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This accessible textbook is the only introduction to linguistics in which each chapter is written by an expert who teaches courses on that topic, ensuring balanced and uniformly excellent coverage of the full range of modern linguistics. Assuming no prior knowledge the text offers a clear introduction to the traditional topics of structural linguistics (theories of sound, form, meaning, and language change), and in addition provides full coverage of contextual linguistics, including separate chapters on discourse, dialect variation, language and culture, and the politics of language. There are also up-to-date separate chapters on language and the brain, computational linguistics, writing, child language acquisition, and second-language learning. The breadth of the textbook makes it ideal for introductory courses on language and linguistics offered by departments of English, sociology, anthropology, and communications, as well as by linguistics departments.

Synopsis:

This accessible textbook offers balanced and uniformly excellent coverage of modern linguistics.

Synopsis:

This accessible textbook is the only introduction to linguistics in which each chapter is written by an expert who teaches courses on that topic, ensuring balanced and uniformly excellent coverage of the full range of modern linguistics.

About the Author

Ralph Fasold is Professor Emeritus and past Chair of the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University.Jeff Connor-Linton is an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University.

Table of Contents

Introduction Ralph W. Fasold and Jeff Connor-Linton; 1. The sounds of language Elizabeth Zsiga; 2. Words and their parts Donna Lardiere; 3. The structure of sentences David Lightfoot and Ralph Fasold; 4. Meaning Paul Portner; 5. Discourse Deborah Schiffrin; 6. Child language acquisition Kendall A. King; 7. Language and the brain Michael Ullman; 8. Language change Shaligram Shukla and Jeff Connor-Linton; 9. Dialect variation Natalie Schilling-Estes; 10. Language and culture Deborah Tannen; 11. The politics of language Ralph W. Fasold; 12. Writing Jeff Connor-Linton; 13. Second language acquisition Alison Mackey; 14. Computational linguistics Inderjeet Mani.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521612357
Author:
Fasold, Ralph W
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Fasold, Ralph W.
Author:
Connor-Linton, Jeff
Author:
Connor-Linton, Jeffrey
Author:
Connor-Linton, Jeffrey
Author:
Connor-Linton, Jeff
Author:
Fasold, Ralph
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Language and languages
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 b/w illus. 12 tables 106 exercises
Pages:
556
Dimensions:
9.96x7.06x1.18 in. 2.58 lbs.

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Reference » Words Phrases and Language

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