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An Introduction to Language

An Introduction to Language Book
Author : Victoria Fromkin,Robert Rodman,Nina Hyams
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2013-01-01
ISBN : 1133310680
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, AN INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE, Tenth Edition, is appropriate for a variety of fields--including education, languages, psychology, cognitive science, anthropology, English, and teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)--at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. This completely updated edition retains the clear descriptions, humor, and seamless pedagogy that have made the book a perennial best-seller, while adding new information and exercises that render each topic fresh, engaging, and current. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

An Introduction to Language

An Introduction to Language Book
Author : Victoria Fromkin,Robert Rodman,Nina Hyams
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2010-01-01
ISBN : 1428263926
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Whether you are studying education, languages, psychology, anthropology, English, or teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), AN INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE, Ninth Edition, offers the information you need in a clear and descriptive manner that assumes no prior knowledge of linguistics. This edition retains the same blend of humor and up-to-date information that have made the text a perennial best-seller, while adding new research and exercises that render each topic fresh, engaging, and current. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

An Introduction to Language

An Introduction to Language Book
Author : Victoria Fromkin,Robert Rodman,Nina Hyams,Mengistu Amberber,Felicity Cox,Rosalind Thornton
Publisher : Cengage AU
Release : 2017
ISBN : 0170386805
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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. Popular features have been retained for this ninth edition including learning objectives and margin definitions in each chapter, along with summary tables inside the covers, assisting readers to learn core concepts and terminology. To supplement student learning, An Introduction to Language continues to offer the strongest resources package in the market, giving students access to CourseMate Express with interactive audio phonemes, as well as offering a new Test Bank for instructors.

An Introduction to Language

An Introduction to Language Book
Author : Kirk Hazen
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-08-25
ISBN : 0470658959
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An Introduction to Language offers an engaging guide to the nature of language, focusing on how language works – its sounds, words, structures, and phrases – all investigated through wide-ranging examples from Old English to contemporary pop culture. Explores the idea of a scientific approach to language, inviting students to consider what qualities of language comprise everyday skills for us, be they sounds, words, phrases, or conversation Helps shape our understanding of what language is, how it works, and why it is both elegantly complex and essential to who we are Includes exercises within each chapter to help readers explore key concepts and directly observe the patterns that are part of all human language Examines linguistic variation and change to illustrate social nuances and language-in-use, drawing primarily on examples from English Avoids linguistic jargon, focusing instead on a broader and more general approach to the study of language, and making it ideal for those coming to the subject for the first time Supported by additional web resources – available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/hazen/introlanguage – including student study aids and testbank and notes for instructors

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics Book
Author : Ralph W. Fasold,Jeffrey Connor-Linton
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2006-03-09
ISBN : 0521847680
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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

An Introduction to the Study of Language

An Introduction to the Study of Language Book
Author : Leonard Bloomfield
Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
Release : 1983
ISBN : 9027218919
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics Book
Author : Ralph W. Fasold,Jeff Connor-Linton
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2014-09-04
ISBN : 1107070643
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A clear and up-to-date introduction to linguistics. This best-selling textbook addresses the full scope of language, from the traditional subjects of structural linguistics (relating to sound, form, meaning and language change) to the more specialised subjects of contextual linguistics (including discourse, dialect variation, language and culture, and the politics of language). There are also separate chapters on language and the brain, computational linguistics, writing, and first and second language learning. Extensively classroom-tested, this second edition has been revised to further support student learning, with numerous new examples, exercises and textboxes to model and contextualise key concepts. Updated throughout to incorporate contemporary issues and events, it includes worked examples of phonological analyses and multiple examples of a variety of World Englishes. A rich collection of online resources completes the learning package.

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics Book
Author : Christopher J. Hall
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2005-01-01
ISBN : 9780826487339
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'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

Language Book
Author : Edward Sapir
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2004-09-10
ISBN : 0486437442
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

An expert, accessible study, this book asks and answers fundamental questions about how language works, its regional variations, and its cultural and historical roles. The author relates linguistic issues to a broad spectrum of other areas, including the part played by language in the nature of thought and in artistic expression. No finer introduction to the subject exists, and this work's direct style and thought-provoking topics extend its appeal beyond the classroom.

Student Workbook for an Introduction to Language

Student Workbook for an Introduction to Language Book
Author : Victoria Fromkin,Robert Rodman,Nina Hyams,Kirsten M. Hummel
Publisher :
Release : 2009-11-30
ISBN : 9780176474256
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The perfect way to prepare for exams and get the grade you want! Easy access to describe: (ex: key learning objectives for each chapter, outlines of key sections, self-test questions, and sets of problems similar to those in the text and the Test Bank, but with fully worked-out solutions.

Linguistics

Linguistics Book
Author : Adrian Akmajian,Ann K. Farmer,Lee Bickmore,Richard A. Demers,Robert M. Harnish
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2017-06-09
ISBN : 026253326X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.

An Introduction to Language Policy

An Introduction to Language Policy Book
Author : Thomas Ricento
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2009-02-04
ISBN : 1405144629
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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

Linguistics

Linguistics Book
Author : Adrian Akmajian,Richard A. Demer,Ann K. Farmer,Robert M. Harnish
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780262511230
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Linguistics: an introduction to language and communication.

