Introductory Phonology

Author: Bruce Hayes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444360132

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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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
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Introductory Phonetics and Phonology

A Workbook Approach

Author: Linda I. House

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1134995687

Category: Education

Page: 312

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Success in mastering any language requires knowledge in speaking, reading, and writing the language. The speaking component requires the understanding and use of correct pronunciation, emphasis, and syntactic patterns. The written component requires mastery of the alphabet, spelling, and the ability to write, print, or type the pattern. Very early in the learning process, speakers of the English language become keenly aware of the language's lack of sound to symbol correspondence. To help speech/language researchers, media personnel, individuals learning English as a second language, and others interested in correct pronunciation, the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) was devised. Extensively class tested, this book offers a practical understanding approach to phonetics and the IPA in a workbook format. It will be welcomed by professionals, students, and trainees in the fields of communication science, communication disorders, speech pathology, and linguistics.
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Introductory Phonetics and Phonology of English

Author: Iyabode Omolara Daniel

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443827460

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 130

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Introductory Phonetics and Phonology of English attempts to provide a practical guide to the learner in all ramifications of theoretical and practical uses of the phonetics and phonology of the English language. Useful suggestions and tips are also given on how to overcome the terror of the sounds of English. An attempt is also made to give detailed information on the workings of the prosodic features of English. This is especially necessary, as they remain, largely, the most confounding aspect of the English language to the average Nigerian speaker of English. The distinctive phonological features of the English sounds are also painstakingly discussed to help make the identification and description of the sounds of English even more interesting and accessible. The discussion about the phonological tendencies of the sounds of the English language is meant to help the reader see the English sounds as functional entities that go beyond the theoretical descriptions of their articulatory processes in the classroom. This book thus serves as a useful introductory text. If the success of the first edition is anything to go by, it is obvious that many students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels have found the book a helpful guide into understanding and mastering the phonetics and phonology of English. Moreover, certificate class students at secondary school level have also found the many segmental and suprasegmental examples very practical and helpful to their mastery of English phonetics.
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A Critical Introduction to Phonology

Of Sound, Mind, and Body

Author: Daniel Silverman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826486608

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

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Takes an interdisciplinary approach using anecdotes and examples drawn from popular culture to introduce key aspects of phonology.
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A Concise Introduction to Linguistics

Author: Bruce M. Rowe,Diane P. Levine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351852663

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 414

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Now in its fifth edition, A Concise Introduction to Linguistics provides students with a detailed introduction to the core concepts of language as it relates to culture. The textbook includes a focus on linguistic anthropology, unpacking the main contributions of linguistics to the study of human communication and culture. Aimed at the general education student, the textbook also provides anthropology, linguistics, and English majors with the resources needed to pursue advanced courses in this area. Written in an accessible manner that does not assume previous knowledge of linguistics, this new edition contains expanded discussions on linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics (including a section on gender and language), and pragmatics. The textbook incorporates a robust set of pedagogical features including marginal definitions, a substantial glossary, chapter summaries, and learning exercises. Brand new to this edition are suggested reading lists at the end of every chapter, and recommended websites and apps to further aid students in their study.
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An Introduction to Language with Student Resource Access 12 Months

Author: Victoria Fromkin

Publisher: Cengage AU

ISBN: 0170281167

Category: Language and languages

Page: 592

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An Introduction to Language continues to be instrumental in introducing students to the fascinating study of human language. Engaging and clearly written, it provides an overview of the key areas of linguistics from an Australian perspective. Chapters in this eighth edition have been extensively updated and revised to reflect recent discoveries and new understandings in linguistics and language. In particular, the chapter on syntax now provides a more basic introduction to parts of speech and sentence structure. New learning objectives and margin definitions in each chapter, along with summary.
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An Introduction to Language

Author: Victoria Fromkin,Robert Rodman,Nina Hyams

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133310680

Category: Education

Page: 624

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Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, AN INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE, Tenth Edition, is appropriate for a variety of fields--including education, languages, psychology, cognitive science, anthropology, English, and teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)--at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. This completely updated edition retains the clear descriptions, humor, and seamless pedagogy that have made the book a perennial best-seller, while adding new information and exercises that render each topic fresh, engaging, and current. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Author: Ronald Wardhaugh,Janet M. Fuller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118732405

