An Introduction to Language

Author: Victoria Fromkin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133310686
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Fiction

Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, AN INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE, Tenth Edition, is appropriate for a variety of fields--including education, languages, psychology, cognitive science, anthropology, English, and teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)--at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. This completely updated edition retains the clear descriptions, humor, and seamless pedagogy that have made the book a perennial best-seller, while adding new information and exercises that render each topic fresh, engaging, and current. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

An Introduction to Language and Society

Author: Martin Montgomery
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136010309
Release Date: 2013-04-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

In this third edition of the bestselling classic textbook, Martin Montgomery explores the key connections between language and social life. Guiding the student through discussions on child language, accent and dialect, social class and gender, as well as a number of other topics, Montgomery provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the function of language in modern society. This third edition includes: new sections on dialect levelling and estuary English; hip-hop and rapping as anti-language and ‘crossing’ between Creole, Panjabi and South Asian English new material on the Gulf War and the 'War on Terror' discussions on language in internet usage and new technologies updated examples and references. With detailed suggestions for further reading and practical work for each chapter, An Introduction to Language and Society is the ideal resource for students and teachers of Communication Studies and Language Studies.

An Introduction to Language

Author: Kirk Hazen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118559956
Release Date: 2014-06-24
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

An Introduction to Language offers an engaging guide to the nature of language, focusing on how language works – its sounds, words, structures, and phrases – all investigated through wide-ranging examples from Old English to contemporary pop culture. Explores the idea of a scientific approach to language, inviting students to consider what qualities of language comprise everyday skills for us, be they sounds, words, phrases, or conversation Helps shape our understanding of what language is, how it works, and why it is both elegantly complex and essential to who we are Includes exercises within each chapter to help readers explore key concepts and directly observe the patterns that are part of all human language Examines linguistic variation and change to illustrate social nuances and language-in-use, drawing primarily on examples from English Avoids linguistic jargon, focusing instead on a broader and more general approach to the study of language, and making it ideal for those coming to the subject for the first time Supported by additional web resources – available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/hazen/introlanguage – including student study aids and testbank and notes for instructors

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics

Author: Ralph W. Fasold
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316061855
Release Date: 2014-09-04
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A clear and up-to-date introduction to linguistics. This best-selling textbook addresses the full scope of language, from the traditional subjects of structural linguistics (relating to sound, form, meaning and language change) to the more specialised subjects of contextual linguistics (including discourse, dialect variation, language and culture, and the politics of language). There are also separate chapters on language and the brain, computational linguistics, writing, and first and second language learning. Extensively classroom-tested, this second edition has been revised to further support student learning, with numerous new examples, exercises and textboxes to model and contextualise key concepts. Updated throughout to incorporate contemporary issues and events, it includes worked examples of phonological analyses and multiple examples of a variety of World Englishes. A rich collection of online resources completes the learning package.

An Introduction to Language Policy

Author: Thomas Ricento
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405144629
Release Date: 2009-02-04
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

An Introduction to Language Policy: Theories and Method is a collection of newly-written chapters that cover the major theories and methods currently employed by scholars active in the field. provides an accessible introduction to the study of language policy research and language’s role in social life consists of newly commissioned essays written by internationally recognized scholars helps define and describe a growing field of inquiry and is an authoritative source for students, scholars and researchers in linguistics, applied linguistics, education, policy studies and related areas includes section overviews, annotated chapter bibliographies, and discussion questions

How Languages Work

Author: Carol Genetti
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521767446
Release Date: 2014-01-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This new introduction to linguistics presents language in all its amazing complexity, while guiding students gently through the basics. Students emerge with an appreciation of the diversity of the world's languages as well as a deeper understanding of the structure of language, and its broader social and cultural context.

Linguistics

Author: Adrian Akmajian
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262533263
Release Date: 2017-06-09
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The latest edition of a popular introductory linguistics text, now including a section on computational linguistics, new non-English examples, quizzes for each chapter, and additional special topics.

