9780205299300

Linguistics for Non-Linguists: A Primer With Exercises

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    9780205299300

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    020529930X

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

This book covers the basic elements of linguistics in a lucid style, taking a subject that is generally considered quite complicated, and making it accessible to virtually anyone who requires a basic understanding of it. Specialists in language related fields, including Speech-Language Pathology, Experimental Phonetics, Communication, Education, and English as a Second Language will find Linguistics for Non-Linguists a must-have reference. The book's self-teaching approach provides students and specialists in fields neighboring linguistics with a basic introduction to the principles and methods of linguistic theory. Concepts are defined and illustrated simply. Non-linguistics majors will find this text comprehensive and clear.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction
1(9)
Pragmatics
10(24)
Implicature
11(3)
Conversational Maxims
11(3)
Speech Acts
14(16)
Classification of Illocutionary Acts
15(1)
Felicity Conditions
16(3)
Explicit versus Nonexplicit Illocutionary Acts
19(3)
Direct versus Indirect Illocutionary Acts
22(3)
Expressed versus Implied Locutionary Acts
25(3)
Literal versus Nonliteral Locutionary Acts
28(1)
Overview of Speech Act Theory
29(1)
Summary
30(1)
Supplementary Readings
31(1)
Supplementary Exercises
31(3)
Semantics
34(20)
Background
35(2)
Sense
37(5)
Reference
42(4)
Truth
46(5)
Summary
51(1)
Supplementary Readings
51(1)
Supplementary Exercises
52(2)
Syntax
54(29)
Categories
55(2)
Left-to-Right Ordering
57(3)
Constituent Structure
60(7)
Transformations
67(9)
Constraints on Movement
73(3)
Summary
76(1)
Supplementary Readings
76(1)
Supplementary Exercises
77(6)
Morphology
83(19)
Morphemes
84(3)
Lexical and Grammatical Morphemes
87(1)
Free and Bound Morphemes
87(1)
Inflectional and Derivational Morphemes
88(10)
Inflectional Affixes
89(4)
Derivational Affixes
93(1)
Differences between Types of Affixes
93(5)
Word-Formation Processes
98(1)
Summary
99(1)
Supplementary Readings
99(1)
Supplementary Exercises
100(2)
Phonology
102(32)
Vocal Tract
103(1)
Segments
104(1)
Phonemic Alphabet
105(9)
Vowels
105(3)
Consonants
108(6)
Levels of Representation
114(3)
Phonological Rules
117(10)
Aspiration
117(2)
Vowel Lengthening
119(2)
Vowel Nasalization
121(1)
Flapping
122(1)
Nasal Deletion
123(4)
Summary
127(1)
Supplementary Readings
127(1)
Supplementary Exercises
128(6)
Language Variation
134(41)
Language Universals, Languages, Dialects, and Idiolects
135(2)
Regional Variation
137(11)
Regional Lexical Variation
142(2)
Regional Phonological Variation
144(4)
Social Variation
148(14)
Nonstandard Phonological Variation
151(3)
Nonstandard Morphological Variation
154(3)
Nonstandard Syntactic Variation
157(5)
Language and Gender
162(4)
Gender as a Social Variable
163(1)
Gender Patterns within Standard English
163(3)
Stylistic Variation
166(5)
Stylistic Lexical Variation
168(1)
Stylistic Phonological Variation
168(1)
Stylistic Morphological Variation
169(1)
Stylistic Syntactic Variation
169(2)
Summary
171(1)
Supplementary Readings
171(1)
Supplementary Exercises
171(4)
First-Language Acquisition
175(34)
Prelinguistic Stages
176(1)
Linguistic Stages
177(17)
Acquisition of Phonology
179(3)
Acquisition of Morphology
182(4)
Acquisition of Syntax
186(3)
Acquisition of Semantics
189(5)
Issues in Language Acquisition
194(8)
Nativism and Empiricism
194(2)
Language-Specific and General Cognitive Capacities
196(1)
Chomsky's Position
197(5)
Summary
202(1)
Supplementary Readings
203(1)
Supplementary Exercises
204(5)
Second-Language Acquisition
209(22)
Issues in Second-Language Acquisition
210(5)
Interlanguage Theory
210(1)
Language Transfer
211(1)
Other Linguistic Factors
212(3)
Patterns in Second-Language Acquisition
215(9)
Phonology
216(2)
Morphology
218(1)
Syntax
219(3)
Semantics
222(2)
Nonlinguistic Influences on Second-Language Acquisition
224(2)
Summary
226(1)
Supplementary Readings
227(1)
Supplementary Exercises
227(4)
Written Language
231(11)
Writing Systems
231(2)
The English Spelling System
233(4)
Reasons for Inconsistency in English Spelling
234(1)
English Spelling and Morphophonemics
235(2)
Analyzing Errors in Written English
237(3)
Phonology and Spelling
237(1)
Morphology and Writing
238(2)
Summary
240(1)
Supplementary Readings
240(1)
Supplementary Exercises
240(2)
Language Processing
242(22)
Sentence-Level Phenomena in Language Processing
243(4)
Negative Sentences
243(1)
Passive Sentences
244(1)
Clause Order
245(1)
Heavy NPs
246(1)
Discourse-Level Phenomena in Language Processing
247(8)
Readability
247(1)
Schemata and Scripts
248(2)
Cohesion
250(1)
Thematic Roles
251(1)
The Given-New Contract
252(3)
Perceptions about Tone
255(5)
Summary
260(1)
Supplementary Readings
260(1)
Supplementary Exercises
261(3)
The Neurology of Language
264(32)
Anatomy of the Nervous System
266(3)
Lobes
267(1)
Convolutions and Fissures
268(1)
Background of Neurolinguistics
269(4)
Broca
269(1)
Wernicke
270(1)
Penfield and Roberts
271(2)
Hemispherical Specialization
273(8)
Left-Hemisphere Dominance for Language
273(5)
Left Brain versus Right Brain
278(2)
Handedness
280(1)
Disorders
281(9)
Aphasia
282(5)
Agnosia
287(1)
Apraxia
288(2)
Summary
290(1)
Supplementary Readings
290(1)
Supplementary Exercises
291(5)
Conclusion
296(9)
Supplementary Exercises
303(2)
References 305(6)
Glossary 311(12)
Answers to Selected Exercises 323(6)
Author Index 329(4)
Subject Index 333

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