of showing possession: one for a part (e.g. 'Father's foot') and the other for something which is owned and can be given away or sold (e.g. 'Father's knife'); is it thus a better language than English, which marks all possession in the same way? R. M. W. Dixon begins by outlining what he feels are the essential components of any language, such as the ability to pose questions, command actions, and provide statements. He then discusses desirable features including gender agreement, tenses, and articles, before concluding with his view of what the ideal language would look like - and an explanation of why it does not and probably never will exist. Written in the author's usual accessible and engaging style, and full of personal anecdotes and unusual linguistic phenomena, the book will be of interest to all general language enthusiasts as well as to a linguistics student audience, and particularly to anyone with an interest in linguistic typology.
Language Arts & Disciplines

An Introduction to the Nature and Functions of Language

Second Edition

Author: Howard Jackson,Peter Stockwell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 144112151X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 231

View: 3431

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Language Arts & Disciplines

Discourse in Context: Contemporary Applied Linguistics

Author: John Flowerdew

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1623563011

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

View: 8501

Featuring internationally renowned academics, this volume provides a snapshot of the field of applied linguistics, and illustrates how linguistics is engaging with the idea of 'context'. The book treats discourse as language in the contexts of its use in and above the level of the sentence and as systems of knowledge and beliefs. In using the term context(s), the book understands this as different situations in which discourse is produced and, on the other, how analysts construe context in their work. The volume is thus concerned with language in its context of use (little d discourse), but at the same time, more specifically, in individual chapters, with particular discourses as they are manifested in particular contexts (big D discourses). Well known discourse analysts contribute chapters focussing on different contexts with which they are familiar, viz. business, education, ethnicity and race, gender and sexuality, history, intercultural contexts, lingua franca contexts, media, place, politics, race, and the virtual world. It brings together researchers from different approaches, but all with a commitment to the study of language in context. The contributors themselves represent different approaches to discourse analysis: conversation analysis, corpus linguistics, critical discourse analysis, ethnographic discourse analysis, mediated discourse analysis, multimodal discourse analysis, systemic functional linguistics. Readers are invited to compare and contrast these different contexts and approaches.
Linguistics

Linguistics

Author: Jean Aitchison

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 9780340870839

Category: Linguistics

Page: 257

View: 595

An introduction to linguistics, this edition contains a chapter on language and style, discussing literature, advertising and newspapers. There are also sections on language origin, the role of verbs, language and power, and sign language.
Foreign Language Study

Applied Linguistics

Author: Guy Cook

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194375986

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 134

View: 7374

This is a series of brief surveys intended for readers new to thé format study of language. Each book contains four parts : survey, an up-to-date overview of the area concerned ; readings, short readings with study questions ; References, a selection of annotated references glossary, explanations of terms, cross referenced to the Survey This structure is designed to allow different groups of readers to focus on different parts of the book according to their interest and need. Applied linguistics addresses the most pressing and controversial areas of contemporary language use, including intercultural communication, political and commercial persuasion, the impact of new technologies, the growth of English, language in education, and foreign language teaching and learning. This clearty written introduction provides a concise but comprehensive overview of the main concerns of applied linguistics today.
Literary Criticism

Reading Beyond the Book

The Social Practices of Contemporary Literary Culture

Author: Danielle Fuller,DeNel Rehberg Sedo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135080372

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 370

View: 7017

Literary culture has become a form of popular culture over the last fifteen years thanks to the success of televised book clubs, film adaptations, big-box book stores, online bookselling, and face-to-face and online book groups. This volume offers the first critical analysis of mass reading events and the contemporary meanings of reading in the UK, USA, and Canada based on original interviews and surveys with readers and event organizers. The resurgence of book groups has inspired new cultural formations of what the authors call "shared reading." They interrogate the enduring attraction of an old technology for readers, community organizers, and government agencies, exploring the social practices inspired by the sharing of books in public spaces and revealing the complex ideological investments made by readers, cultural workers, institutions, and the mass media in the meanings of reading.