Essential Introductory Linguistics

Essential Introductory Linguistics
Author: Grover Hudson
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780631222842
ISBN 13: 0631222847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Introductory Linguistics Book Review:

This is a new kind of textbook for courses in introductory linguistics. It makes clear what is important or essential, and omits what is not. It is strictly selective, highly structured, focused, to-the-point and informative. It presents material in a way that mirrors the structure of a typical semester of teaching, and integrates many exercises into the text.In doing this it meets the need of the busy student who wants the text book to get straight to the point; and it suits the instructor looking for a textbook which not only identifies key material, but integrates it with numerous exercises, engaging the student in active learning.The book organises, develops, integrates, and practices topics more thoroughly than other textbooks. Chapters are short, each corresponding, generally, to two typical class periods. They are organised in a very clear way, with numbered and labelled sections. They present information in lists and provide generous illustrative material. Each chapter concludes with an outline, a list of new concepts and terms, and with a set of short, often objective, exercises. Thus the book will serve both as a study guide and as a textbook for beginning students.Essential Introductory Linguistics is supported by an instructor's manual.

Essential Introductory Linguistics

Essential Introductory Linguistics
Author: Grover Hudson
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 533
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780631203032
ISBN 13: 0631203036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Introductory Linguistics Book Review:

This is a new kind of textbook for courses in introductory linguistics. It makes clear what is important or essential, and omits what is not. It is strictly selective, highly structured, focused, to-the-point, and informative. It presents material in a way that mirrors the structure of a typical semester of teaching and will meet both the needs of the busy student who wants to get straight to the point and the instructor looking for a textbook which both identifies key material and integrates it with numerous exercises to engage the student in active learning.

Linguistics An Introduction

Linguistics  An Introduction
Author: William B. McGregor
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2009-01-15
ISBN 10: 147250979X
ISBN 13: 9781472509796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Linguistics An Introduction Book Review:

Linguistics is a fresh and contemporary introductory textbook for all students of linguistics and language studies. Firmly based around taught courses and catering to student needs, it addresses all the topics that a student will need in their initial and subsequent study of language. With key terms, further reading, questions at the end of each chapter, exercises and key paragraphs in stand-out boxes, this is a firmly pedagogic text that takes difficult concepts and explains them in an easy to understand way, with examples taken from a range of languages across the world. Global in its scope and comprehensive in its coverage, this is the textbook of choice for linguistics students.

General Linguistics

General Linguistics
Author: Francis P. Dinneen
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 646
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780878402786
ISBN 13: 0878402780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

General Linguistics Book Review:

A comprehensive overview of the development of language studies from the ancient Greeks through modern theorists, this book focuses on determining what the enduring issues in linguistics are, what concepts have changed, and why. Francis P. Dinneen, SJ, defines the basic terminology of the discipline as well as different linguistic theories, and he frequently compares underlying assumptions in contemporaneous science and linguistics. General Linguistics traces the history of linguistics from ancient Greek works on grammar and rhetoric through the medieval roots of traditional grammar and its assumption that there is a norm for correct speech. Dinneen marks the beginning of modern linguistics with Saussure's concept of an autonomous linguistic structure independent of socially imposed norms, and he details the theoretical contributions of Sapir, Bloomfield, Hjelmslev, Chomsky, Pike, and others. Dinneen considers the relative merits of the different theories and models, evaluating their claims and shortcomings. A thorough introduction to linguistics for newcomers to the field, this book will also be valuable to linguists, psychologists, philosophers, and historians of science for its evaluations of major theoretical concepts in light of enduring issues and problems in language studies.

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Author: Janet Holmes,Nick Wilson
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2017-02-10
ISBN 10: 1317542916
ISBN 13: 9781317542919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics Book Review:

In this best-selling introductory textbook, Janet Holmes and Nick Wilson examine the role of language in a variety of social contexts, considering both how language works and how it can be used to signal and interpret various aspects of social identity. Divided into three sections, this book explains basic sociolinguistic concepts in the light of classic approaches as well as introducing more recent research. This fifth edition has been revised and updated throughout using key concepts and examples to guide the reader through this fascinating area, including: a new chapter on identity that reflects the latest research; a brand new companion website which is fully cross-referenced within this book, and which includes and video and audio materials, interactive activities and links to useful websites; updated and revised examples and exercises which include new material from Tanzania, Wales, Paraguay and Timor-Leste; fully updated further reading and references sections. An Introduction to Sociolinguistics is the essential introductory text for all students of sociolinguistics and a splendid point of reference for students of English language studies, linguistics and applied linguistics.

Understanding Language

Understanding Language
Author: Elizabeth Winkler
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2015-07-09
ISBN 10: 144112411X
ISBN 13: 9781441124111
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Language Book Review:

Understanding Language is the second edition of this introduction to linguistics aimed at all students who are new to the subject. The book is comprehensive in its coverage of the key areas of linguistics, yet explains these in an easy to understand, jargon-free way. Pictures, diagrams, tables and suggestions for further reading together with Grace Winkler's witty prose make this an accessible, student friendly guide which should enable students to navigate this often complicated area of study. Topics covered include: language acquisition speech sounds the make-up of words grammar meaning communication the history of English language variation and change language and technology. This is an essential introduction for any student taking linguistics at university, whether as their main subject of study, or in conjunction with related fields.

