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An Introduction to Language and Linguistics

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics

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Ralph W. Fasold, Jeff Connor-Linton, Elizabeth Zsiga, Donna Lardiere, David Lightfoot, Paul Portner, Deborah Schiffrin, Kendall A. King, Michael Ullman, Shaligram Shukla, Natalie Schilling-Estes, Deborah Tannen, Alison Mackey, Inderjeet Mani
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  • Date Published: March 2006
  • availability: Replaced by 9780521612357
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521847681
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  • This accessible textbook is the only introduction to linguistics in which each chapter is written by an expert who teaches courses on that topic, ensuring balanced and uniformly excellent coverage of the full range of modern linguistics. Assuming no prior knowledge the text offers a clear introduction to the traditional topics of structural linguistics (theories of sound, form, meaning, and language change), and in addition provides full coverage of contextual linguistics, including separate chapters on discourse, dialect variation, language and culture, and the politics of language. There are also up-to-date separate chapters on language and the brain, computational linguistics, writing, child language acquisition, and second-language learning. The breadth of the textbook makes it ideal for introductory courses on language and linguistics offered by departments of English, sociology, anthropology, and communications, as well as by linguistics departments.

    • Each chapter is written by an expert linguist who is teaching and researching in the topic, offering a broad and balanced introduction to linguistics
    • Suitable for introductory courses on language and linguistics offered by departments of English, sociology, anthropology and communications, as well as by linguists
    • Text is packed with features including exercises for each chapter, a fully comprehensive glossary and supplementary materials including solutions are available online
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    • Date Published: March 2006
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521847681
    • length: 556 pages
    • dimensions: 260 x 185 x 36 mm
    • weight: 1.295kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus. 12 tables 106 exercises
    • availability: Replaced by 9780521612357
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Ralph W. Fasold and Jeff Connor-Linton
    1. The sounds of language Elizabeth Zsiga
    2. Words and their parts Donna Lardiere
    3. The structure of sentences David Lightfoot and Ralph Fasold
    4. Meaning Paul Portner
    5. Discourse Deborah Schiffrin
    6. Child language acquisition Kendall A. King
    7. Language and the brain Michael Ullman
    8. Language change Shaligram Shukla and Jeff Connor-Linton
    9. Dialect variation Natalie Schilling-Estes
    10. Language and culture Deborah Tannen
    11. The politics of language Ralph W. Fasold
    12. Writing Jeff Connor-Linton
    13. Second language acquisition Alison Mackey
    14. Computational linguistics Inderjeet Mani.

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    General ResourcesAnswersCh.14 Computational linguistics: answers to exercisespdf36KB2answers general resources answers general resourcesanswers
    General ResourcesAnswersCh.10 Language and culture: answers to exercisespdf14KB3answers general resources answers general resourcesanswers
    General ResourcesAnswersCh.3 Structure of sentences: answers to exercisespdf489KB4answers general resources answers general resourcesanswers
    General ResourcesAnswersCh.9 Dialect variation: answers to exercisespdf37KB5answers general resources answers general resourcesanswers
    General ResourcesAnswersCh.8 Language change: answers to exercisespdf46KB6answers general resources answers general resourcesanswers
    General ResourcesAnswersCh.4 Meaning: answers to exercisespdf48KB7answers general resources answers general resourcesanswers
    General ResourcesAnswersCh.5 Discourse: answers to exercisespdf54KB8answers general resources answers general resourcesanswers
    General ResourcesAnswersCh.2 Words and their parts: answers to exercisespdf43KB9answers general resources answers general resourcesanswers
    General ResourcesAnswersAdditional online exercises ch.1 - answerspdf293KB10answers general resources answers general resourcesanswers
    General ResourcesAnswersAdditional online exercises ch.7 - answerspdf43KB11answers general resources answers general resourcesanswers
    General ResourcesAnswersCh.6 Child language acquisition: answers to exercisespdf139KB12answers general resources answers general resourcesanswers
    General ResourcesAnswersCh.1 Sounds of language: answers to exercisespdf228KB13answers general resources answers general resourcesanswers
    General ResourcesAnswersCh.7 Language and the brain: answers to exercisespdf35KB14answers general resources answers general resourcesanswers
    General ResourcesAnswersAdditional online exercises ch.14 - answerspdf127KB15answers general resources answers general resourcesanswers
    General ResourcesAppendicesChapter 3: Additional text: Can animals use language?pdf471KB16appendices general resources appendices general resourcesappendices
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    General ResourcesAppendicesChapter 11: Additional text: Other cases of government control over languagespdf252KB22appendices general resources appendices general resourcesappendices
    General ResourcesAppendicesChapter 11: Additional text: Scots - language to dialect to lanuage?pdf435KB23appendices general resources appendices general resourcesappendices
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    General ResourcesAppendicesChapter 1: Additional text (with links): Vocal tract visualizationpdf687KB25appendices general resources appendices general resourcesappendices
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    General ResourcesIdeas For Further ResearchChapter 2: Additional suggested readingpdf14KB37ideas for further research general resources ideas for further research general resourcesideas for further research
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  • Authors

    Ralph Fasold, Georgetown University, Washington DC
    Ralph Fasold is Professor Emeritus and past Chair of the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University.

    Jeffrey Connor-Linton, Georgetown University, Washington DC
    Jeff Connor-Linton is an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University.

    Contributors

    Ralph W. Fasold, Jeff Connor-Linton, Elizabeth Zsiga, Donna Lardiere, David Lightfoot, Paul Portner, Deborah Schiffrin, Kendall A. King, Michael Ullman, Shaligram Shukla, Natalie Schilling-Estes, Deborah Tannen, Alison Mackey, Inderjeet Mani

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