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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Thoroughly updated and revised, An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, 7th Edition presents a comprehensive and fully updated introduction to the study of the relationship between language and society. Building on Ronald Wardhaugh's classic text, co-author Janet Fuller has updated this seventh edition throughout with new discussions exploring language and communities, language and interaction, and sociolinguistic variation, as well as incorporating numerous new exercises and research ideas for today's students. Taking account of new research from the field, the book explores exciting new perspectives drawn from linguistic anthropology, and includes new chapters on pragmatics, discourse analysis, and sociolinguistics and education. With an emphasis on using examples from languages and cultures around the world, chapters address topics including social and regional dialects, multilingualism, discourse and pragmatics, variation, language in education, and language policy and planning. A new companion website including a wealth of additional online material, as well as a glossary and a variety of new exercises and examples, helps further illuminate the ideas presented in the text. An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, 7th Edition continues to be the most indispensable and accessible introduction to the field of sociolinguistics for students in applied and theoretical linguistics, education, and anthropology.
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A Critical Introduction to Phonetics

Author: Ken Lodge

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826488730

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 244

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A new stance on the presentation of basic phonetic skills for students of linguistics, using examples drawn from a wide-range of languages.
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Introducing Phonology

Author: David Odden

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521534048

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 348

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This accessible textbook provides a clear and practical introduction to phonology, the study of sound patterns in language. Designed for undergraduates with only a basic knowledge of linguistics, it teaches in a step-by-step fashion the logical techniques of phonological analysis and the fundamental theories that underpin it. Providing a solid foundation in both the theory and practice of phonology, it is set to become the leading text for any introductory course, and will be invaluable to all students beginning to study the discipline.
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Phonetically Based Phonology

Author: Bruce Hayes,Robert Martin Kirchner,Donca Steriade

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521825788

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 375

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Phonetically Based Phonology is centred around the hypothesis that phonologies of languages are determined by phonetic principles; that is, phonetic patterns involving ease of articulation and perception are expressed linguistically as grammatical constraints. This book brings together a team of scholars to provide a wide-ranging study of phonetically based phonology. It investigates the role of phonetics in many phonological phenomena - such as assimilation, vowel reduction, vowel harmony, syllable weight, contour line distribution, metathesis, lenition, sonority sequencing, and the Obligatory Contour Principle (OCP) - exploring in particular the phonetic bases of phonological markedness in these key areas. The analyses also illustrate several analytical strategies whereby phonological sound patterns can be related to their phonological underpinnings. Each chapter includes a tutorial discussion of the phonetics on which the phonological discussion is based. Diverse and comprehensive in its coverage, Phonetically Based Phonology will be welcomed by all linguists interested in the relationship between phonetics and phonological theory.
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The Phonological Enterprise

Author: Mark Hale,Charles Reiss

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199533962

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

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Mark Hale and Charles Reiss present a fundamental critique of the phonological enterprise. They examine the nature of phonological acquisition and its relation to an innate acquisition device, consider the distinction between competence and performance, and evaluate competing explanations of diachronic phonology.
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Phonology

Analysis and Theory

Author: Edmund Gussmann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521574280

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 234

View: 913

This textbook is an introduction to phonology for students which assumes no prior knowledge of this area of linguistics.
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Guide to Speech Production and Perception

Author: Mark Tatham

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688145

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 6490

The first textbook providing an integrated model of spoken language
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Phonology

