An Introduction to Language 10e

An Introduction to Language 10e
Author: Victoria Fromkin,Robert Rodman,Nina Hyams,Mengistu Amberber,Felicity Cox
Release: 2021-08-19
Editor: Cengage AU
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9780170450065
Language: en
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An Introduction to Language introduces students to the fascinating study of human language. Engagingly and clearly written, it provides an overview of the key areas of linguistics from an Australian perspective. Unique to this text, the International Phonetic Alphabet is represented by both HCE and MD versions, allowing lecturers to use whichever IPA system they prefer. Premium online teaching and learning tools are available on the MindTap platform. Learn more about the online tools au.cengage.com/mindtap

An Introduction to Language

An Introduction to Language
Author: Victoria Fromkin,Robert Rodman,Nina Hyams
Release: 2018-01-01
Editor: Cengage Learning
Pages: 624
ISBN: 1337559571
Language: en
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AN INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE, 11th Edition, offers an up-to-date look at language studies and linguistics in today's world. This product is fresh and modern, and includes new developments in linguistics and related fields that strengthen its appeal to a wider audience. At the same time, it maintains the acclaimed light, friendly, readable style and the breadth of coverage that have made it a perennial best seller. The authors examine grammatical subjects (e.g., morphology, syntax, semantics, phonetics, phonology), childhood language development and adult secondary language acquisition, and the tremendous leap in knowledge achieved in neurolinguistics. 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

An Introduction to Language
Author: Kirk Hazen
Release: 2014-06-24
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 456
ISBN: 9781118559956
Language: en
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An Introduction to Language offers an engaging guide tothe nature of language, focusing on how language works – itssounds, words, structures, and phrases – all investigatedthrough wide-ranging examples from Old English to contemporary popculture. Explores the idea of a scientific approach to language,inviting students to consider what qualities of language compriseeveryday skills for us, be they sounds, words, phrases, orconversation Helps shape our understanding of what language is, howit works, and why it is both elegantly complex and essentialto who we are Includes exercises within each chapter to help readers explorekey concepts and directly observe the patterns that are part of allhuman language Examines linguistic variation and change to illustrate socialnuances and language-in-use, drawing primarily on examples fromEnglish Avoids linguistic jargon, focusing instead on a broader andmore general approach to the study of language, and making it idealfor those coming to the subject for the first time Supported by additional web resources – available uponpublication at ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/hazen/introlanguage"www.wiley.com/go/hazen/introlanguage/a– including student study aids and testbank and notes forinstructors

An Introduction to Language with Online Study Tools 12 Months

An Introduction to Language with Online Study Tools 12 Months
Author: Victoria Fromkin,Robert Rodman,Nina Hyams,Mengistu Amberber,Felicity Cox,Rosalind Thornton
Release: 2017
Editor: Cengage AU
Pages: 632
ISBN: 9780170386807
Language: en
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An Introduction to Language continues to be instrumental in introducing students to the fascinating study of human language. Engagingly and clearly written, it provides an overview of the key areas of linguistics from an Australian perspective. This classic text is suitable for students in fields as diverse as linguistics, computer science, English, communication studies, anthropology, foreign language teaching and speech pathology. The text is divided into four sections, and chapters take you through the nature of human language, the grammatical aspects and psychology of language, finishing with language and its relation to society. Chapters have also been reworked and revised to keep all syntax up-to-date and accurate. Popular features from previous editions have been retained for this ninth edition including learning objectives and margin definitions in each chapter, along with summary tables inside the covers, which assist you to learn core concepts and terminology.gy.

An Introduction to Language

An Introduction to Language
Author: Victoria Fromkin
Release: 1996-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 555
ISBN: 0729532054
Language: en
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Third Australian edition of Fromkin and Rodman's US text modified and extended for interdisciplinary Australian use. Topics include the nature of language, grammatical, social and biological aspects, language in the computer age, and Aboriginal English, pidgins and creoles. Each chapter includes a summary, exercises, references and further reading. With glossary and index. Blair is head of the school of English, linguistics and media at Macquarie University, and Collins teaches English at the University of New South Wales.

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics
Author: Ralph Fasold,Jeffrey Connor-Linton
Release: 2006-03-06
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 481
ISBN: 9781107717664
Language: en
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This accessible textbook is the only introduction to linguistics in which each chapter is written by an expert who teaches courses on that topic, ensuring balanced and uniformly excellent coverage of the full range of modern linguistics. Assuming no prior knowledge the text offers a clear introduction to the traditional topics of structural linguistics (theories of sound, form, meaning, and language change), and in addition provides full coverage of contextual linguistics, including separate chapters on discourse, dialect variation, language and culture, and the politics of language. There are also up-to-date separate chapters on language and the brain, computational linguistics, writing, child language acquisition, and second-language learning. The breadth of the textbook makes it ideal for introductory courses on language and linguistics offered by departments of English, sociology, anthropology, and communications, as well as by linguistics departments.

