How to Study Linguistics

How to Study Linguistics

If you are new to linguistics as a subject and beginning a course at undergraduate or sixth-form level, How to Study Linguistics is the ideal introduction and companion to your studies. · Covers all the core areas of linguistic study, with ...

Author: Geoffrey Finch

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230802131

Category: Education

Page: 272

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If you are new to linguistics as a subject and beginning a course at undergraduate or sixth-form level, How to Study Linguistics is the ideal introduction and companion to your studies. · Covers all the core areas of linguistic study, with chapters discussing strategies for studying phonology, syntax and semantics · Explores other branches of linguistics such as sociolinguistics, stylistics, and psycholinguistics · Includes a chapter on writing linguistics essays and a detailed glossary to aid learning and revision · Second edition includes new material designed to help the more advanced reader How to Study Linguistics is both a guide to current ideas about linguistics and a refreshingly practical text book. It will not only develop your skills as a language student, but will also make an often complex and daunting subject easy to understand, and a pleasure to study.
Categories: Education

How to Study Linguistics

How to Study Linguistics

This book provides an ideal introduction to those new to the subject of linguistics.

Author: Geoffrey Finch

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 0312227221

Category: Linguistic analysis (Linguistics)

Page: 241

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This book provides an ideal introduction to those new to the subject of linguistics. It assumes no prior knowledge and is a refreshingly practical and clear guide to an often complex subject many find daunting. The book covers all the core topics of linguistic study, with chapters discussing strategies for studying phonology, syntax and semantics, as well as branches of linguistics such as sociolinguistics, stylistics and psycholinguistics.
Categories: Linguistic analysis (Linguistics)

Why Study Linguistics

Why Study Linguistics

This book is the first of its kind and will be essential reading for anyone considering a course of study in this fascinating subject, as well as teachers, advisors, student mentors, and anyone who wants to know more about the scientific ...

Author: Kristin Denham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429815638

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

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Why Study Linguistics is designed to help anyone with an interest in studying language understand what linguistics is, and what linguists do. Exploring how the scientific study of language differs from other ways of investigating this uniquely human behavior, Why Study Linguistics:? explores the various topics that students of linguistics study, including sound systems of language, the structure of words and sentences and their meanings, and the wider social context of language change and language variation;? explains what you might do with a degree in linguistics and the kinds of jobs and careers that studying linguistics prepares you for; is supported by a list of links to additional resources available online.? This book is the first of its kind and will be essential reading for anyone considering a course of study in this fascinating subject, as well as teachers, advisors, student mentors, and anyone who wants to know more about the scientific study of language.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language and Earth

Language and Earth

Highlighted in the contributions to this volume are biographical and institutional contacts, the joint interest in origins and very early developments and in the proper methods of acquiring knowledge about these, common structural and ...

Author: Bernd Naumann

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027245533

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 445

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In former times, the study of language was rarely pursued in isolation, and many of the other intellectual concerns that used to be intertwined with language study have long been on the record of historians of linguistics. The present volume is the first to probe into an association of linguistics that has so far been neglected: that with the study of the earth. The relations between linguistics and geology were intimate and manifold as both sciences were emerging in the 18th and 19th century. Highlighted in the contributions to this volume are biographical and institutional contacts, the joint interest in origins and very early developments and in the proper methods of acquiring knowledge about these, common structural and evolutionary concepts, and analogous problems in the classification of domains as fuzzy as languages and rocks.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The English Language and Linguistics Companion

The English Language and Linguistics Companion

A one-stop resource, this practical and highly accessible guide: • Provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary approaches to the study of language and outlines the contribution of significant scholars to the development of the field ...

Author: Geoffrey Finch

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1403989710

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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Interested in discovering how language works? Daunted by the prospect of studying linguistics at university? The English Language and Linguistics Companion is a tool-kit for the novice linguist. Integrating study skills with substantive coverage, it offers an innovative approach to the study of English language and linguistics, helping students see how their chosen discipline ‘fits together’. A one-stop resource, this practical and highly accessible guide: · Provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary approaches to the study of language and outlines the contribution of significant scholars to the development of the field · Introduces the core topics and concepts of linguistics and the study of language including: the study of the sounds used in human languages, the analysis of the structure of words, phrases, sentences, and longer texts, and the exploration of the ways in which meaning is expressed in language · Summarizes key issues in applied linguistics, including work in the areas of first and second language acquisition and forensic linguistics · Defines and illustrates the key terms and concepts in the discipline of linguistics · Offers practical advice on the skills required when studying linguistics and suggests a range of possible career pathways · Illustrates approaches to linguistic research and recommends resources for linguistic inquiry and the study of language Packed full of information and guidance, this is an essential resource for prospective linguistics students and anyone with an interest in the study of language.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Study Skills for Linguistics

Study Skills for Linguistics

Covering all the core skills that students of linguistics will require during the early part of their degree, this book gives the reader a basic understanding of the field, as well as confidence in how to find out more and how to prepare ...

