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Language in the Real World: An introduction to linguistics challenges the traditional approaches taken 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.
Susan J. Behrens is Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Marymount Manhattan College. Judith A. Parker is Professor of English and Linguistics at the University of Mary Washington.
Table of Contents
|Alternate Contents||p. vii|
|Language, Education, and Cultural Change||p. 9|
|Language Variation: Students and Teachers Reflect on Accents and Dialects||p. 11|
|Speech Communities: Language as a Mediator of Messages and Perceptions||p. 27|
|Teaching Pronunciation: Using Phonology in the ESL and Foreign Language Classroom||p. 43|
|Literature, Translation, and Computers||p. 65|
|Lexicography: What Dictionaries Reveal about Language and Dictionary Makers||p. 67|
|Text Translation: Approaching Otherness||p. 89|
|Machine Translation: The Challenge of Ambiguity||p. 107|
|The N-Word, the F-Word, and All that Jazz: Race, Sex, and Transgressive Language in Contemporary American Literature and Popular Culture||p. 123|
|Language, Power, and Identity||p. 137|
|Language, Power, and Sexual Assault: Women's Voices on Rape and Social Change||p. 139|
|Gender, Language, and Power: Surname or Surname?||p. 164|
|Linguistics as a Forensic Science: The Case of Author Identification||p. 180|
|Forms of Language and Communication||p. 205|
|First Language Acquisition: Developing Native Linguistic Competence||p. 207|
|ASL: A Visual Language||p. 226|
|Animal Communication: The ˘Language÷ of Honey Bees||p. 225|
|Language and Communication Science||p. 275|
|Communication Disorders: A Personal Perspective||p. 277|
|Analyzing Narratives: An Example of Cross-Cultural Research Methods||p. 297|
|Neurolinguistics and Psycholinguistics: Contributions to Understanding Healthy Aging and Dementia||p. 314|
|Language of Children with Autism: The Two Worlds Underlying Verbal Communication||p. 331|
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