An Introduction to Language

An Introduction to Language
Author: Victoria Fromkin,Robert Rodman,Nina M. Hyams
Pages: 586
ISBN: 1413017738
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: Heinle
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

AN INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE is ideal for use at all levels and in many different areas of instruction, including education, languages, psychology, anthropology, English, teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), and linguistics. All chapters in this best-seller have been revised to reflect recent discoveries and new understanding of linguistics and languages.

An Introduction to Language

An Introduction to Language
Author: Victoria Fromkin,Robert Rodman
Pages: 474
ISBN: 0030065321
Available:
Release: 1988
Editor: Holt McDougal
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Includes bibliographies and index.

An Introduction to Language

An Introduction to Language
Author: Victoria Fromkin
Pages: 555
ISBN: 0729532054
Available:
Release: 1996-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Third Australian edition of Fromkin and Rodman's US text modified and extended for interdisciplinary Australian use. Topics include the nature of language, grammatical, social and biological aspects, language in the computer age, and Aboriginal English, pidgins and creoles. Each chapter includes a summary, exercises, references and further reading. With glossary and index. Blair is head of the school of English, linguistics and media at Macquarie University, and Collins teaches English at the University of New South Wales.

An Introduction to Language

An Introduction to Language
Author: Victoria Fromkin,Robert Rodman,Nina Hyams,Mengistu Amberber,Felicity Cox,Rosalind Thornton
Pages: 610
ISBN: 9780170386807
Available:
Release: 2017
Editor: Cengage AU
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Author: Kirk Hazen
Pages: 456
ISBN: 9781118559956
Available:
Release: 2014-06-24
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An Introduction to Language offers an engaging guide tothe nature of language, focusing on how language works – itssounds, words, structures, and phrases – all investigatedthrough wide-ranging examples from Old English to contemporary popculture. Explores the idea of a scientific approach to language,inviting students to consider what qualities of language compriseeveryday skills for us, be they sounds, words, phrases, orconversation Helps shape our understanding of what language is, howit works, and why it is both elegantly complex and essentialto who we are Includes exercises within each chapter to help readers explorekey concepts and directly observe the patterns that are part of allhuman language Examines linguistic variation and change to illustrate socialnuances and language-in-use, drawing primarily on examples fromEnglish Avoids linguistic jargon, focusing instead on a broader andmore general approach to the study of language, and making it idealfor those coming to the subject for the first time Supported by additional web resources – available uponpublication at ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/hazen/introlanguage"www.wiley.com/go/hazen/introlanguage/a– including student study aids and testbank and notes forinstructors

An Introduction to the Study of Language

An Introduction to the Study of Language
Author: Leonard Bloomfield
Pages: 355
ISBN: UOM:39015065773965
Available:
Release: 1914
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics
Author: Ralph Fasold,Jeffrey Connor-Linton
Pages: 556
ISBN: 9781107717664
Available:
Release: 2006-03-06
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

An Introduction to Language

An Introduction to Language
Author: Victoria Fromkin,Robert Rodman,Nina M. Hyams
Pages: 619
ISBN: 1439082391
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Linguistics

Linguistics
Author: Bruce Hayes,Susan Curtiss,Anna Szabolcsi,Tim Stowell,Edward Stabler,Dominique Sportiche,Hilda Koopman,Patricia Keating,Pamela Munro,Nina Hyams,Donca Steriade
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781118670910
Available:
Release: 2013-04-19
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Linguistics: An Introduction to Linguistic Theory is a textbook, written for introductory courses in linguistic theory for undergraduate linguistics majors and first-year graduate students, by twelve major figures in the field, each bringing their expertise to one of the core areas of the field - morphology, syntax, semantics, phonetics, phonology, and language acquisition. In each section the book is concerned with discussing the underlying principles common to all languages, showing how these are revealed in language acquisition and in the specific grammars of the world's languages.

An Introduction to Grammar for Language Learners

An Introduction to Grammar for Language Learners
Author: Don Ringe
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9781108425155
Available:
Release: 2018-08-23
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explains universal concepts of language structure to help students preparing to study a foreign language.

An Introduction to Language and Society

An Introduction to Language and Society
Author: Martin Montgomery
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781136010309
Available:
Release: 2013-04-15
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this third edition of the bestselling classic textbook, Martin Montgomery explores the key connections between language and social life. Guiding the student through discussions on child language, accent and dialect, social class and gender, as well as a number of other topics, Montgomery provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the function of language in modern society. This third edition includes: new sections on dialect levelling and estuary English; hip-hop and rapping as anti-language and ‘crossing’ between Creole, Panjabi and South Asian English new material on the Gulf War and the 'War on Terror' discussions on language in internet usage and new technologies updated examples and references. With detailed suggestions for further reading and practical work for each chapter, An Introduction to Language and Society is the ideal resource for students and teachers of Communication Studies and Language Studies.

