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Overview

Presupposing no prior knowledge of linguistics,The Handbook of Linguistics is the ideal resource for people who want to learn about the subject and its subdisciplines.

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"Linguistics has long been in need of a collection that summarizesthe nature of the field and its various aspects - something at onceaccessible enough to recommend to non-linguists and substantiveenough to give real answers to their questions. Aronoff andRees-Miller have given us just that, and a number of the surveysthey have included will be informative even for specialists. Thisbook should do a major service for the relations between linguistsand their colleagues, and among various flavors of linguist aswell." Stephen R. Anderson, Yale University

"The Blackwell Handbook is a considerableachievement. It addresses general readers, students of linguisticsand specialists in linguistic sub-disciplines. It shows both thefluidity of the subject ... and also the large and growing areas ofcommon interest and importance. Students of literature, psychologyand philosophy could read many of these chapters with great profit,and it is to be hoped that there will be frequent updatings andfurther editions as research and understanding advance."Jonathan Katz, Times Literary Supplement

"How do Aronoff and Rees-Miller approach the task ofenlightenment (or perhaps even proselytization)? Successfully, inmy opinion, through a judicious combination of reports ontheoretical and applied domains, of items of general and morespecialized interest, of traditional and newly-relevant sub-areas,and through a selection of highly competent experts with excellentcomunicative skills... If given the broad exposure it deserves,this volume will clearly satisfy its announced goal of permittingthe insertion of linguistics topics into educated public discourse.As a result, the editors and authors are to be congratulated forextending this service to the discipline and to the public ingeneral." Canadian Journal of Linguistics

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631204978
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 840
  • Product dimensions: 7.06 (w) x 10.13 (h) x 2.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Aronoff is Professor of Linguistics and AssociateProvost at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He isthe author of several books and numerous technical articles onlinguistic morphology. Since 1995, he has served as Editor ofLanguage, the journal of the Linguistic Society of America.

Janie Rees-Miller is Chair of the Modern LanguagesDepartment and Director of the English as a Second Language Programat Marietta College, Ohio. She has taught English as a second orforeign language for twenty years in the Middle East, England, andthe United States. Her research interests include appliedlinguistics, second language acquisition and pedagogy, and languagecontact between Native American languages and English.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors ix
Preface xiii
1 Origins of Language 1
2 Languages of the World 19
3 Writing Systems 43
4 The History of Linguistics 81
5 Historical Linguistics 105
6 Field Linguistics 130
7 Linguistic Phonetics 150
8 Phonology 180
9 Morphology 213
10 The Lexicon 238
11 Syntax 265
12 Generative Grammar 295
13 Functional Linguistics 319
14 Typology 337
15 An Introduction to Formal Semantics 369
16 Pragmatics: Language and Communication 394
17 Discourse Analysis 428
18 Linguistics and Literature 446
19 First Language Acquisition 466
20 Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition: One Person with Two Languages 488
21 Multilingualism 512
22 Natural Sign Languages 533
23 Sociolinguistics 563
24 Neurolinguistics 582
25 Computational Linguistics 608
26 Applied Linguistics 637
27 Educational Linguistics 647
28 Linguistics and Reading 664
29 Clinical Linguistics 673
30 Forensic Linguistics 683
31 Translation 692
32 Language Planning 704
Bibliography 714
Index 774
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    A good introduction to the subject

    Being a budding linguist myself when I bought it, I found the information contained within useful, and even now that I've had some courses in the discipline I still get a lot of useful information from it.

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