This resource book will introduce college students from other disciplines to the world of linguistics via the real world applications of the field. Students will engage with all the traditional areas of linguistics in an inductive, illustrative, and interactive way.

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Language in the Real World: A Resource Book

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This resource book will introduce college students from other disciplines to the world of linguistics via the real world applications of the field. Students will engage with all the traditional areas of linguistics in an inductive, illustrative, and interactive way.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203839812
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/13/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 392
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Susan J. Behrens is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Marymount Manhattan College, New York City, USA.

Judith A. Parker is Professor of English and Linguistics at the University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Language, Education and Cultural Change 1. Language Variation: Students and teachers reflect on accents and dialects, Susan J. Behrens and Rebecca L. Sperling 2. Speech Communities: Language as a mediator of messages and perceptions, Miriam Eisenstein Ebsworth 3. Teaching Pronunciation: Using phonology in the ESL and foreign language classroom, Joanna Labov Part II: Literature, Translation and Computers 4. Lexicography: What dictionaries reveal about language and lexicographers, Paul Fallon 5. Text Translation: Approaching otherness, Mary Boldt and Esperanza Roncero 6. Machine Translation: The challenge of ambiguity, Nan Decker 7. Transgressive Language: The 'n- word' and the 'f- word' in popular
culture and all that Jazz, Carmen Gillespie Part III: Language, Power, and Identity 8. Language, Power, and Sexual Assault: Women's voices on rape and social change, Judith A. Parker and Deborah Mahlstedt 9. Gender, Language and Power: Surname or sirname? Diana Boxer 10. The Possibility of Linguistics as a Forensic Science: The case of author identification, Carole E. Chaski Part IV: Forms of Language and Communication 11. First Language Acquisition: Developing native linguistic competence, Janine Graziano-King and Helen Cairns 12. ASL: A visual language, Miako Villanueva, Deanna Twain, and Laura Wood 13. Animal Communication: The "language" of honey bees, Wyatt Mangum Part V: Language and Communication Science 14. Communication Disorders: A personal perspective, Ann Jablon 15. Analyzing narratives: An example of cross cultural research methods, Cecile Stein 16. Neurolinguistics and Psycholinguistics: Contributions to healthy aging and dementia, Yael Neumann, Linda Carozza, and Anastasia Georgiou 17. Autism and Language: The two worlds underlying verbal communication, Marion Blank and Mary Beth Cull

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