Author: Jeanette Sakel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317530107

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 166

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Study Skills for Linguistics is the essential companion for students embarking on a degree in linguistics. Covering all the core skills that students of linguistics will require during the early part of their degree, this book gives the reader a basic understanding of the field, as well as confidence in how to find out more and how to prepare for their future career. The key features covered include: subject-specific skills including basic linguistic tools and terminology, such as word classes and grammatical terminology; essential study skills, such as how to perform well in the degree, how to search for and reference literature and how to write an essay; guides for a future with a linguistics degree, including how to write a CV and prepare for a range of graduate destinations. An accessible guide to essential skills in the field of linguistics, Study Skills for Linguistics is a must-read for students contemplating studying this topic, and provides a guide that will take them through their degree and beyond.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Studies in Linguistic Motivation

Studies in Linguistic Motivation

This volume makes a strong case for the pervasiveness of motivation in natural language. It will be of interest to teachers, researchers and students of linguistics, especially of functional and cognitive linguistics.

Author: Günter Radden

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110182459

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 389

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How much of language is motivated? Recently, cognitive and functional linguists have proposed new solutions to this intriguing question. The thirteen articles collected in this volume cover various aspects of motivation in grammar and in the lexicon. The phenomena discussed in the contributions can be grouped into four types of motivation, which, along with other types, are explicated in the introductory chapter: ecological motivation, i.e. motivation of a linguistic unit due to its place, or "ecological niche," within a system; genetic motivation, i.e. motivation of present-day linguistic behavior or structure due to historical factors; experiential motivation, i.e. motivation that is based on embodied experience; and cognitive motivation, i.e. motivation that is based on human knowledge and cognitive operations such as metonymy and metaphor. The languages studied in some detail include Afrikaans, Croatian, Dutch, English, French, German, Hausa, and Hungarian. This volume makes a strong case for the pervasiveness of motivation in natural language. It will be of interest to teachers, researchers and students of linguistics, especially of functional and cognitive linguistics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Studies in ELT Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

Studies in ELT  Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

A Student Of Literature Must Also Know How To Apply The Insights Of Linguistics To The Appreciation Of Literature.Thirty Essays That Constitute This Volume Explore In-Depth Various Aspects Of The English Language, English Language Teaching, ...

Author: Mohit Kumar Ray

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8126903503

Category: Applied linguistics

Page: 251

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The Importance Of English Both As A Link Language, A Means Of Communication And As A Medium Of Instruction Has Been Steadily Growing Since Independence, So That The Total Number Of Learners Of English In India Today Would Easily Exceed The Total Populations Of Many Countries Of Europe. Moreover, We Have Now More Speakers Of English In India Than In Britain.Learning A Language Is Different From Learning About A Language, But To Acquire Proficiency In A Language At All The Levels Of Listening, Speaking, Reading And Writing, And An Ability To Express Both Functional And Conceptual Meaning It Is Not Enough To Know The Language. However, Since Natural Language Use Is Richly Variegated It Is Only When A Good Command Of The Language Has Been Acquired That The Learner Can Proceed To Develop His Personal Linguistic Repertoire Through A Knowledge Of How A Language Works. A Student Of Literature Must Also Know How To Apply The Insights Of Linguistics To The Appreciation Of Literature.Thirty Essays That Constitute This Volume Explore In-Depth Various Aspects Of The English Language, English Language Teaching, Functional, Notional And Communicative Approaches To Material Production And Syllabus Design, Different Kinds Of English, Different Uses Of English In Literary Works, Application Of Linguistic Theories To The Study Of Literature, Translation And Semantics.Teachers And Students Who Are Engaged In Teaching/Learning The English Language, Elt, Linguistics And Applied Linguistics Will Find The Book Extremely Valuable And Anybody Interested In These Area Will Also Find The Book Quite Interesting.
Categories: Applied linguistics

Pre P inian Linguistic Studies

Pre P     inian Linguistic Studies

Neatly planned and richly illustrated, this book breaks a new ground in modern linguistic studies showing how socio-linguistic studies can be enjoyed not only as sources of new hypotheses in historical studies but also as source of rich ...

