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.

Linguistics

Author: Bruce Hayes
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 0631197117
Release Date: 2001-02-08
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.

Linguistics

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ISBN: 0262510863
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Linguistics

"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. Theoretical concepts are introduced through the analysis of a wide set of language data from Arabic to Zulu. The student will learn how to 'do' linguistics by working through real linguistic data. Each section explains how to define and solve a problem; organizes the data into paradigms revealing the structured patterns in the data; formulates generalizations based on these patterns; proposes rules of principles to account for the generalization; and seeks independent evidence in its argument for the proposed theoretical constructs. Also included in each section are chapters on how children acquire these theoretical principles and concepts."--BOOK JACKET.

Answer Key For Linguistics

Author: Victoria A. Fromkin
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 0631228497
Release Date: 2001-08-22
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.

An Introduction to Linguistic Theory and Language Acquisition

Author: Stephen Crain
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 063119536X
Release Date: 1999-03-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Written by two of the foremost researchers in the field, the book benefits from their insight into conceptual issues, their understanding of experimentation, and their own pioneering research.

Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics

Author: John Lyons
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521095107
Release Date: 1968-06-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This is a comprehensive introduction to theoretical linguistics. It presupposes no previous knowledge and terms are defined as they are introduced; but it gives a rigorous and technical treatment of a wide range of topics, and brings the reader to an advanced level of understanding. Since its first publication in 1968 Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics has been one of the classic introductions to the discipline. In a field which is often seen as rapidly moving, it will continue to be used by students seeking an overview of the central areas of linguistics - phonetics and phonology, grammar and semantics - and to be of great value to anyone interested in the ways in which theory can help to explain the key problems of human language.

Language and Linguistics

Author: John Lyons
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521297753
Release Date: 1981-05-29
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This 1981 book is a general introduction to linguistics and the study of language, intended particularly for beginning students and readers with no previous knowledge or training in the subject. There is first a general account of the nature of language and of the aims, methods and basic principles of linguistic theory. John Lyons then introduces in turn each of the main sub-fields of linguistics: the sounds of language, grammar, semantics, language change, psycholinguistics: the sounds of language, grammar, semantics, language change, psycholinguistics, language and culture. Throughout the book he emphasizes particularly those aspects of the discipline that seem fundamental and most likely to remain important. He stresses throughout the cultural at least as much as the biological context of human language, and shows how the linguist's concerns connect productively with those of the traditional humanities and the social sciences. Each chapter has a wide-ranging set of discussion questions and revision exercises, and extensive suggestions for further reading. The exposition is marked throughout by the author's characteristic clarity, balance and authority.

Linguistic Reconstruction

Author: Anthony Fox
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0198700016
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

How and why are languages constantly changing? Historical lingustics seeks to find out by going beyond the history of individual languages to discover the general principles which underlie language change. But our evidence is severely limited. Most of the world's languages are still unwritten, and even in areas with long written traditions, such as Europe and the Near East, documentary evidence stretches only a little way back along the path of the historical development of languages.How, then, can we uncover our long linguistic prehistory, and what can it tell us about language change? This new textbook is an accessible general guide for students with an elementary knowledge of linguistics to the methods and theoretical bases of linguistic reconstruction, and of newer, less well established principles such as the application of linguistic universals and language typology, and quantitative techniques. Finally he reviews the principles for establishing language relationships and for uncovering information about the homelands and cultures of the prehistoric speakers of reconstructed languages.

I Language

Author: Daniela Isac
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199660179
Release Date: 2013-02-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The book introduces the major branches of theoretical linguistics - phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics - in the context of cognitive science, with reference to fields such as vision, auditory perception, and philosophy of mind.

Historical Linguistics

Author: Winfred P. Lehmann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136902239
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Historical Linguistics provides a comprehensive and clearly written introduction to historical linguistic theory and methods. Since its first publication in 1962 the book has established itself as core reading for students of linguistics. This edition has been thoroughly revised. Drawing on recent linguistic and archaeological research Professor Lehmann incorporates key developments in the field. These include exciting advances in the history and development of writing: and in typological classification which allows better understanding of the structure of early languages. Well-illustrated with Indo-European examples, and supplementary exercises which draw on data from other language families as well, the book will enable students to carry out independent work in historical studies on any language family, as well as up-to-date work in Indo-European.

The Acquisition of Swedish Grammar

Author: Gunlög Josefsson
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027252920
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This book provides a number of studies of different aspects of Swedish child language. Some of the thematic chapters present original, unpublished data: on the acquisition of tense, on the range and frequency of different word order patterns in early child Swedish, related to the input, meaning the language of adults talking to the children or in the presence of the children. The remaining chapters present overviews of previous research: on the acquisition of word formation rules, the noun phrase, and wh-questions. The introduction to this volume contains a concise overview of the basic features of Swedish grammar and a comprehensive overview of different Swedish child language corpora. The main body of research proceeds within a generative framework, but the text is designed to be accessible to researchers of different theoretical paradigms.

An Introduction to Korean Linguistics

Author: Eunhee Lee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317389903
Release Date: 2015-10-30
Genre: Foreign Language Study

An Introduction to Korean Linguistics is a valuable and comprehensive text for those with an interest in Korean linguistics. This book provides an in-depth introduction to the basics of Korean linguistics, and modern linguistic theory, in an accessible style. It features a step-by-step approach designed to lead the reader through the linguistic make-up of the language, from the basics of its sound system and sentence structure to the semantics of modern spoken Korean. Features include: Detailed chapters covering the core areas in the field of linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax Clear and accessible explanations which effectively demonstrate the intricacies and subtleties of the Korean language Suggested readings for those interested in expanding their knowledge of a specific topic Exercises designed to complement the factual and analytical issues covered in each chapter A comprehensive glossary of central terms and a companion website offering a wealth of additional materials. Korean is an invaluable language for the study of theoretical and comparative linguistics as it provides important examples and counter-examples to key issues, making An Introduction to Korean Linguistics an essential text for students and professional linguists alike.

Historical and Comparative Linguistics

Author: Raimo Anttila
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027235565
Release Date: 1989-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

In any course of historical and comparative linguistics there will be students of different language backgrounds, different levels of linguistic training, and different theoretical orientation. This textbook attempts to mitigate the problems raised by this heterogeneity in a number of ways. Since it is impossible to treat the language or language family of special interest to every student, the focus of this book is on English in particular and Indo-European languages in general, with Finnish and its closely related languages for contrast. The tenets of different schools of linguistics, and the controversies among them, are treated eclectically and objectively; the examination of language itself plays the leading role in our efforts to ascertain the comparative value of competing theories. This revised edition (1989) of a standard work for comparative linguists offers an added introduction dealing mainly with a semiotic basis of change, a final chapter on aspects of explanation, particularly in historical and human disciplines, and added sections on comparative syntax and on the semiotic status of the comparative method.

Portuguese

Author: Milton M. Azevedo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521805155
Release Date: 2005-01-13
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This book provides a clear and accessible introduction to the linguistic structure of Portuguese, and its sociolinguistic and historical background.

English Corpus Linguistics

Author: Charles F. Meyer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052100490X
Release Date: 2002-06-13
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

English Corpus Linguistics is a step-by-step guide to creating and analyzing linguistic corpora. The author shows how to collect and computerize data for inclusion in a corpus; how to annotate the data; and how to conduct a linguistic analysis of it once it has been created.