9780137152049

Linguistics for Non-Linguists A Primer with Exercises

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  • ISBN13:

    9780137152049

  • ISBN10:

    0137152043

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/9/2009
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Key Benefit: Highly readable introductory text that presents students with the basic elements of linguistics in a clear and concise style that any beginner will understand. Key Topics: The new edition continues to expand on the success of earlier editions, taking a subject that is generally considered quite complicated and making it accessible to virtually anyone who requires a basic understanding of linguistics. The authors illustrate major concepts in an easy-to-read style, giving students and specialists in language-related fields an introduction to the essential principles and methods of linguistic theory. Non-linguistics majors will also find this book user-friendly, with a wealth of exercises and references interspersed throughout to help reinforce concepts. Market: Specialists in language-related fields, including Speech-Language Pathology, Experimental Phonetics, Communication, Education, Psychology, and English as a Second Language, will find this text a must-have reference for all courses.

Table of Contents

Language Change
Background
Semantic Change
Syntactic Change
Word Order Typology
Rule Change
Morphological Change
Phonological Change
Causes Of Change
Summary
Supplementary Readings
Supplementary Exercises
Exploratory Exercises
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