An Introduction to the Study of Language

An Introduction to the Study of Language
Author: Leonard Bloomfield
Release: 1914
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 355
ISBN: UOM:39015065773965
Language: en
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An Introduction to Grammar for Language Learners

An Introduction to Grammar for Language Learners
Author: Don Ringe
Release: 2018-08-23
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 235
ISBN: 9781108425155
Language: en
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Explains universal concepts of language structure to help students preparing to study a foreign language.

An Introduction to Language and Society

An Introduction to Language and Society
Author: Martin Montgomery
Release: 2013-04-15
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781136010309
Language: en
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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.

Student Workbook for an Introduction to Language

Student Workbook for an Introduction to Language
Author: Victoria Fromkin,Robert Rodman,Nina Hyams,Kirsten M. Hummel
Release: 2009-11-30
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0176474250
Language: en
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The perfect way to prepare for exams and get the grade you want! Easy access to describe: (ex: key learning objectives for each chapter, outlines of key sections, self-test questions, and sets of problems similar to those in the text and the Test Bank, but with fully worked-out solutions.

The Sounds of Language

The Sounds of Language
Author: Henry Rogers
Release: 2014-05-12
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781317877752
Language: en
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Phonetics is the scientific study of sounds used in language- how the sounds are produced, how they are transferred from the speaker to the hearer and how they are heard and perceived. The Sounds of Language provides an accessible, general introduction to phonetics with a special emphasis on English. Focusing on the phonetics of English, the first section allows students to get an overall view of the subject. Two standard accents of English are presented- RP (Received Pronunciation), the standard accent of England, and GA (General American), the standard accent throughout much of North America. The discussion is arranged so that students can read only the RP or GA portions, if desired. Sixteen additional accents of English spoken around the world are also covered to provide students with wider international coverage. The author then moves on to introduce acoustics phonetics in an accessible manner for those without a science background. The last section of the book provides a detailed discussion of all aspects of speech with extensive examples from languages around the world. Containing student-friendly features such as extensive exercises for practising the sounds covered in each chapter; a glossary of technical terms; instructions on how to write phonetic symbols; the latest International Phonetic Alphabet chart and a detailed list of English consonantal variants, The Sounds of Language provides an excellent introduction to phonetics to students of linguistics and speech pathology and students of English as a second language.

The Sounds of Language

The Sounds of Language
Author: Elizabeth C. Zsiga
Release: 2013-01-29
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 502
ISBN: 9781405191036
Language: en
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The Sounds of Language is an introductory guide to the linguistic study of speech sounds, which provides uniquely balanced coverage of both phonology and phonetics. Features exercises and problem sets, as well as supporting online resources at www.wiley.com/go/zsiga, including additional discussion questions and exercises, as well as links to further resources such as sound files, video files, and useful websites Creates opportunities for students to practice data analysis and hypothesis testing Integrates data on sociolinguistic variation, first language acquisition, and second language learning Explores diverse topics ranging from the practical, such as how to make good digital recordings, make a palatogram, solve a phoneme/allophone problem, or read a spectrogram; to the theoretical, including the role of markedness in linguistic theory, the necessity of abstraction, features and formal notation, issues in speech perception as distinct from hearing, and modelling sociolinguistic and other variations Organized specifically to fit the needs of undergraduate students of phonetics and phonology, and is structured in a way which enables instructors to use the text both for a single semester phonetics and phonology course or for a two-course sequence

An Introduction to the Psychology of Language PLE Psycholinguistics

An Introduction to the Psychology of Language  PLE  Psycholinguistics
Author: Peter Herriot
Release: 2013-10-23
Editor: Psychology Press
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9781135006679
Language: en
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Originally published in 1970, this was Peter Herriot’s first book. In this objective, critical evaluation of a rapidly expanding field, Professor Herriot examines language as skilled behaviour, generative linguistics and psychology, behaviourist approaches to meaning, language acquisition and impairment, and language and thought. He stresses throughout the necessity for empirical research and for experimental verification of hypotheses; he also feels that language behaviour should be analysed in a comprehensive form, placing emphasis not only on structural aspects but also on the importance of meaning and context to any account of language. Today it can be read and enjoyed in its historical context.