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics

Author: Christopher J. Hall
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826487335
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

'Christopher Hall's book is the best new introduction to linguistics that I have seen in decades. It is engagingly written without talking down to the reader and it covers all the subparts of the field in a comprehensive and even-handed manner. I plan to use it the next time that I teach an introductory course at Washington.' Professor Frederick J. Newmeyer, University of Washington 'With apt examples from novels and newspapers, courtroom trials and telephone conversations, the lowly and the mighty, his book repeatedly startles as it casts light on language. This is a bright, humorous, and completely accessible tour of 21st-century linguistics.' Professor Edward Finegan, University of Southern California This book introduces the fundamentals of human language from a linguistic point of view, using examples drawn from everyday life to aid comprehension, and encouraging critical thinking throughout. Besides presenting the fundamental building blocks of language and explaining how these function, the book also introduces other key elements of the discipline of linguistics, including language acquisition, applied linguistics, psycholinguistics and discourse analysis. Packed full of examples, this is the ideal introduction to language for those who are interested in studying linguistics, have already started a course, or just want to study at home.

Language Files

Author: Vedrana Mihalic̆ek
Publisher:
ISBN: 081425179X
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Since its inception, Language Files has become one of the most widely adopted, consulted, and authoritative introductory textbooks to linguistics ever written. The scope of the text makes it suitable for use in a wide range of courses, while its unique organization into student-friendly, self-contained sections allows for tremendous flexibility in course design. The eleventh edition has been revised, clarified, and updated in many places. This edition includes an all-new syntax chapter, new files on language and culture and on writing systems, restructured semantics files, and many new examples, exercises, and activities. Additional readings have been added to all chapters, and the number of cross-references among chapters has been increased. In addition, the accompanying Language Files webpage has links to online resources and websites related to language and linguistics that instructors and students may find interesting.

Saving Languages

Author: Lenore A. Grenoble
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521016525
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language endangerment has been the focus of much attention and as a result, a wide range of people are working to revitalize and maintain local languages. This book serves as a general reference guide to language revitalization, written not only for linguists and anthropologists, but also for language activists and community members who believe they should ensure the future use of their languages, despite their predicted loss. Drawing extensively on case studies, it sets out the necessary background and highlights central issues such as literacy, policy decisions, and allocation of resources. Its primary goal is to provide the essential tools for a successful language revitalization program, such as setting and achieving realistic goals, and anticipating and resolving common obstacles. Clearly written and informative, Saving Languages will be an invaluable resource for all those interested in the fate of small language communities around the globe.

Forensic Linguistics

Author: John Gibbons
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 0631212477
Release Date: 2003-01-31
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Forensic Linguistics is an introduction to the fascinating interface between language and the law. Provides an integrated and fully theorized understanding of language and law issues. Contains many helpful examples from genuine legal contexts and texts. Discusses linguistic sources of disadvantage before the law, particularly for ethnic minorities, children and abused women.

Forensic Linguistics Second Edition

Author: John Olsson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826493088
Release Date: 2008-05-31
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A revised and updated edition of John Olsson's practical introduction to Forensic Lingusitics. Provides essential reading for students and researchers approaching this branch of linguistics for the first time.

Linguistics

Author: Bruce Hayes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118670910
Release Date: 2013-04-19
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Linguistics: An Introduction to Linguistic Theory is a textbook, written for introductory courses in linguistic theory for undergraduate linguistics majors and first-year graduate students, by twelve major figures in the field, each bringing their expertise to one of the core areas of the field - morphology, syntax, semantics, phonetics, phonology, and language acquisition. In each section the book is concerned with discussing the underlying principles common to all languages, showing how these are revealed in language acquisition and in the specific grammars of the world's languages.

Language and Power

Author: Andrea Mayr
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826487445
Release Date: 2008-10-21
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

An overview of the field of institutional discourse, introducing the key theorists.