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Concise Introduction to Linguistics, A

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2nd
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9780205572380

ISBN10:
0205572383
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2009
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

This student-friendly and well-balanced overview of the field of introductory linguistics pays special attention to linguistic anthropology and reveals the main contributions of linguistics to the study of human communication and how issues of culture are relevant. Its workbook format contains well-constructed exercises in every chapter that allow students to practice key concepts.

Table of Contents

The Nature of Communication
The Nature of Communication Nonhuman and Human Communication Compared Chimpanzees and Gorillas in Controlled Environments Skepticism over
Ape Language Studies
Summary
Suggested Reading
Suggested Websites
Review of Terms and Concepts
End of Chapter Questions
The Phonological Component: Phonetics Articulatory Phonetics Consonants and Vowels Syllables and Syllabic Consonants Suprasegmentals
Connected Speech
Summary
Suggested Reading
Suggested Websites
Review of Terms and Concepts
End of Chapter Exercises
The Phonological Component: Phonology The Phoneme and the Concept of Significant Differences in Sounds
Distinctive Feature Analysis Phonological Processes
The Continuous and Complex Nature of Speech
Revised Summary Suggested Reading
Suggested Websites
Review of Terms and Concepts
End of Chapter Exercises
The Morphological Component
The Morpheme Morphological Typology
How New Words Are Formed Lexical Categories
Summary
Suggested Reading
Suggested Websites
Review of Terms and Concepts
End of Chapter Exercises
Syntax Syntactic Construction Grammaticality Judgments and Ambiguity
The Constituent Structure of Sentences Phrase Structure
Rules Transformational Rules Optional and Obligatory Transformations
Summary
Suggested Reading
Suggested Websites
Review of Terms and Concepts
Semantics and Pragmatics The Meaning of Words: Lexical Semantics
The -Nyms Other Kinds of Meaning: Structural Semantics Pragmatics
Summary
Suggested Reading
Suggested Websites
Review of Terms and Concepts
Fieldwork Project
Semantics and Linguistic Anthropology Regional Dialects
African American English
Hispanic English
Contact Languages: Pidgins and Creoles Situational Dialects or Registers Gender and Language
Linguistic Anthropology Language and Nationalism
Summary
Suggested Read
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