Teach Yourself Linguistics / Edition 1

Teach Yourself Linguistics / Edition 1

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by Jean Aitchison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071429824

ISBN-13: 9780071429825

Pub. Date: 01/26/2004

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Linguistics is a straightforward introduction if you are approaching this fascinating and fast-expanding field of study for the first time. It outlines the scope of linguistics, explaining basic concepts and essential terminology, with examples drawn mainly from English. It discusses sound patterning, syntax and meaning, in addition to the rapidly growing areas of

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Linguistics is a straightforward introduction if you are approaching this fascinating and fast-expanding field of study for the first time. It outlines the scope of linguistics, explaining basic concepts and essential terminology, with examples drawn mainly from English. It discusses sound patterning, syntax and meaning, in addition to the rapidly growing areas of pragmatics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics and stylistics. It also deals with language and linguistic typology and outlines Chomsky's ideas on grammar.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071429825
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
01/26/2004
Series:
Teach Yourself Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Part 1Starting out1
01What is linguistics?3
02What is language?12
03The study of language25
04Deciding where to begin34
Part 2The Inner circles41
05Sound patterns43
06Words and pieces of words55
07Sentence patterns68
08Meaning87
Part 3The outer rings101
09Using language103
10Language and society113
11Language and mind131
12Language and style147
Part 4Changes and comparisons157
13Language change159
14Comparing languages171
15Attitudes towards change184
Part 5Towards a universal grammar191
16Seeking a suitable framework193
17Trouble with transformations207
18Back to basics219
Epilogue230
Further reading231
List of symbols and main abbreviations243
Phonetics: the study of speech sounds244
Index253

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