Author: D. D. Mahulkar

Publisher: Northern Book Centre

ISBN: 8185119880

Category: Indo-Iranian languages

Page: 279

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Presents Sanskrit language studies in a new setting-that of `socio-linguistics'. Illustrate how some of the missing links in traditional Sanskrit studies can be understood if the evolutionary aspect of language studies is connected with the study of socio-cultural history of the speech The new model of socio-historical linguistics is for the first time conceived and developed as a variational, dynamic and developmental model. Neatly planned and richly illustrated, this book breaks a new ground in modern linguistic studies showing how socio-linguistic studies can be enjoyed not only as sources of new hypotheses in historical studies but also as source of rich cultural contexts lost from material archaeological discoveries. Language, pleads the author, preserves a rich cultural archaeology of a community. The formulation of the scientific methodology of language studies from this point of view has to be the logical sine qua non of all historical linguistic studies which have been in a state of revival since 1965.
Categories: Indo-Iranian languages

Linguistic Terms and Concepts

Linguistic Terms and Concepts

The book also provides a very useful overview of the subject as well as covering principal figures in linguistic criticism and their contribution to the subject. An ideal companion to How to Study Linguistics.

Author:

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349277483

Category:

Page: 272

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Key Concepts in Language and Linguistics

Key Concepts in Language and Linguistics

This edition has been updated to include more extensive coverage, particularly of language terms.

Author: Geoffrey Finch

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 140393391X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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Previously published as Linguistic Terms and Concepts, this is an invaluable glossary of significant language and linguistic terms and concepts designed for students of English Language and Linguistics. This book also provides a very useful overview of the subject as well as covering principal figures in linguistic criticism and their contribution. Organized into the core subject areas of language and linguistics, it enables the reader to contextualize each particular definition and gain a wider understanding of each topic. This edition has been updated to include more extensive coverage, particularly of language terms.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

AN INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS

AN INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS

WHAT’S NEW TO THIS EDITION  An exclusive chapter on the Study of Language Variation (Chapter 5) with important terms such as Dialect, Accent and Stylistics.  More examples given in the grammar section.  Devotes an entire chapter ...

Author: PUSHPINDER SYAL

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120332164

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

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This compact and engagingly elegant text, now in its Second Edition, continues to provide a succinct introduction to Linguistics. The aim of the book is to introduce basic concepts in Linguistics, and to familiarize the students with the fundamentals of modern Linguistics in a clear and simple manner. Each chapter is expository as well as explanatory with examples. Most of the examples in grammar and semantics are based on the structure of the English Language, but the principles of language study discussed in the text are applicable to any language in general. Divided into three sections, Section I: The Study of Language; Section II: The Study of Grammar; and Section III: The Study of Semantics, each chapter, besides detailing with the concepts, contains Summary and Comprehensive Questions for better understanding of the subject and enhancing comprehension skills. WHAT’S NEW TO THIS EDITION  An exclusive chapter on the Study of Language Variation (Chapter 5) with important terms such as Dialect, Accent and Stylistics.  More examples given in the grammar section.  Devotes an entire chapter to a new topic—Supra-sentential Grammar — a must for Linguistics study today. Students of Linguistics and postgraduate students of English pursuing courses in Linguistics should find this text highly useful and a handy companion for their study
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

An Introduction to Linguistics and Language Studies

An Introduction to Linguistics and Language Studies

An Introduction to Linguistics and Language Studies offers an array of analytical tools for undergraduate students of language, communication, and education, and provides an overview of the field for those interested in further study in ...

Author: Anne McCabe

Publisher: Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)

ISBN: 1781794332

Category: Language and languages

Page: 486

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This introductory textbook provides readers with a foundation in methods for analysing and understanding language from various theoretical perspectives within linguistics and language studies. Its novel approach introduces systemic functional linguistics, text and discourse analysis, and formal approaches to linguistics. It demonstrates applications of these approaches to reveal how we use language in society, how our brains process language, and how we learn language. Topics include phonetics, phonology, conversation analysis, morphology, semantics, functional and formal syntax, text linguistics, genre analysis, evaluative lexis in text, multimodal representations of meaning, language change and variation, animals and language, the brain and language, and first and second language development/acquisition. The main language focused on is English, while other languages are also drawn on to illustrate the principles, models and theories. Learning outcomes, exercises (with answer key), ideas for project work, and questions for reflection are provided throughout. A final chapter gathers explanations of various fields of practice within linguistics, written by linguists from around the world, including David Crystal (Clinical Linguistics), Frances Christie (Educational Linguistics), and Malcolm Coulthard (Forensic Linguistics). An Introduction to Linguistics and Language Studies offers an array of analytical tools for undergraduate students of language, communication, and education, and provides an overview of the field for those interested in further study in linguistics and applied language studies. Readers will come away with a heightened sensitivity to and appreciation of their own and other's use of language for creating meaning and for interaction.
Categories: Language and languages

Linguistics For Dummies

Linguistics For Dummies

Open the book and find: The architecture of words How linguistics categorizes into grammatical categories What makes a conversation tick The social variables that affect language How linguistic archeology connects Sanskrit and English Why ...

