Linguistics for Everyone: An Introduction / Edition 2

Linguistics for Everyone: An Introduction / Edition 2

by Kristin Denham, Anne Lobeck
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1111344388

ISBN-13: 9781111344382

Pub. Date: 01/01/2012

Publisher: Cengage Learning

LINGUISTICS FOR EVERYONE: AN INTRODUCTION, Second Edition, connects the study of linguistics to the language you use every day. The text is very user-friendly: casual writing style, logical presentation of material, balance of theoretical and practical, entertaining information, and lots of ideas and activities to put what you learn to use right away. The

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LINGUISTICS FOR EVERYONE: AN INTRODUCTION, Second Edition, connects the study of linguistics to the language you use every day. The text is very user-friendly: casual writing style, logical presentation of material, balance of theoretical and practical, entertaining information, and lots of ideas and activities to put what you learn to use right away. The first chapter gives you the basics such as how to define language, new ways to look at grammar, your innate knowledge about language. Later chapters address core linguistics areas in depth (phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics). Many innovative and varied activities help you review and practice the content and apply the knowledge immediately. Special features throughout the book demystify common curiosities about how language works.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781111344382
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
285,537
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. What Is Language and How Do We Study It? 2. The Human Capacity for Language. 3. Phonetics: Describing Sounds. 4. Phonology: The Sound Patterns of Language. 5. Morphology: Words and Their Parts. 6. Morphological Typology and Word Formation. 7. Syntax: Heads and Phrases. 8. Syntax: Phrase Structure and Syntactic Rules. 9. Semantics: Making Meaning with Words. 10. Semantics and Pragmatics: Making Meaning with Sentences. 11. The Early Story of English. 12. English Goes Global. 13. Representing Language: The Written Word. 14. The Life Cycle of Language.

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