Contemporary Linguistics

Author: William O'Grady
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 9781319039776
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Contemporary Linguistics is one of the most comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of linguistics, balancing engaging aspects of language study with solid coverage of the basics. Up-to-date scholarship, a direct approach, and a lucid writing style makes it appealing to instructors and beginning students alike and a resource that many students continue to use beyond the classroom.

Contemporary Linguistic Analysis

Author: William O'Grady
Publisher: Pearson Canada
ISBN: 0134069099
Format: PDF
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Contemporary Linguistic Analysis is written and edited by leading scholars in the field. It provides an up-to-date introduction with coverage of phenomena that are of special interest and relevance to the linguistic situation in Canada. Using the generative paradigm, it offers an introduction to linguistic analysis as it is practised at this stage in the development of the discipline. This superb text gives students a solid grounding in basic linguistic concepts, but also prepares them to go on to further advanced work in the discipline.

Contemporary Linguistics

Author: Teresa Vanderweide
Publisher: Bedford/st Martins
ISBN: 9780312397104
Format: PDF, ePub
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Contemporary Linguistics offer integrated and comprehensive coverage of linguistics written by experts in the field -- from phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics to cross-curricular topics such as sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics and prepares students for further work in linguistics. Its lucid and direct writing style makes even complex concepts easy to grasp, while the extensive apparatus helps students master the course material.

Aitchison s Linguistics

Author: Jean Aitchison
Publisher: Teach Yourself
ISBN: 144413146X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This classic book is a straightforward introduction to linguistics which attempts to answer two fundamental questions: 'What is language?' and 'How does language work?' It outlines the scope of linguistics, explaining basic concepts and essential terminology with examples drawn mainly from English. Sound patterning, syntax and meaning - the inner core of linguistics - are discussed simply and clearly, as are the rapidly growing areas of pragmatics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics and stylistics. You will find this contemporary, easy-to-read book essential to broadening your understanding of the subtleties and power of language. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of linguistics. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Linguistics An Introduction Answer Key

Author: William B. McGregor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147257768X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This is the print edition of the Answer Key for Linguistics: An Introduction by William B. McGregor. It features a full set of answers to the questions in the main textbook and supports lecturers in their teaching from the book. It is fully illustrated and features two appendices covering tasks that students can take on as independent projects.

Meaning

Author: Paul Elbourne
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199696624
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book offers an introduction to the analysis of meaning. Our outstanding ability to communicate is a distinguishing feature of our species. To communicate is to convey meaning, but what is meaning? How do words combine to give us the meanings of sentences? And what makes a statement ambiguous or nonsensical? These questions and many others are addressed in Paul Elbourne's fascinating guide. He opens by asking what kinds of things the meanings of words and sentences could be: are they, for example, abstract objects or psychological entities? He then looks at how we understand a sequence of words we have never heard before; he considers to what extent the meaning of a sentence can be derived from the words it contains and how to account for the meanings that can't be; and he examines the roles played by time, place, and the shared and unshared assumptions of speakers and hearers. He looks at how language interacts with thought and the intriguing question of whether what language we speak affects the way we see the world. Meaning, as might be expected, is far from simple. Paul Elbourne explores its complex issues in crystal clear language. He draws on approaches developed in linguistics, philosophy, and psychology - assuming a knowledge of none of them -in a manner that will appeal to everyone interested in this essential element of human psychology and culture.