9780495912316

Looking at Languages: A Workbook in Elementary Linguistics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495912316

  • ISBN10:

    049591231X

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/9/2011
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

This workbooks is an excellent resource for students to get hands-on practice in linguistics - with sound files available on the website. It includes many exercises in many languages, including Na?vi (language created by Frommer for the movie Avatar); great variety of exercises, in progression of level of challenge; excellent data to analyze; division in to English and non-English sections; organized so it can accompany any Intro to Linguistics textbook.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Morphology
Keys Terms and Symbols
Solved Problem--Morphemes: Hungarian Morpheme Identification
Exercises Based on English
Lexical Categories: Lexical Categories in English
Lexical Categories: Stress and Lexical Categories in English
Morphemes: Types of English Morphemes
Morphemes: Derivational Prefixes and Suffixes
Organization of Morphemes: Constituency and Word-Formation Rules in English
Increasing Vocabulary: Morphological Processes in English
Increasing Vocabulary: English Past-Tense Productivity Experiment
Exercises Based on other Languages
Morphemes: Spanish versus Hebrew Gender and Number
Morphemes: Malay/Indonesian Morpheme Identification
Morphemes: Persian Morpheme Identification
Morphemes: Persian Morpheme Identification
Inflectional Morphology: Latin Declensions
Inflectional Morphology: Lakota Verbs
Phonetics
Keys Terms and Symbols
Exercises Based on English
Sounds and Spellings: English Consonants
Phonetic Transcription:
Reading Practice 1--Phonetic Transcription:
Reading Practice 2--English Homophone Phonetic Transcription:
Reading Practice 3--Film and Play Names
Phonetic Transcription: Reading Practice
Phonetic Transcription: Writing Practice
Phonetic Transcription: Writing Practice
Consonants and Vowels: Identifying C/V, Describing C. Exercises in General Phonetics
Describing Sounds: Communicating about Pronunciation
Consonants and Vowels: Classification and Experimentation
Consonants and Vowels: Classification Practice
Exercises Based on Other Languages
Consonants and Vowels: Hawaiian C/V Inventory
Consonants and Vowels: Wichita C/V Inventory
Consonants and Vowels: Biblical Hebrew Consonant Inventory
Consonants and Vowels: Sound Symbolism in Lakota
Phonology
Keys Terms and Symbols
Solved Problem--Phonemes and Allophones: [š] and [x] in Irish and German
Exercises Based on English
Phonemes and Allophones: Modern English [k] and [kh]
Phonological Rules: A Phonological Rule of Old English
Syllable Structure: Constraints on Consonant Clusters in English
Morphology/Phonology Interaction: Articles in English
Morphology/Phonology Interaction: A Negative Prefix in English
Exercises Based on Other Languages
Phonemes and Allophones: Spanish ['] and [ ]
Phonemes and Allophones: Spanish [s] and [z]
Phonemes and Allophones: Hindi and Japanese
Phonemes and Allophones: [t], [ ], and ['] in Biblical Hebrew and Standard Arabic
Phonological Rules: Tokyo Japanese. Phonological Rules: Italian [s] and [z]
Phonological Rules: A Phonological Rule of Russian
Phonological Rules: Cuban Spanish and ˘R-Less÷ English
Phonological Rules: Mandarin Tone Change of p¨ and '
Phonological Rules: Voiceless Vowels in Japanese
Phonological Rules: Tones in Akan
Syllable Structure: Japanese versus English
Syllable Structure: Mandarin Chinese
Stress: Icelandic, Swahili, Modern Greek, and Standard Arabic
Morphology/Phonology Interaction: Articles in French and Arabic
Morphology/Phonology Interaction: Malay/Indonesian Morphophonemics
Morphology/Phonology Interaction: A Derived Verb Stem in Arabic
Morphology/Phonology Interaction: Articles and Pronouns in Modern Greek (or ˘The Girl or the Sailor?÷)
Morphology/Phonology Interaction: The Definite Article in Welsh
Morphology/Phonology Interaction: Vowel Harmony in Turkish
Syntax
Keys Terms and Symbols
Exercises Based on English
Sentence Types
English Clauses
Constituency and Tree Diagrams:
Constituency and Tree Diagrams: English Constituent Structure
Constituency and Tree Diagrams: English Sentence Trees
Constituency and Tree Diagrams: Structural Ambiguity in English
Grammatical Relations: English
Syntactic Operations: English Passives
Syntactic Operations: English Relative Clauses
Syntactic Operations: English Question Formation with Modals
Syntactic Operations: Constraints on Information Questions in English
Exercises Based on Other Languages
Constituency and Tree Diagrams: Spanis
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