An Introduction to Linguistics and Language Studies

An Introduction to Linguistics and Language Studies Book
Author : Anne McCabe
Publisher : Equinox Textbooks and Surveys
Release : 2017
ISBN : 9781781794326
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This introductory textbook provides readers with a foundation in methods for analysing and understanding language from various theoretical perspectives within linguistics and language studies. Its novel approach introduces systemic functional linguistics, text and discourse analysis, and formal approaches to linguistics. It demonstrates applications of these approaches to reveal how we use language in society, how our brains process language, and how we learn language. Topics include phonetics, phonology, conversation analysis, morphology, semantics, functional and formal syntax, text linguistics, genre analysis, evaluative lexis in text, multimodal representations of meaning, language change and variation, animals and language, the brain and language, and first and second language development/acquisition. The main language focused on is English, while other languages are also drawn on to illustrate the principles, models and theories. Learning outcomes, exercises (with answer key), ideas for project work, and questions for reflection are provided throughout. A final chapter gathers explanations of various fields of practice within linguistics, written by linguists from around the world, including David Crystal (Clinical Linguistics), Frances Christie (Educational Linguistics), and Malcolm Coulthard (Forensic Linguistics). An Introduction to Linguistics and Language Studies offers an array of analytical tools for undergraduate students of language, communication, and education, and provides an overview of the field for those interested in further study in linguistics and applied language studies. Readers will come away with a heightened sensitivity to and appreciation of their own and other's use of language for creating meaning and for interaction.

An Introduction to Language and Society

An Introduction to Language and Society Book
Author : Martin Montgomery
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2008-03-07
ISBN : 1134908350
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

An Introduction to Language and Society explores how our ways of seeing and engaging with the world may be shaped by the categories, systems and patterns of language. This second edition includes new material on gender, register, the speech community, language and subcultures, and language and representation.

Language in the Real World

Language in the Real World Book
Author : Susan J. Behrens,Judith A. Parker
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2010-05-13
ISBN : 1136887253
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Language in the Real World challenges traditional approaches to linguistics to provide an innovative introduction to the subject. By first examining the real world applications of core areas of linguistics and then addressing the theory behind these applications, this text offers an inductive, illustrative, and interactive overview for students. Key areas covered include animal communication, phonology, language variation, gender and power, lexicography, translation, forensic linguistics, language acquisition, ASL, and language disorders. Each chapter, written by an expert in the field, is introduced by boxed notes listing the key points covered and features an author’s note to readers that situates the chapter in its real world context. Activities and pointers for further study and reading are also integrated into the chapters and an end of text glossary is provided to aid study. Professors and students will benefit from the interactive Companion Website that includes a student section featuring comments and hints on the chapter exercises within the book, a series of flash cards to test knowledge and further reading and links to key resources. Material for professors includes essay and multiple choice questions based on each chapter and additional general discussion topics. Language in the Real World shows that linguistics can be appreciated, studied, and enjoyed by actively engaging real world applications of linguistic knowledge and principles and will be essential reading for students with an interest in language. Visit the Companion Website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/languagerealworld

An Introduction to Language

An Introduction to Language Book
Author : 彭宣维
Publisher : 清华大学出版社有限公司
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9787302061908
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

封面责任者题:彭宣维编著

Sociolinguistics

Sociolinguistics Book
Author : Peter Trudgill
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2000-08-03
ISBN : 0141926309
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This is a classic book on a fascinating subject. Peter Trudgill examines the close link between language and society and the many factors that influence the way we speak. These range from gender, environment, age, race, class, region and politics. Trudgill's book surveys languages and societies from all over the world drawing on examples from Afrikaans to Yiddish. He has added a fascinating chapter on the development of a language as a result of a non-native speaker's use of it. Compelling and authoritative, this new edition of a bestselling book is set to redraw the boundaries of the study of sociolinguistics.

The Sounds of Language

The Sounds of Language Book
Author : Henry Rogers
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-05-12
ISBN : 1317877764
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Phonetics is the scientific study of sounds used in language- how the sounds are produced, how they are transferred from the speaker to the hearer and how they are heard and perceived. The Sounds of Language provides an accessible, general introduction to phonetics with a special emphasis on English. Focusing on the phonetics of English, the first section allows students to get an overall view of the subject. Two standard accents of English are presented- RP (Received Pronunciation), the standard accent of England, and GA (General American), the standard accent throughout much of North America. The discussion is arranged so that students can read only the RP or GA portions, if desired. Sixteen additional accents of English spoken around the world are also covered to provide students with wider international coverage. The author then moves on to introduce acoustics phonetics in an accessible manner for those without a science background. The last section of the book provides a detailed discussion of all aspects of speech with extensive examples from languages around the world. Containing student-friendly features such as extensive exercises for practising the sounds covered in each chapter; a glossary of technical terms; instructions on how to write phonetic symbols; the latest International Phonetic Alphabet chart and a detailed list of English consonantal variants, The Sounds of Language provides an excellent introduction to phonetics to students of linguistics and speech pathology and students of English as a second language.