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An Introduction to Language 11th Edition (ISBN: 9789814846387)

An Introduction to Language 11th Edition (ISBN: 9789814846387)
An Introduction to Language 11th Edition (ISBN: 9789814846387)

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AN INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE, 11th Edition, offers an entirely up-to-date look at language studies and linguistics in today's world. Written from the ground up as if it were a first edition, the book is fresh, modern, and reflective of the current state of the field. At the same time, it maintains the acclaimed light, friendly, readable style and the breadth of coverage that have made it a perennial best seller. The authors examine grammatical subjects (e.g., morphology, syntax, semantics, phonetics, phonology), childhood language development and adult secondary language acquisition, and the tremendous leap in knowledge achieved in neurolinguistics.

 

Features

  • The text has been thoroughly revised to reflect new developments in linguistics and related fields, with topics clarified and many new exercises included -- all to enhance students' understanding and insight. IPA symbols are used throughout.
  • Each chapter ends with helpful review materials, including a chapter summary, a comprehensive list of references, suggestions for further reading, and exercises.
  • Exercises offer instructional options and learning opportunities designed to maximize students' comprehension and mastery of text material.
  • The text's signature cartoons illustrate the authors' clear descriptions of complex linguistic points and principles.
  • An extensive glossary of nearly 1000 terms, the largest of its kind among introductory textbooks, appears in an appendix. The book is also thoroughly indexed, allowing students to quickly and efficiently find particular topics of interest.
  • The text has been thoroughly revised to reflect new developments in linguistics and related fields, with topics clarified and many new exercises included -- all to enhance students' understanding and insight. IPA symbols are used throughout.
  • Discussions about the grammar and other linguistic characteristics of American Sign Language, and other sign languages of deaf people, are woven throughout to reveal the pervasive parallels with spoken languages.
  • Each chapter ends with helpful review materials, including a chapter summary, a comprehensive list of references, suggestions for further reading, and exercises.

 

Table of Contents

1. WHAT IS LANGUAGE?

2. MORPHOLOGY: THE WORDS OF LANGUAGE.

3. SYNTAX: THE SENTENCE PATTERNS OF LANGUAGE.

4. THE MEANING OF LANGUAGE.  5. PHONETICS: THE SOUNDS OF LANGUAGE.  

6. PHONOLOGY: THE SOUND OF LANGUAGE.

7. LANGUAGE IN SOCIETY.

8. LANGUAGE CHANGE: THE SYLLABLES OF TIME.

9. LANGUAGE ACQUISITION.

10. LANGUAGE PROCESSING AND THE HUMAN BRAIN.  Glossary.

Index.

 
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  • Stock: In Stock
  • Model: 9789814846387
  • Weight: 1.50kg
  • Dimensions: 32.40cm x 23.70cm x 6.00cm
  • ISBN: 9789814846387

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