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Looking at Languages: A Workbook in Elementary Linguistics

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Used with any introductory language and linguistic text, this workbook provides exercise problems from 30 languages, including a significant number in English.

About the Author

BA in math from U of Rochester, master?s and PHD from USC; taught in Malyasia and Iran; was VP, Special Projects Coordinator, Strategic Planner, and Writer-Reseracher at Bentley Industries in LA; creator of the language Na?vi for the movie, Avatar.Edward Finegan, USC emeritus (2010) ? specializes in sociolinguistics and history and structure of the English language. Co-author, with Paul Frommer, of LOOKING AT LANGUAGES: A WORKBOOK IN ELEMENTRAY LINGUISTICS. MA and PhD, Ohio State University; served as chair of Department of Lingistics at USC; has been Fellow in Law and Linguistics, Harvard University; Visitng Professor at University of Zurich, Visiting Scholar at University of Helsinki, Liberal Arts Fellow at Harvard Universisty, Director of American Language Institute/National Iranian Radio and Television [1975-1976 ? in peaceful times]. Recipient of many teaching awards and honors.

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. MORPHOLOGY. Key Terms And Symbols. Solved Problem--Morphemes: Hungarian Morpheme Identification. Exercises Based on English. Lexical Categories: Lexical Categories in English. Lexical Categories: Stress and Lexical Categories in English. Morphemes: Types of English Morphemes. Morphemes: Derivational Prefixes and Suffixes. Organization of Morphemes: Constituency and Word-Formation Rules in English. Increasing Vocabulary: Morphological Processes in English. Increasing Vocabulary: English Past-Tense Productivity Experiment. Exercises Based on other Languages. Morphemes: Spanish versus Hebrew Gender and Number. Morphemes: Malay/Indonesian Morpheme Identification. Morphemes: Persian Morpheme Identification. Morphemes: Persian Morpheme Identification. Inflectional Morphology: Latin Declensions. Inflectional Morphology: Lakota Verbs. 2. PHONETICS. Key Terms and Symbols. Exercises Based on English. Sounds And Spellings: English Consonants. Phonetic Transcription: Reading Practice 1. Phonetic Transcription: Reading Practice 2--English Homophones. Phonetic Transcription: Reading Practice 3--Film and Play Names. Phonetic Transcription: Reading Practice 4. Phonetic Transcription: Writing Practice 1. Phonetic Transcription: Writing Practice 2. Consonants and Vowels: Identifying C/V, Describing C. Exercises In General Phonetics. Describing Sounds: Communicating about Pronunciation. Consonants and Vowels: Classification and Experimentation. Consonants and Vowels: Classification Practice 2. Exercises Based on Other Languages. Consonants and Vowels: Hawaiian C/V Inventory. Consonants and Vowels: Wichita C/V Inventory. Consonants and Vowels: Biblical Hebrew Consonant Inventory. Consonants and Vowels: Sound Symbolism in Lakota. 3. PHONOLOGY. Key Terms and Symbols. Solved Problem--Phonemes And Allophones: [] and [x] in Irish and German. Exercises Based on English. Phonemes And Allophones: Modern English [k] and [kh]. Phonological Rules: A Phonological Rule of Old English. Syllable Structure: Constraints on Consonant Clusters in English. Morphology/Phonologyn Interaction: Articles in English. Morphology/Phonologyn Interaction: A Negative Prefix in English. Exercises Based on Other Languages. Phonemes And Allophones: Spanish [\] and [r$]. Phonemes And Allophones: Spanish [s] and [z]. Phonemes And Allophones: Hindi and Japanese. Phonemes And Allophones: [t], [t5], and [θ] in Biblical Hebrew and Standard Arabic. Phonological Rules: Tokyo Japanese. Phonological Rules: Italian [s] and [z]. Phonological Rules: A Phonological Rule of Russian. Phonological Rules: Cuban Spanish and "R-Less" English. Phonological Rules: Mandarin Tone Change of p and «@. Phonological Rules: Voiceless Vowels in Japanese. Phonological Rules: Tones in Akan. Syllable Structure: Japanese versus English Syllable Structure. Syllable Structure: Mandarin Chinese. Stress: Icelandic, Swahili, Modern Greek, and Standard Arabic. Morphology/Phonology Interaction: Articles in French and Arabic. Morphology/Phonology Interaction: Malay/Indonesian Morphophonemics. Morphology/Phonology Interaction: A Derived Verb Stem in Arabic. Morphology/Phonology Interaction: Articles and Pronouns in Modern Greek (or "The Girl or the Sailor?"). Morphology/Phonology Interaction: The Definite Article in Welsh. Morphology/Phonology Interaction: Vowel Harmony in Turkish. 