Contemporary Linguistics

An Introduction

Author: William O'Grady,John Archibald,Mark Aronoff,Janie Rees-Miller

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9780312419363

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 720

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Contemporary Linguistics is the gold standard of introductory linguistics textbooks. Meticulously prepared, it is one of the most comprehensive, authoritative, up-to-date introductory resources on the market. The book’s extensive examples and exercises help students master the course material, and its lucid writing style makes complex concepts easy to understand.
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Contemporary Linguistic Analysis

An Introduction

Author: William Delaney O'Grady,John Archibald

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780321476661

Category: Linguistic analysis (Linguistics)

Page: 576

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Contemporary Linguistic Analysisremains the best-selling introductory text on linguistics. This classic text is recognized for its cutting-edge research, relevant Canadian material, and comprehensive coverage of linguistics written by leading scholars in the field. The text emphasizes the contemporary practice of linguistic analysis, with coverage of all the discipline's major fields. Now more concise, this new edition will also be accompanied by a protected website containing new audio and transcription exercises (student access code bound inside each text).
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Linguistics: An Introduction

Author: William McGregor

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847063667

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Page: 384

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A fresh and contemporary introductory textbook for all students of linguistics and language studies. >
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Linguistics: An Introduction

Author: William B. McGregor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567488683

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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This is the new edition of Linguistics: An Introduction. It is a bestselling introductory textbook for all students of linguistics and language studies. This reworked edition features: -new chapters on sign languages, writing, and text and discourse -coverage of writing in electronic media -revised and updated chapters on languages of the world and psycholinguistics Firmly based around taught courses and catering to student needs, it addresses all the topics that a student will need in their 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. It features 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. The book comes with a large Companion Website, also extensively revised and expanded. For lecturers and instructors, a comprehensive Answer Book is also available to go along with the questions throughout the chapters.
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An Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics

Author: Friedrich Ungerer,Hans-Jorg Schmid

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317867734

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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Learning About Language is an exciting and ambitious series of introductions to fundamental topics in language, linguistics and related areas. The books are designed for students of linguistics and those who are studying language as part of a wider course. Cognitive Linguistics explores the idea that language reflects our experience of the world. It shows that our ability to use language is closely related to other cognitive abilities such as categorization, perception, memory and attention allocation. Concepts and mental images expressed and evoked by linguistic means are linked by conceptual metaphors and metonymies and merged into more comprehensive cognitive and cultural models, frames or scenarios. It is only against this background that human communication makes sense. After 25 years of intensive research, cognitive-linguistic thinking now holds a firm place both in the wider linguistic and the cognitive-science communities. An Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics carefully explains the central concepts of categoriza­tion, of prototype and gestalt perception, of basic level and conceptual hierarchies, of figure and ground, and of metaphor and metonymy, for which an innovative description is provided. It also brings together issues such as iconicity, lexical change, grammaticalization and language teaching that have profited considerably from being put on a cognitive basis. The second edition of this popular introduction provides a comprehensive and accessible up-to-date overview of Cognitive Linguistics: Clarifies the basic notions supported by new evidence and examples for their application in language learning Discusses major recent developments in the field: the increasing attention paid to metonymies, Construction Grammar, Conceptual Blending and its role in online-processing. Explores links with neighbouring fields like Relevance Theory Uses many diagrams and illustrations to make the theoretical argument more tangible Includes extended exercises Provides substantial updated suggestions for further reading.
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An Introduction to Japanese Linguistics

Author: Natsuko Tsujimura

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118584309

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 480

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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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