Author: Rose-Marie Dechaine

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118091692

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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Introduces the basics of linguistics, discussing the traits that all languages share, pattern formation, the evolution of language, cognition, and the relationship between speaking and writing.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Stories of Linguistics

The Stories of Linguistics

How do we learn language? Stories of Linguistics explores the people, ideas and events that have shaped linguistic thought and research for more than two thousand years.

Author: Kim Ballard

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137095633

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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What is the nature of human language? How did it originate? How did it come to be so diverse and what are the connections between the thousands of global languages? How do we learn language? Stories of Linguistics explores the people, ideas and events that have shaped linguistic thought and research for more than two thousand years.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

An Introduction to the Study of Language

An Introduction to the Study of Language

This is a fac simile edition of Bloomfield's An Introduction to the Study of Language (New York 1914), with an introductory article by Joseph S. Kess.

Author: Leonard Bloomfield

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027218919

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 335

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This is a fac simile edition of Bloomfield's An Introduction to the Study of Language (New York 1914), with an introductory article by Joseph S. Kess. Leonard Bloomfield (1887-1949) was responsible for two classic textbooks in the field of linguistics. The earlier, reproduced here, shows some striking differences to his later views, reflecting much of the then-current thinking on language matters. As such, it represents not only an interesting commentary on the theoretical development of an extremely influential linguist, but more importantly, it is a telling document in the evolving history of the discipline and a rich source for the (psycho)linguist interested in how and why we got from where we were to where we are.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Psycholinguistic Research

Psycholinguistic Research

task of linguistics into the study of the principles ( or rules ) that determine the
structures of the expressions of human ... The former study may be called the
study of linguistic competence ; the latter , the study of linguistic performance .

Author: Doris Aaronson

Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

ISBN: 0470268786

Category: Psycholinguistics

Page: 534

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Categories: Psycholinguistics

Linguistics

Linguistics

Based on the bestselling Dutch edition of this work, the English edition has been revised and expanded to offer an up-to-date and engaging survey of linguistics for students new to the field.

Author: Anne E. Baker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780631230366

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 468

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Linguistics is a comprehensive crosslinguistic introduction to the study of language, and is ideal for students with no background in linguistics. A comprehensive introduction to the study of language, set apart by its inclusion of cross-linguistic data from over 80 different spoken and signed languages Explores how language works by examining discourse, sentence-structure, meaning, words, and sounds Introduces psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic issues, including language acquisition, neurolinguistics, language variation, language change, language contact, and multilingualism Written in a problem-oriented style to engage readers, and is ideal for those new to the subject Incorporates numerous student-friendly features throughout, including extensive exercises, summaries, assignments, and suggestions for further reading Based on the bestselling Dutch edition of this work, the English edition has been revised and expanded to offer an up-to-date and engaging survey of linguistics for students new to the field
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Why Do Linguistics

Why Do Linguistics

This book shows how viewing the world through a linguistics lens can help us to understand how we communicate with each other and why we do it in the ways we do. Above all this book is about noticing.

Author: Fiona English

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441123091

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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What do we need to know about language and why do we need to know it? This book shows how viewing the world through a linguistics lens can help us to understand how we communicate with each other and why we do it in the ways we do. Above all this book is about noticing. It is about encouraging readers to pay attention to the language that surrounds them. The book addresses fundamental linguistic questions such as: Where do people's beliefs about language come from? Who decides what language we should speak? How do we choose the best way to express what we mean? It introduces a set of practical tools for language analysis and, using examples of authentic communicative activity including overheard conversations, Facebook posts and public announcements, shows how this kind of analysis works and what it can tell us about social interaction. Exploring language and language use from a social, intercultural and multilingual perspective, the authors demonstrate the relevance of linguistics in understanding day-to-day interaction. This book will help readers not only to become informed, active observers of language for its own sake, but also to be able to take on and challenge some of the misconceptions, assumptions and prejudices that so often underlie public discussion of language issues.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Studies in Applied and Theoretical Linguistics

Studies in Applied and Theoretical Linguistics

So I would agree with Bill Labov , who once said , in fact he said it more than
once , that sociolinguistics is a way of doing linguistics . KM : OK , then let me
rephrase that . When you went to study linguistics at Cambridge , I assume , did
you ...

Author: Ravi Sheorey

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123683844

Category: Applied linguistics

Page: 226

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Categories: Applied linguistics