4. SYNTAX. Key Terms and Symbols. Exercises Based on English. Sentence Types: English Clauses. Constituency and Tree Diagrams: English Constituent Structure. Constituency and Tree Diagrams: English Sentence Trees. Constituency and Tree Diagrams: Structural Ambiguity in English. Grammatical Relations: English. Syntactic Operations: English Passives. Syntactic Operations: English Relative Clauses. Syntactic Operations: English Question Formation with Modals. Syntactic Operations: Constraints on Information Questions in English. Exercises Based on Other Languages. Constituency and Tree Diagrams: Spanish, Japanese, and English. Phrase Structure Rules: Articles, Demonstratives, and Possessives in English, Italian, and Greek. Syntactic Operations: French Interrogatives. Syntactic Operations: Chinese Noun Modifiers and Relative Clauses. Syntactic Operations: Case Marking and Relative Clauses in German. Word Order: Yiddish and Turkish. Word Order: Aspects of Klingon. 5. SEMANTICS. Key Terms and Symbols. Exercises Based on English. Types Of Meaning: Referential, Social, and Affective Meaning. Lexical Semantics: English Lexical Semantics. Lexical Semantics: True Synonymy and the Rarity Thereof. Lexical Semantics: English Metaphors 1. Lexical Semantics: English Metaphors 2. Function Words and Categories of Meaning: Deictic Expressions. Function Words and Categories of Meaning: Definiteness, Referentiality, and Specificity. Semantic Roles And Sentence Semantics: Semantic Roles in Headlines. Exercises Based on Other Languages. Lexical Semantics: Classifiers in Malay/Indonesian. Lexical Semantics: Adjective Classes in Persian. 6. PRAGMATICS. Key Terms and Symbols. Exercises Based on English. Categories of Information Structure: Old Information and New Information. Categories of Information Structure: Definiteness and Indefiniteness; Old and New Information. Pragmatic Categories And Syntax: Agentless Passives in English. Speech Acts: Categorizing Speech Acts in English. Speech Acts: Sentence Implication. The Cooperative Principle: The Gricean Maxims in American English. Violating the Cooperative Principle: Indirectness. Exercises Based on Other Languages. Pragmatic Categories and Syntax: Sentence-Final ba in Mandarin Chinese. Pragmatic Categories and Syntax: The sh . . . de Construction in Chinese. 7. REGISTER. Key Terms And Symbols. Exercises Based On English. How Registers Are Marked: Pronunciation of -ing in New York City. How Registers Are Marked: Lexical Domains and Informality. How Registers Are Marked: Slang. How Registers Are Marked: Recipe Register. How Registers Are Marked: The Syntax and Lexicon of Personal Ads. Comparing Registers: Natural versus Literary Conversation. Textual Dimensions In Register Variation: Involved versus Informational Registers. Exercises Based on other Languages. Comparing Registers: Formal and Colloquial Registers in Persian. 8. DIALECT. Key Terms And Symbols. Regional and Social Dialects: English Dialect Identification. Regional Dialects of American English: Isoglosses. Regional Dialects of American English: Dare 1. Regional Dialects of American English: Dare 2. Regional Dialects of American English: Vowel Shifts in North American English. Ethnic Varieties of American English: African American Vernacular English. Ethnic Varieties of American English: A Resolution on Ebonics. 9. WRITING. Key Terms and Symbols. Exercises Based on English. Functions of Speaking And Writing: English Notices. Systems of Speaking And Writing: Eighteenth-Century Written Versus Spoken English. Writing Systems: Indeterminacy and Ambiguity in English Spelling. Exercises Based on Other Languages. Writing Systems: Italian Spelling. Writing Systems: Modern Greek. Writing Systems: Modern Hebrew. Writing Systems: Persian. Writing Systems: Korean Hangul. Writing Systems: Japanese Hiragana. Writing Systems: Chinese Characters. Evolution Of Writing Systems: Malay/Indonesian. 10. HISTORICAL AND COMPARATIVE LINGUISTICS. Key Terms and Symbols. Exercises Based On English. Historical Development In English: A Text across Time. Historical Development In English: Lexical Change from Shakespeare to Modern English. Exercises Based On Other Languages. Language Comparison: Classification of Lexical Similarities. Phonological Change: Greek. Phonological Change: Persian. Phonological Change: Comparative Romance 1. Phonological Change: Comparative Romance 2. Phonological Change: Borrowed Items. Reconstruction: Proto-Semitic Consonants. Reconstruction: The Spiiktumi Family. Glossary. Appendixes. The Pinyin Transcription System for Mandarin Chinese. Transcription of Semitic Consonants. Language Index. Bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780838407950
Publisher:
Wadsworth Publishing
Subject:
General
Author:
Finegan, Edward
Author:
Frommer, Paul R.
Subject:
Linguistics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Publication Date:
December 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
10.86x8.58x.83 in. 1.95 lbs.

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