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Concise Introduction To Linguistics (2ND 08 - Old Edition)

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Concise Introduction to Linguistics, A, 2/e

 

Bruce M. Rowe and Diane P. Levine (Both of Los Angeles Pierce College)

 

 

This student-friendly and well-balanced overview of the field of introductory linguistics pays special attention to linguistic anthropology, reveals the main contributions of linguistics to the study of human communication, and explores how issues of culture are relevant to the field

 

Its workbook format contains well-constructed exercises in every chapter that allow students to test their understanding of key concepts.

 

Highlights of This New Edition:

  • Expanded discussion of grammaticality and grammaticality judgments (Chapter 5). The discussion focuses on the subconscious knowledge of the fluent speakers of a language to determine whether or not an utterance is grammatical (well-formed) or ungrammatical (ill-formed).
  • Expanded and updated discussion of lexical categories (Chapters 4 and 5). Included is a discussion of the traditional parts of speech and the lexical categories used by contemporary linguistics.
  • More information about the process of language acquisition after four years of age (Chapter 8). The discussion of first-language acquisition has been expanded to include information on older children.
  • A new section on the question of whether or not English should be the official language of the United States (Chapter 7).
  • Clear description of the differences between the IPA and the APA (Chapter 2).
  • New boxed materials include: 

Miscommunication Based on Cultural Differences (Chapter 1) introduces the concept of culture shock and ethnocentrism.

 

Etic and Emic (Chapter 3)

 

The Acquisition of Syntax in Children Five to Ten Years Old (Chapter 8)

 

 

Synopsis:

This student-friendly and well-balanced overview of the field of introductory linguistics pays special attention to linguistic anthropology and reveals the main contributions of linguistics to the study of human communication and how issues of culture are relevant.

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Its workbook format contains well-constructed exercises in every chapter that& nbsp; allow students to practice& nbsp; key concepts.

Synopsis:

This student-friendly and well-balanced overview of the field of introductory linguistics pays special attention to linguistic anthropology and reveals the main contributions of linguistics to the study of human communication and how issues of culture are relevant. Its workbook format contains well-constructed exercises in every chapter that allow students to practice key concepts.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1  The Nature of Communication    

The Nature of Communication    

Nonhuman and Human Communication Compared    

Chimpanzees and Gorillas in Controlled Environments    

Skepticism over Ape Language Studies    

Summary    

Suggested Reading    

Suggested Websites    

Review of Terms and Concepts    

End of Chapter Questions    

 

Chapter 2   The Phonological Component: Phonetics    

Articulatory Phonetics    

Consonants and Vowels    

Syllables and Syllabic Consonants    

Suprasegmentals    

Connected Speech    

Summary    

Suggested Reading    

Suggested Websites    

Review of Terms and Concepts    

End of Chapter Exercises 

   

Chapter 3   The Phonological Component: Phonology    

The Phoneme and the Concept of Significant Differences in Sounds    

Distinctive Feature Analysis    

Phonological Processes    

The Continuous and Complex Nature of Speech, Revised    

Summary    

Suggested Reading    

Suggested Websites    

Review of Terms and Concepts    

End of Chapter Exercises

    

Chapter 4   The Morphological Component    

The Morpheme    

Morphological Typology    

How New Words Are Formed    

Lexical Categories    

Summary    

Suggested Reading    

Suggested Websites    

Review of Terms and Concepts    

End of Chapter Exercises 

   

Chapter 5   Syntax

Syntactic Construction    

Grammaticality Judgments and Ambiguity

The Constituent Structure of Sentences    

Phrase Structure Rules    

Transformational Rules    

Optional and Obligatory Transformations    

Summary    

Suggested Reading    

Suggested Websites    

Review of Terms and Concepts   

 

Chapter 6   Semantics and Pragmatics    

The Meaning of Words: Lexical Semantics    

The -Nyms    

Other Kinds of Meaning: Structural Semantics    

Pragmatics    

Summary    

Suggested Reading    

Suggested Websites    

Review of Terms and Concepts    

Fieldwork Project    

 

Chapter 7   Semantics and Linguistic Anthropology    

Regional Dialects    

African American English    

Hispanic English    

Contact Languages: Pidgins and Creoles    

Situational Dialects or Registers    

Gender and Language    

Linguistic Anthropology    

Language and Nationalism    

Summary    

Suggested Reading    

Suggested Websites    

Review of Terms and Concepts 

   

Chapter 8   Language Acquisition    

Language and the Brain    

Ideas about Language Acquisition    

How Do Children Acquire the Components of Language?    

Language Socialization: Three Examples    

The Acquisition of Sign Language    

Bilingualism    

Summary    

Suggested Reading    

Suggested Websites    

Review of Terms and Concepts    

 

Chapter 9   Sign Language    

The Nature of Sign Language    

What Is ASL?    

Nicaraguan Sign

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205572380
Author:
Rowe, Bruce M.
Publisher:
Prentice Hal l
Author:
Rowe, Bruce M.
Author:
Levine, Diane P.
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
MyAnthroKit Series
Publication Date:
February 2008
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
The Birth of a New Language&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Social Dimensions of Sign Language&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Summary&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Suggested Reading&nbsp;&nb
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
10.84x8.55x.87 in. 2.13 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by ,

This student-friendly and well-balanced overview of the field of introductory linguistics pays special attention to linguistic anthropology and reveals the main contributions of linguistics to the study of human communication and how issues of culture are relevant.

& nbsp;

Its workbook format contains well-constructed exercises in every chapter that& nbsp; allow students to practice& nbsp; key concepts.

"Synopsis" by ,

This student-friendly and well-balanced overview of the field of introductory linguistics pays special attention to linguistic anthropology and reveals the main contributions of linguistics to the study of human communication and how issues of culture are relevant. Its workbook format contains well-constructed exercises in every chapter that allow students to practice key concepts.

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