9780205421183

Linguistics for Non-Linguists : A Primer with Exercises

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205421183

  • ISBN10:

    0205421180

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Linguistics for Non-Linguists, Fourth Edition, is a highly readable introduction to the basic elements of linguistics in a clear and concise style that any beginner will understand. This newly revised 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 beginners and specialists in language-related fields an introduction to the essential principles and methods of linguistic theory. Non-linguistists will also find this book user-friendly, with a wealth of exercises and references interspersed throughout to help reinforce concepts. Specialists in language related fields, including Speech-Language Pathology, Experimental Phonetics, Communication, Education, and English as a Second Language, will find this to be a must-have reference for all courses.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Pragmatics
Implicature
Speech Acts
Semantics
Background
Sense
Reference
Truth
Syntax
Categories
Left-to-Right Ordering
Transformations
Morphology
Morphemes
Lexical and Grammatical Morphemes
Free and Bound Morphemes
Inflectional and Derivational Morphemes
Word-Formation Processes
Phonology
Vocal Tract
Segments
Phonemic Alphabet
Levels of Representation
Phonological Rules
Language Variation
Language Universals, Languages, Dialects, and Idiolects
Regional Variation
Social Variation
Language and Gender
Stylistic Variation
First-Language Acquisition
Prelinguistic Stages
Linguistic Stages
Issues in Language Acquisition
Second-Language Acquisition
Issues in Second-Language Acquisition
Patterns in Second-Language Acquisition
Nonlinguistic Influences on Second-Language Acquisition
Written Language
Writing Systems
The English Spelling System
Analyzing Errors in Written English
Language Processing
Sentence-Level Phenomena in Language Processing
Discourse-Level Phenomena in Language Processing
Perceptions about Tone
The Neurology of Language
Anatomy of the Nervous System
Background of Neurolinguistics
Hemispherical Specialization
Disorders
Conclusion
References
Glossary
Answers to Selected Exercises
Author Index
Subject Index
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