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Linguistics: The Basics
     

Linguistics: The Basics

by Anne E. Baker (Editor), Kees Hengeveld (Editor)
 

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Linguistics is a comprehensive crosslinguistic introduction to the study of language, and is ideal for students with no background in linguistics.

  • A comprehensive introduction to the study of language, set apart by its inclusion of cross-linguistic data from over 80 different spoken and signed languages
  • Explores how language works by

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Linguistics is a comprehensive crosslinguistic introduction to the study of language, and is ideal for students with no background in linguistics.

  • A comprehensive introduction to the study of language, set apart by its inclusion of cross-linguistic data from over 80 different spoken and signed languages
  • Explores how language works by examining discourse, sentence-structure, meaning, words, and sounds
  • Introduces psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic issues, including language acquisition, neurolinguistics, language variation, language change, language contact, and multilingualism
  • Written in a problem-oriented style to engage readers, and is ideal for those new to the subject
  • Incorporates numerous student-friendly features throughout, including extensive exercises, summaries, assignments, and suggestions for further reading
  • Based on the bestselling Dutch edition of this work, the English edition has been revised and expanded to offer an up-to-date and engaging survey of linguistics for students new to the field

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631230366
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/20/2012
Series:
Introducing Linguistics Series , #15
Pages:
468
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

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Linguistics. The Basics offers a brilliant classroom and self-study introduction to all aspects of the discipline, examining the structure of language, the processes of perception and production by individuals, and the social dynamics of the language community.” – Johan van der Auwera, University of Antwerp

Meet the Author

Anne E. Baker is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Amsterdam with a specialisation in psycholinguistics and sign linguistics. Her publications include Taal en taalwetenschap (ed. with René Appel, Kees Hengeveld, Folkert Kuiken, and Pieter Muysken, 2002) and Sign Language Acquisition (ed. with Bencie Woll, 2008).

Kees Hengeveld is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Amsterdam with a specialisation in linguistic typology and grammatical theory. His publications include Functional Discourse Grammar: A typologically-based theory of language structure (with J. Lachlan Mackenzie, 2008) and The Theory of Functional Grammar (with Simon C. Dik, 1997).

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