Language Files

Author: Department of Linguistics
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780814252703
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Language Files: Materials for an Introduction to Language and Linguistics has become one of the most widely adopted, consulted, and authoritative introductory textbooks to linguistics ever written. The scope of the text makes it suitable for use in a wide range of courses, while its unique organization into student-friendly, self-contained sections allows for tremendous flexibility in course design. The twelfth edition has been significantly revised, clarified, and updated throughout--with particular attention to the chapters on phonetics, phonology, pragmatics, and especially psycholinguistics. The restructured chapter on psycholinguistics makes use of recent research on language in the brain and includes expanded coverage of language processing disorders, introducing students to current models of speech perception and production and cutting-edge research techniques. In addition, exercises have been updated, and icons have been added to the text margins throughout the book, pointing instructors and students to useful and engaging audio files, videos, and other online resources on the accompanying Language Files website, which has also been significantly expanded.

Language Files

Author: Vedrana Mihalic̆ek
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780814251799
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Since its inception, Language Files has become one of the most widely adopted, consulted, and authoritative introductory textbooks to linguistics ever written. The scope of the text makes it suitable for use in a wide range of courses, while its unique organization into student-friendly, self-contained sections allows for tremendous flexibility in course design. The eleventh edition has been revised, clarified, and updated in many places. This edition includes an all-new syntax chapter, new files on language and culture and on writing systems, restructured semantics files, and many new examples, exercises, and activities. Additional readings have been added to all chapters, and the number of cross-references among chapters has been increased. In addition, the accompanying Language Files webpage has links to online resources and websites related to language and linguistics that instructors and students may find interesting.

Language in the Real World

Author: Susan J. Behrens
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136887253
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Language in the Real World challenges traditional approaches to linguistics to provide an innovative introduction to the subject. By first examining the real world applications of core areas of linguistics and then addressing the theory behind these applications, this text offers an inductive, illustrative, and interactive overview for students. Key areas covered include animal communication, phonology, language variation, gender and power, lexicography, translation, forensic linguistics, language acquisition, ASL, and language disorders. Each chapter, written by an expert in the field, is introduced by boxed notes listing the key points covered and features an author’s note to readers that situates the chapter in its real world context. Activities and pointers for further study and reading are also integrated into the chapters and an end of text glossary is provided to aid study. Professors and students will benefit from the interactive Companion Website that includes a student section featuring comments and hints on the chapter exercises within the book, a series of flash cards to test knowledge and further reading and links to key resources. Material for professors includes essay and multiple choice questions based on each chapter and additional general discussion topics. Language in the Real World shows that linguistics can be appreciated, studied, and enjoyed by actively engaging real world applications of linguistic knowledge and principles and will be essential reading for students with an interest in language. Visit the Companion Website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/languagerealworld

Language files

Author: Georgios Tserdanelis
Publisher: Ohio State Univ Pr
ISBN:
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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.

Language Myths

Author: Laurie Bauer
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141939109
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A unique collection of original essays by 21 of the world's leading linguists. The topics discussed focus on some of the most popular myths about language: The Media Are Ruining English; Children Can't Speak or Write Properly Anymore; America is Ruining the English Language. The tone is lively and entertaining throughout and there are cartoons from Doonesbury andThe Wizard of Id to illustrate some of the points. The book should have a wide readership not only amongst students who want to read leading linguists writing about popular misconceptions but also amongst the large number of people who enjoy reading about language in general.

Looking at Languages A Workbook in Elementary Linguistics

Author: Paul Frommer
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285463587
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This hands-on workbook gives students practice in analyzing 30 natural languages from Akan and Arabic to Welsh and Yiddish, plus constructed languages like Klingon and Na’vi. In addition, audio files on the accompanying website allow students to hear much of the foreign language data pronounced by native speakers. Exercises progress in level of challenge and are divided into English and non-English sections, while sample exercises and solutions in phonology and morphology give students additional practice. An answer key with extended discussions and pedagogical suggestions is available. Although developed to accompany Finegan’s LANGUAGE: ITS STRUCTURE AND USE, it is an ideal companion to any linguistics textbook. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Linguistics for L2 Teachers

Author: Larry Andrews
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135649200
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Linguistics for L2 Teachers is designed to help bilingual and ESL teachers better understand how and why the English language works, and to broaden their abilities to help their students learn about the various functions of English in the real world. It is not a complete curriculum in English linguistics, but rather, a foundation from which teachers can continue to grow and to teach with greater confidence. The reader-friendly, conversational style makes the concepts easily accessible to preservice and in-service teachers who have little or no previous experience in language study. This textbook: * explains various aspects of English using non-technical terminology; * goes beyond the study of grammar to examine the functions of language, not just its form; * presents language applications in L2 classrooms; and * clearly delineates the significance of chapter topics for L2 teachers and students. Each chapter includes prereading activities to enhance the reader's comprehension; postreading activities to expand and elaborate the concepts; and interactive "Be A Linguist" activities to help readers think in ways similar to the ways linguists think and to provide opportunities to apply ideas explained within the chapter. Intended for all teachers of students for whom English is a new language, this text will help them be better prepared to meet the important challenges and questions they encounter in their classrooms.

Linguistics

Author: Adrian Akmajian
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262342065
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This popular introductory linguistics text is unique for its integration of themes. Rather than treat morphology, phonetics, phonology, syntax, and semantics as completely separate fields, the book shows how they interact. The authors provide a sound introduction to linguistic methodology, focusing on a set of linguistic concepts that are among the most fundamental within the field. By studying the topics in detail, students can get a feeling for how work in different areas of linguistics is done.As in the last edition, part I covers the structural and interpretive parts of language -- morphology, phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, variation, and change. Part II covers use and context of language and includes chapters on pragmatics, psychology of language, language acquisition, and language and the brain. This seventh edition has been extensively revised and updated; new material includes a chapter on computational linguistics, more non-English examples, and a wide range of exercises, quizzes, and special topics. With this edition, Linguistics and content formerly included in A Linguistics Workbook are available as an interactive online textbook. New print copies of this book include a card affixed to the inside back cover with a unique access code for the interactive eTextbook. If you have a used copy of this book, you may purchase a digitally-delivered access code separately via the Interactive eTextbook link at http://mitpress.mit.edu/linguistics7. If you purchased an e-book, you may obtain a unique access code by emailing [email protected] or calling 617-253-2889 or 800-207-8354 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada). eCourses, with homework and assessment tools, are available to instructors via the Interactive eTextbook link at http://mitpress.mit.edu/linguistics7, and may be used on their own or integrated with learning management systems.