An Introduction to Language

Author: Victoria Fromkin,Robert Rodman,Nina Hyams,Mengistu Amberber,Felicity Cox,Rosalind Thornton

Publisher: Cengage AU

ISBN: 0170386805

Category: Language and languages

Page: 610

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An Introduction to Language introduces students to the fascinating study of human language. Engagingly and clearly written, it provides an overview of the key areas of linguistics from an Australian perspective. The International Phonetic Alphabet is represented by both HCE and MD versions, allowing lecturers to use whichever IPA system they prefer. The text is divided into four sections, and chapters take students through the nature of human language, the grammatical aspects and psychology of language, finishing with language and its relation to society. Chapters have also been reworked and revised to keep all syntax up-to-date and accurate. Popular features have been retained for this ninth edition including learning objectives and margin definitions in each chapter, along with summary tables inside the covers, assisting readers to learn core concepts and terminology. To supplement student learning, An Introduction to Language continues to offer the strongest resources package in the market, giving students access to CourseMate Express with interactive audio phonemes, as well as offering a new Test Bank for instructors.
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Language files

materials for an introduction to language & linguistics

Author: Georgios Tserdanelis,Wai Yi Peggy Wong

Publisher: Ohio State Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 541

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While continuing to keep each chapter independent to allow maximum flexibility for teaching and learning, the ninth edition of Language Files has improved the organization within each chapter by adding an introduction file at the beginning. The introduction file provides an overview of the subfield of linguistics to be studied, as well as the specific topics to be discussed.
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A Biography of the English Language

Author: C.M. Millward,Mary Hayes

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495906417

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 496

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The third edition of A BIOGRAPHY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE continues to examine the structure of language. The textbook discusses three important issues: languages and language change are systematic; the inner history of a language is profoundly affected by its outer history of political and cultural events; and the English of the past has everywhere left its traces on present-day English. By uncovering the language's past, one can better communicate with it. 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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Introduction to Language Development, Second Edition

Author: Sandra Levey

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 1944883444

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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Introduction to Language Development, Second Edition offers a highly accessible introduction to the complexities of language development. The textbook is designed for use in language acquisition courses in undergraduate and graduate speech-language pathology programs to facilitate both teaching and learning. Complex terminology and theories are explained through definitions and examples to assure that students are able to grasp the content. Within the second edition of this text, students are presented with language factors -- syntax, semantics, phonology, morphology, and pragmatics -- as well as the cognitive abilities that underlie language development. Multilingual and multicultural differences are explored throughout. Other highlights include: Within each chapter, case studies, chapter objectives, and study questions are provided to support students' understanding of the main pointsCase studies allow instructors to involve students more fully in classroom discussion, along with developing their critical thinking and problem solving skillsChapter objectives allow students to understand the scope and goals of the chapterStudy questions allow instructors to engage students in discussions of the material and assure students grasp and retain the informationTables and figures provide examples and evidence that elaborate and clarify the information presentedA comprehensive glossary of key words in each chapter helps students locate the definitions of key terms New to this edition: Updated to reflect current research throughoutExpanded focus on evidence-based practiceImproved readability through the use of boxes, explanations, and definitionsA greater number of figures and tables for deeper comprehension Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book.
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An Introduction to Middle English

Grammar and Texts

Author: R.D. Fulk

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1770483276

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 500

View: 1935

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An Introduction to Middle English combines an elementary grammar of the English language from about 1100 to about 1500 with a selection of texts for reading, ranging in date from 1154 to 1500. The grammar includes the fundamentals of orthography, phonology, morphology, syntax, regional dialectology, and prosody. In the thirty-eight texts for reading are represented a wide range of Middle English dialects, and the commentary on each text includes, in addition to explanatory notes, extensive linguistic analysis. The book includes many useful figures and illustrations, including images of Middle English manuscripts as an aid to learning to decipher medieval handwriting and maps indicating the geographical extent of dialect features. This introduction to Middle English is based on the latest research, and it provides up-to-date bibliographical guidance to the study of the language.
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An Introduction to Intercultural Communication