Problem Book in Phonology

Problem Book in Phonology
Author: Morris Halle,George N. Clements
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 196
Release: 1983
ISBN 10: 9780262580595
ISBN 13: 0262580594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Problem Book in Phonology Book Review:

Working with problems is an essential part of courses that introduce students tomodern phonology. This book provides hands-on experience with a major area of modern phonology,including phonetics; phonetic variation; natural classes of sounds; alternations; rule systems; andprosodic phonology. An introductory essay gives an overview of some of the principal results andassumptions of current phonological theory. The problems are taken from a wide variety of languages,and many are drawn from the authors' firsthand research. All have been used by the authors in theirintroductory courses, primarily at Harvard and MIT, and are meant to be used in conjunction with atextbook and/or other materials provided by the classroom instructor.Morris Halle is Ferrari P. WardProfessor of Modern Languages and Linguistics and Institute Professor at MIT. George N. Clements isAssociate Professor of Linguistics at Harvard University.

Introductory Phonology

Introductory Phonology
Author: Bruce Hayes
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-09-13
ISBN 10: 1444360132
ISBN 13: 9781444360134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introductory Phonology Book Review:

Accessible, succinct, and including numerous student-friendly features, this introductory textbook offers an exceptional foundation to the field for those who are coming to it for the first time. Provides an ideal first course book in phonology, written by a renowned phonologist Developed and tested in the classroom through years of experience and use Emphasizes analysis of phonological data, placing this in its scientific context, and explains the relevant methodology Guides students through the larger questions of what phonological patterns reveal about language Includes numerous course-friendly features, including multi-part exercises and annotated suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter

For the Love of Language

For the Love of Language
Author: Kate Burridge,Tonya N. Stebbins
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN 10: 1108701019
ISBN 13: 9781108701013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For the Love of Language Book Review:

For the Love of Language: An Introduction to Linguistics is an engaging introduction to human language and the role of linguistics in understanding its fundamental design, acquisition and functions. Replete with case studies and examples from Australia, New Zealand and around the world, this text offers a thorough introduction to core topics, including the structure and meaning of words, the systems that organise language, strategies for learning about language, the evolution of language and the function of language as a complex social resource. The second edition includes extensive new content across the entire text, including the areas of orthography, syntax, corpus linguistics, language acquisition and multilingualism. Each topic is accompanied by a wide array of pedagogical resources designed to consolidate student understanding, including examples and exercises. Each chapter ends with a research project, providing readers with an opportunity to build on fundamental skills and engage more thoroughly with each topic.

Why Study Linguistics

Why Study Linguistics
Author: Kristin Denham,Anne Lobeck
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2018-09-21
ISBN 10: 0429815638
ISBN 13: 9780429815638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Study Linguistics Book Review:

Why Study Linguistics is designed to help anyone with an interest in studying language understand what linguistics is, and what linguists do. Exploring how the scientific study of language differs from other ways of investigating this uniquely human behavior, Why Study Linguistics:? explores the various topics that students of linguistics study, including sound systems of language, the structure of words and sentences and their meanings, and the wider social context of language change and language variation;? explains what you might do with a degree in linguistics and the kinds of jobs and careers that studying linguistics prepares you for; is supported by a list of links to additional resources available online.? This book is the first of its kind and will be essential reading for anyone considering a course of study in this fascinating subject, as well as teachers, advisors, student mentors, and anyone who wants to know more about the scientific study of language.

The Study of Language

The Study of Language
Author: George Yule
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010-03-04
ISBN 10: 1139486764
ISBN 13: 9781139486767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Study of Language Book Review:

This best-selling textbook provides an engaging and user-friendly introduction to the study of language. Assuming no prior knowledge in the subject, Yule presents information in short, bite-sized sections, introducing the major concepts in language study – from how children learn language to why men and women speak differently, through all the key elements of language. This fourth edition has been revised and updated with twenty new sections, covering new accounts of language origins, the key properties of language, text messaging, kinship terms and more than twenty new word etymologies. To increase student engagement with the text, Yule has also included more than fifty new tasks, including thirty involving data analysis, enabling students to apply what they have learned. The online study guide offers students further resources when working on the tasks, while encouraging lively and proactive learning. This is the most fundamental and easy-to-use introduction to the study of language.

The Social Art

The Social Art
Author: Ronald K. S. Macaulay
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2006-02-02
ISBN 10: 0195187962
ISBN 13: 9780195187960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Social Art Book Review:

This is the improved and expanded second edition of The Social Art, an engagingly written, highly accessible tour through the world of language. Macaulay uses jokes, anecdotes, quotations, and examples to introduce readers to the full range of current linguistic knowledge, covering in 35 brief chapters (2 new to the second edition) topics like language acquisition, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, dialects, conversation, narrative, swearing, and more.