An Introduction to Basic Concepts

Author: Roger Lass

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521281836

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 362

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What is the phonological organisation of natural languages like? What theoretical and analytical approaches are most fruitful? Is there any phonological theory that is 'the best' in all ways? The student of phonology is currently faced with a number of major and apparently competing theories, and the textbook writer who genuinely wishes to confront these questions is faced with the task of assessing the contribution each theory can make, while avoiding the merely fashionable or ephemeral in this contentious and evolving discipline. Roger Lass sees phonology as essentially a problem-centred discipline. Since in his view none of the supposedly comprehensive answers proposed to the questions raised above is really comprehensive or acceptable in all its detail, he concentrates rather on introducing the student to the perennial concerns in the study of sound structure. Hence his book adopts a broad and eclectic framework, unbiased toward any one model or theory. Instead, important aspects of the phenomenology of sound structure are discussed in relation to the particular phonological theory - be it Prague phonology, American structuralism, prosodic phonology, generative phonology - for which they are most salient. The book surveys a wide range of competing theories, analytical strategies, and notational systems, and attempts to provide a coherent intellectual and historical perspective on a discipline which has too often been viewed recently as developing via a series of 'revolutions'. Although this textbook assumes some command of phonetics, little other linguistic background is presupposed, and the author carefully provides the groundwork for each new development before it is introduced. In addition, the book deals in detail with two areas not customarily treated extensively in introductory texts; the phonology of casual speech, and phonological change. This spirited and original synthesis will enable its readers to acquire a real understanding of the fundamentals of phonology.
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An Introduction to Japanese Linguistics

Author: Natsuko Tsujimura

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118584309

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 480

View: 3276

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
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Introduction to English Phonetics and Phonology

Author: Ulrike Gut

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631566152

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 221

View: 460

This comprehensive textbook provides a practical introduction to English phonetics and phonology. Assuming no prior background, the author outlines all of the core concepts and methods of phonetics and phonology and presents the basic facts in a clear and straightforward manner. In sections marked as advanced reading it is shown how these concepts and methods are applied in language acquisition and language teaching. The textbook contains exercises, an index, suggestions for further reading and many audio examples on the accompanying CD-ROM. An essential text for students embarking on the study of English sounds at B.A. level and beyond.
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The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics

Author: Dirk Geeraerts,Hubert Cuyckens

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199890021

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1368

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The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics presents a comprehensive overview of the main theoretical concepts and descriptive/theoretical models of Cognitive Linguistics, and covers its various subfields, theoretical as well as applied. The first twenty chapters give readers the opportunity to acquire a thorough knowledge of the fundamental analytic concepts and descriptive models of Cognitive Linguistics and their background. The book starts with a set of chapters discussing different conceptual phenomena that are recognized as key concepts in Cognitive Linguistics: prototypicality, metaphor, metonymy, embodiment, perspectivization, mental spaces, etc. A second set of chapters deals with Cognitive Grammar, Construction Grammar, and Word Grammar, which, each in their own way, bring together the basic concepts into a particular theory of grammar and a specific model for the description of grammatical phenomena. Special attention is given to the interrelation between Cognitive and Construction Grammar. A third set of chapters compares Cognitive Linguistics with other forms of linguistic research (functional linguistics, autonomous linguistics, and the history of linguistics), thus giving a readers a better grip on the position of Cognitive Linguistics within the landscape of linguistics at large. The remaining chapters apply these basic notions to various more specific linguistic domains, illustrating how Cognitive Linguistics deals with the traditional linguistic subdomains (phonology, morphology, lexicon, syntax, text and discourse), and demonstrating how it handles linguistic variation and change. Finally they consider its importance in the domain of Applied Linguistics, and look at interdisciplinary links with research fields such as philosophy and psychology. With a well-known cast of contributors from around the world, this reference work will be of interest to researchers and advanced students in (cognitive) linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, and anthropology.
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Problem Book in Phonology

A Workbook for Introductory Courses in Linguistics and in Modern Phonology

Author: Morris Halle,George N. Clements

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262580595

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 196

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This book provides hands-on experience with a major area of modern phonology, including phonetics; phonetic variation; natural classes of sounds; alternations; rule systems; and prosodic phonology. Working with problems is an essential part of courses that introduce students to modern 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; and prosodic phonology. An introductory essay gives an overview of some of the principal results and assumptions 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 their introductory courses, primarily at Harvard and MIT, and are meant to be used in conjunction with a textbook and/or other materials provided by the classroom instructor.
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