Identities in a Global Community

Author: Fred E. Jandt

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506361633

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 504

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“One of the best textbooks in intercultural communication for undergraduate students” —Mo Bahk, California State University, San Bernardino How does the Syrian refugee crisis, the election of Donald Trump, and the increasing number of “walls” being built to control immigration affect our ability to communicate and function across cultures? The highly anticipated Ninth Edition of An Introduction to Intercultural Communication prepares today’s students to successfully navigate our increasingly global community by integrating major current events into essential communication skills and concepts. To spark student interest, award-winning professor and best-selling author Fred E. Jandt offers unique insights into intercultural communication, at home and abroad, through an emphasis on history, culture, and popular media. Each chapter integrates material on social media, as well as extensive new examples from recent international news and events. Throughout the text, Jandt reinforces the important roles that our own stories, personal experiences, and self-reflection play in building our intercultural understanding and competence. New to the Ninth Edition New material on religion and identity, gender identity, and gender expression enables readers to explore the most current coverage on modern theories. Focus on Skills boxes have been expanded to include more activities that provide students with additional practice of intercultural communication skills. Focus on Technology boxes illustrate the impact of the newest communication technology on intercultural encounters. The popular map program provide students with additional context for discussion of cultures and regions across the globe and dynamic data displays that are popular with students. Give your students the SAGE edge! SAGE edge offers a robust online environment featuring an impressive array of free tools and resources for review, study, and further exploration, keeping both instructors and students on the cutting edge of teaching and learning. Learn more at edge.sagepub.com/jandt9e
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Language Development

An Introduction, Global Edition

Author: Robert E. Owens, Jr.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781292104423

Category:

Page: 472

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This introduction to language development offers a cohesive, easy-to-understand overview of all aspects of the subject, from syntax, morphology and semantics, to phonology and pragmatics. Each idea and concept is clearly explained and then reinforced with pedagogical aids such as discussion questions, chapter objectives, reflections and main-point boxed features. It looks at how children learn to communicate in general and in English specifically, while emphasising individual patterns of communication development.
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Humanity: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: James Peoples,Garrick Bailey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111301522

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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The most affordable, full-color, comprehensive anthropology text on the market, CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: HUMANITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Ninth Edition, offers a solid framework centered on globalization and culture change. The text’s engaging narrative provides new ways of looking at many of the challenges facing the world in this century, as students examine ethnic conflicts, globalization of culture and language, recent debates about gay marriage, increasing inequalities, population growth, hunger, and the survival of indigenous cultures. Throughout this highly acclaimed work, Peoples and Bailey explore the diversity of humanity and clearly demonstrate why an appreciation and tolerance of cultural differences is critical today. 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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英語樹狀圖句法結構全書

Author: 吳黌銘

Publisher: 秀威出版

ISBN: 9862211717

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 441

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有關句子結構研究的句法學為語言學核心領域之一,而樹狀圖即是句法學用來描繪句子結構的主要方式之一。透過樹狀圖的說明,除了句子裡結構成分之間的文法關係得以清楚地呈現之外,模擬兩可的構句也能在不同的樹狀圖裡,看出造成雙重語意的結構原因。樹狀圖在一般句法學研究領域裡,多用來說明某些議題中相關句子的特殊結構,或句子涉及移位的變化說明。本書主要內容,卻在於透過八百多幅入門級樹狀圖圖解的方式,把英語基本句子結構作完整呈現。一方面可讓有興趣研究句法學的學生參考,另一方面也兼顧到欲從事英語教學學生的需要。【秀威資訊科技股份有限公司製作】
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An Introduction to the Old Testament

Second Edition

Author: Tremper Longman III

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310539625

Category: Religion

Page: 528

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This second edition of An Introduction to the Old Testament integrates and interacts with recent developments in Old Testament scholarship. Several distinctive set it apart from other introductions to the Old Testament: • It is thoroughly evangelical in its perspective • It emphasizes “special introduction”—the study of individual books • It interacts in an irenic spirit with the historical-critical method • It features points of research history and representative scholars rather than an exhaustive treatment of past scholarship • It deals with the meaning of each book, not in isolation but in a canonical context • It probes the meaning of each book in the setting of its culture Including callouts, charts, and graphs, this text is written with an eye on understanding the nature of Old Testament historiography. This upper-level introduction to the Old Testament offers students a solid understanding of three key issues: historical background, literary analysis, and theological message.
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