Language Files

Language Files
Author: Department Of Linguistics
Pages: 742
ISBN: 0814252702
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Language Files: Materials for an Introduction to Language and Linguistics has become one of the most widely adopted, consulted, and authoritative introductory textbooks to linguistics ever written. The scope of the text makes it suitable for use in a wide range of courses, while its unique organization into student-friendly, self-contained sections allows for tremendous flexibility in course design. The twelfth edition has been significantly revised, clarified, and updated throughout--with particular attention to the chapters on phonetics, phonology, pragmatics, and especially psycholinguistics. The restructured chapter on psycholinguistics makes use of recent research on language in the brain and includes expanded coverage of language processing disorders, introducing students to current models of speech perception and production and cutting-edge research techniques. In addition, exercises have been updated, and icons have been added to the text margins throughout the book, pointing instructors and students to useful and engaging audio files, videos, and other online resources on the accompanying Language Files website, which has also been significantly expanded.

Linguistics

Linguistics
Author: Adrian Akmajian,Ann K. Farmer,Lee Bickmore,Richard A. Demers,Robert M. Harnish
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9780262533263
Available:
Release: 2017-06-09
Editor: MIT Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 and Linguistics

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics
Author: Ralph W. Fasold,Jeff Connor-Linton
Pages: 565
ISBN: 1107637996
Available:
Release: 2014-09-04
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Language Acquisition and the Theory of Parameters

Language Acquisition and the Theory of Parameters
Author: Nina Hyams
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9789400946385
Available:
Release: 2012-12-06
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is perhaps the most stunning available demonstration of the explanatory power of the parametric approach to linguistic theory. It is akin, not to a deductive proof, but to the discovery of a footprint in a far-off place which leaves an archeologist elated. The book is full of intricate reasoning, but the stunning aspect is that the reasoning moves between not only complex syntax and diverse languages, but it makes predictions about what two-year-old children will assume about the jumble of linguistic input that confronts them. Those predictions, Hyams shows, are supported by a discriminating analysis of acquisition data in English and Italian. Let us examine the linguistic context for a moment before we discuss her theory. The ultimate issue in linguistic theory is the explanation of how a child can acquire any human language. To capture this fact we must posit an innate mechanism which meets two opposite constraints: it must be broad enough to account for the diversity of human language, and narrow enough so that the child does not make irrelevant hypotheses about his own language, particularly ones from which there is no recovery. That is, a child must not posit a grammar which permits all of the sentences of a language as well as other sentences which are not in the language. In a word, the child must not create a language in which one cannot make adult discriminations between grammatical and ungrammatical.

For the Love of Language

For the Love of Language
Author: Kate Burridge,Tonya N. Stebbins
Pages: 680
ISBN: 9781108701013
Available:
Release: 2019-11-12
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For the Love of Language: An Introduction to Linguistics is an engaging introduction to human language and the role of linguistics in understanding its fundamental design, acquisition and functions. Replete with case studies and examples from Australia, New Zealand and around the world, this text offers a thorough introduction to core topics, including the structure and meaning of words, the systems that organise language, strategies for learning about language, the evolution of language and the function of language as a complex social resource. The second edition includes extensive new content across the entire text, including the areas of orthography, syntax, corpus linguistics, language acquisition and multilingualism. Each topic is accompanied by a wide array of pedagogical resources designed to consolidate student understanding, including examples and exercises. Each chapter ends with a research project, providing readers with an opportunity to build on fundamental skills and engage more thoroughly with each topic.

How Languages Work

How Languages Work
Author: Carol Genetti
Pages: 675
ISBN: 9781108470148
Available:
Release: 2018-11-08
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fully revised introduction to language in use, containing in-depth language profiles, case studies, and online multimedia resources.

An Introduction to the Nature and Functions of Language

An Introduction to the Nature and Functions of Language
Author: Howard Jackson,Peter Stockwell
Pages: 231
ISBN: 9781441121516
Available:
Release: 2011-01-27
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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Sociolinguistics

Sociolinguistics
Author: Peter Trudgill
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780141926308
Available:
Release: 2000-08-03
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics
Author: Christopher J. Hall
Pages: 344
ISBN: 0826487335
Available:
Release: 2005-01-01
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'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.