Sociolinguistics

Sociolinguistics
Author: Christine Bratt Paulston,G. Richard Tucker
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2003-02-24
ISBN 10: 9780631227168
ISBN 13: 0631227164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sociolinguistics Book Review:

Sociolinguistics: The Essential Readings is a collection of classic articles that have helped define the field of sociolinguistics and provide the foundation for future research, paired with more recent articles which indicate the direction the field has taken. Offers a collection of classic articles that helped to define the field of sociolinguistics paired with more contemporary articles. Contextualizes the history of the subject matter and helps students understand the progression of intellectual development in the field. Includes an editorial introduction written by two prominent researchers in the field, as well as recommendations for further readings.

An Introduction to Japanese Linguistics

An Introduction to Japanese Linguistics
Author: Natsuko Tsujimura
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2013-08-28
ISBN 10: 1118584309
ISBN 13: 9781118584309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Japanese Linguistics Book Review:

The third edition of this established textbook has beenthoroughly updated and revised. It maintains its broad coverage oftopics from phonetics to language variation, and increases itsaccessibility by incorporating a more descriptive, less theoreticalapproach. A fully updated new edition of this successful textbookintroducing students to a wide range of issues, phenomena, andterminology in Japanese linguistics Includes extensive revisions to the chapters on phonetics,syntax and phonology, and incorporates a less theoretical, moredescriptive approach Features the author’s own data, examples and theoreticalanalyses throughout Offers an original approach by discussing first and/or secondlanguage acquisition within each chapter Includes exercises exploring descriptive and theoretical issuesand reading lists which introduce students to the researchliterature, both of which have been updated in this newedition

A Student Grammar of Turkish

A Student Grammar of Turkish
Author: F. Nihan Ketrez
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2012-05-17
ISBN 10: 0521149649
ISBN 13: 9780521149648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Student Grammar of Turkish Book Review:

A concise introduction to Turkish grammar, designed specifically for English-speaking students and professionals.

Fostering Linguistic Equality

Fostering Linguistic Equality
Author: Sarah E. Hercula
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2020-05-11
ISBN 10: 3030416909
ISBN 13: 9783030416904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fostering Linguistic Equality Book Review:

This book offers one possible solution in the pursuit of linguistic equality by exploring how the Structural Inquiry of Stigmatized English (SISE) approach to linguistics pedagogy can be used to empower linguistics students and researchers as ambassadors for change. By using stigmatized varieties of English (including African American English, Chicano English, and Appalachian English) as the primary linguistic data analyzed through detailed structural analysis, the SISE approach fosters linguistically principled and pluralistic language attitudes among students, as evidenced by the author’s own empirical research in applying the method. This book not only advocates for linguistic equality but also provides teachers and researchers with the tools they need to counteract prejudicial attitudes and disinformation about language both in and outside the classroom. It will be an essential resource for linguistics teachers, applied linguists, curriculum developers, students and scholars of language attitudes and language variation, and anyone seeking more information about the relationships between diversity, (in)equality, and language.

Introductory Semantics and Pragmatics for Spanish Learners of English

Introductory Semantics and Pragmatics for Spanish Learners of English
Author: Brian Leonard Mott
Publsiher: Edicions Universitat Barcelona
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 8483384086
ISBN 13: 9788483384084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introductory Semantics and Pragmatics for Spanish Learners of English Book Review:

The Bilingualism Reader

The Bilingualism Reader
Author: Li Wei
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2020-07-24
ISBN 10: 1000100936
ISBN 13: 9781000100938
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bilingualism Reader Book Review:

The Bilingualism Reader is the definitive reader for the study of bilingualism. Designed as an integrated and structured student resource it provides invaluable editorial material that guides the reader through different sections and covers: definitions and typology of bilingualism language choice and bilingual interaction bilingualism, identity and ideology grammar of code-switching and bilingual acquisition bilingual production and perception the bilingual brain methodological issues in the study of bilingualism. The second edition of this best selling volume includes nine new chapters and postscripts written by the authors of the original articles, who evaluate them in the light of recent research. Critical discussion of research methods, revised graded study questions and activities, a comprehensive glossary, and an up-to-date resource list make The Bilingualism Reader an essential introductory text for students of linguistics, psychology and education.

Formal Semantics

Formal Semantics
Author: Paul H. Portner,Barbara H. Partee
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 047075818X
ISBN 13: 9780470758182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Formal Semantics Book Review:

Formal Semantics: The Essential Readings is a collection of seminal papers that have shaped the field of formal semantics in linguistics.

The Linguistics of British Sign Language

The Linguistics of British Sign Language
Author: Rachel Sutton-Spence,Bencie Woll
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 299
Release: 1999-03-18
ISBN 10: 9780521637183
ISBN 13: 052163718X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Linguistics of British Sign Language Book Review:

This is the first textbook dealing specifically with British sign linguistics. It provides essential support for learners of British Sign Language and others interested in the structure and use of BSL, and assumes no previous knowledge of linguistics and sign language. Technical terms and linguistic jargon are kept to a minimum. The book contains over three hundred illustrations and an index of signs and sign phrases. There are also exercises and a reading list for further independent study.