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Overview

This popular introductory linguistics text is unique in the way various themes are integrated throughout the book. One primary theme is the question, "How is a speaker's communicative intent recognized?" Rather than treat phonology, phonetics, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics as completely separate fields, the text shows how they interact in principled ways. Similarly, language variation and acquisition are informed by results in these fields. The text provides a sound introduction to linguistic methodology while also revealing why people are intrinsically interested in language--the ultimate puzzle of the human mind.

The fifth edition has been thoroughly revised. Revisions include, but are not limited to, the addition of "selected readings" sections, updated examples, new discussion on the creative nature of neologisms, and the use of IPA as the primary transcription system throughout. This edition also includes an account of the patterns of occurrence of reduced vowels in English. An understanding of these patterns enables the reader to write a phonemic transcription of any English word.

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The first part deals with the structural and interpretive parts of language: morphology, phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, variation, and change. The second part is cognitively oriented and includes chapters on pragmatics, psychology of language, language acquisition, and language and the brain. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262011853
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2001
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 618
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

The late Adrian Akmajian was Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona.

Richard A. Demers is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Linguistics at the University of
Arizona.

Ann K. Farmer is an Information Engineer at Google.

The late Robert M. Harnish was Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Linguistics at the
University of Arizona.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Note to the Teacher
Ch. 1 What Is Linguistics? 5
Ch. 2 Morphology: The Study of the Structure of Words 11
Ch. 3 Phonetics and Phonemic Transcription 65
Ch. 4 Phonology: The Study of Sound Structure 109
Ch. 5 Syntax: The Study of Sentence Structure 149
Ch. 6 Semantics: The Study of Linguistic Meaning 227
Ch. 7 Language Variation 275
Ch. 8 Language Change 315
Ch. 9 Pragmatics: The Study of Language Use and Communication 361
Ch. 10 Psychology of Language: Speech Production and Comprehension 417
Ch. 11 Language Acquisition in Children 477
Ch. 12 Language and the Brain 527
App The Written Representation of Language 561
Glossary 571
Index 591
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