Essential Introductory Linguistics / Edition 1

Essential Introductory Linguistics / Edition 1

by Grover Hudson, Hudson
     
 

This is a new kind of textbook for courses in introductory linguistics. It makes clear what is important or essential, and omits what is not. It is strictly selective, highly structured, focused, to-the-point, and informative. It presents material in a way that mirrors the structure of a typical semester of teaching and will meet both the needs of the busy student

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This is a new kind of textbook for courses in introductory linguistics. It makes clear what is important or essential, and omits what is not. It is strictly selective, highly structured, focused, to-the-point, and informative. It presents material in a way that mirrors the structure of a typical semester of teaching and will meet both the needs of the busy student who wants to get straight to the point and the instructor looking for a textbook which both identifies key material and integrates it with numerous exercises to engage the student in active learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631203049
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/19/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
554
Sales rank:
454,038
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
1Signs and Sign Systems1
2Phonetics20
3Phones and Phonemes42
4Morphemes57
5The Lexicon and Morphological Rules73
6Sentences and Syntax88
7Phrase Structure Rules104
8Child Language Learning120
9Explanations of Child Language Learning135
10Language and the Brain151
11Adult Language Learning167
12Animal Languages?184
13Phonological Rules203
14Phonological Features220
15Six Ways to Get New Words239
16Seven More Ways to Get New Words255
17Sentence Meaning272
18Sentence Form290
19Pragmatics: Inferring Meaning in Context312
20The Unity of Languages331
21The Basic History of Writing350
22The Ecology of Writing372
23Three Characteristics of Language Change392
24Eight Causes of Language Change411
25Language Families430
26Dialects and Other Sociolects452
27Register471
28The History of Linguistics490
References505
Index517

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