Making Sense of Bad English

Making Sense of  Bad English
Author: Elizabeth Peterson
Release: 2019-10-17
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 166
ISBN: 9781000652314
Language: en
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Why is it that some ways of using English are considered "good" and others are considered "bad"? Why are certain forms of language termed elegant, eloquent or refined, whereas others are deemed uneducated, coarse, or inappropriate? Making Sense of "Bad English" is an accessible introduction to attitudes and ideologies towards the use of English in different settings around the world. Outlining how perceptions about what constitutes "good" and "bad" English have been shaped, this book shows how these principles are based on social factors rather than linguistic issues and highlights some of the real-life consequences of these perceptions. Features include: an overview of attitudes towards English and how they came about, as well as real-life consequences and benefits of using "bad" English; explicit links between different English language systems, including child’s English, English as a lingua franca, African American English, Singlish, and New Delhi English; examples taken from classic names in the field of sociolinguistics, including Labov, Trudgill, Baugh, and Lambert, as well as rising stars and more recent cutting-edge research; links to relevant social parallels, including cultural outputs such as holiday myths, to help readers engage in a new way with the notion of Standard English; supporting online material for students which features worksheets, links to audio and news files, further examples and discussion questions, and background on key issues from the book. Making Sense of "Bad English" provides an engaging and thought-provoking overview of this topic and is essential reading for any student studying sociolinguistics within a global setting.

I Language

I Language
Author: Daniela Isac,Charles Reiss
Release: 2008-04-24
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 318
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131701448
Language: en
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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.

Language Acquisition and the Theory of Parameters

Language Acquisition and the Theory of Parameters
Author: Nina Hyams
Release: 2012-12-06
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9789400946385
Language: en
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This book is perhaps the most stunning available demonstration of the explanatory power of the parametric approach to linguistic theory. It is akin, not to a deductive proof, but to the discovery of a footprint in a far-off place which leaves an archeologist elated. The book is full of intricate reasoning, but the stunning aspect is that the reasoning moves between not only complex syntax and diverse languages, but it makes predictions about what two-year-old children will assume about the jumble of linguistic input that confronts them. Those predictions, Hyams shows, are supported by a discriminating analysis of acquisition data in English and Italian. Let us examine the linguistic context for a moment before we discuss her theory. The ultimate issue in linguistic theory is the explanation of how a child can acquire any human language. To capture this fact we must posit an innate mechanism which meets two opposite constraints: it must be broad enough to account for the diversity of human language, and narrow enough so that the child does not make irrelevant hypotheses about his own language, particularly ones from which there is no recovery. That is, a child must not posit a grammar which permits all of the sentences of a language as well as other sentences which are not in the language. In a word, the child must not create a language in which one cannot make adult discriminations between grammatical and ungrammatical.

Linguistics

Linguistics
Author: Adrian Akmajian,Robert M. Harnish
Release: 2017-06-09
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0262344165
Language: en
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The latest edition of a popular introductory text, including a section on computational linguistics, new non-English examples, quizzes for each chapter, and additional special topics. With this edition, Linguistics and content formerly included in A Linguistics Workbook are available as an interactive online textbook. Access codes are required for the interactive eTextbook. New print copies of this book include a card affixed to the inside back cover with a unique access code. If you purchased a used copy of this book, this is a separately purchased printed access card.

An Introduction to Genetics for Language Scientists

An Introduction to Genetics for Language Scientists
Author: Dan Dediu
Release: 2015-03-12
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 299
ISBN: 9781107001299
Language: en
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An introduction to genetics aimed at language scientists, with carefully selected concepts, methods and findings exploring language and speech.

Linguistics

Linguistics
Author: Bruce Hayes,Susan Curtiss,Anna Szabolcsi,Tim Stowell,Edward Stabler,Dominique Sportiche,Hilda Koopman,Patricia Keating,Pamela Munro,Nina Hyams,Donca Steriade
Release: 2013-04-19
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781118670910
Language: en
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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 Files

Language Files
Author: Department Of Linguistics
Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 742
ISBN: 0814252702
Language: en
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Language Files: Materials for an Introduction to Language and Linguistics 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 twelfth edition has been significantly revised, clarified, and updated throughout--with particular attention to the chapters on phonetics, phonology, pragmatics, and especially psycholinguistics. The restructured chapter on psycholinguistics makes use of recent research on language in the brain and includes expanded coverage of language processing disorders, introducing students to current models of speech perception and production and cutting-edge research techniques. In addition, exercises have been updated, and icons have been added to the text margins throughout the book, pointing instructors and students to useful and engaging audio files, videos, and other online resources on the accompanying Language Files website, which has also been significantly expanded.