An Introduction to Language 10e Book

An Introduction to Language 10e


  • Author : Victoria Fromkin
  • Publisher : Cengage AU
  • Release Date : 2021-08-19
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9780170450065

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An Introduction to Language 10e Excerpt :

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

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An Introduction to Language


  • Author : Victoria Fromkin
  • Publisher : Thomson/Nelson
  • Release Date : 2005-09-29
  • Genre: Language and languages
  • Pages : 715
  • ISBN 10 : 0176406263

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An Introduction to Language Excerpt :

An Introduction to Language, Third Canadian Edition, offers students an up-to-date Canadian perspective on the study of language. This text provides students with the basic tools that will help them advance in a variety of disciplines, including education, psychology, languages, anthropology, communications, computer science, and linguistics.Clearly written and often humorous, with numerous exercises that allow students to test their knowledge, this text will help students better understand one of the essential aspects of our human existence: our ability to use and manipulate language.

An Introduction to Language Book

An Introduction to Language


  • Author : Kirk Hazen
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-06-24
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118559956

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An Introduction to Language Excerpt :

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 and Linguistics Book

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics


  • Author : Ralph Fasold
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-03-06
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 481
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107717664

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An Introduction to Language and Linguistics Excerpt :

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 Grammar for Language Learners Book

An Introduction to Grammar for Language Learners


  • Author : Don Ringe
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-23
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108425155

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An Introduction to Grammar for Language Learners Excerpt :

Explains universal concepts of language structure to help students preparing to study a foreign language.

An Introduction to Language with Online Study Tools 12 Months Book

An Introduction to Language with Online Study Tools 12 Months


  • Author : Victoria Fromkin
  • Publisher : Cengage AU
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Language and languages
  • Pages : 632
  • ISBN 10 : 9780170386807

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An Introduction to Language with Online Study Tools 12 Months Excerpt :

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.

The Sounds of Language Book

The Sounds of Language


  • Author : Elizabeth C. Zsiga
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-01-29
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 502
  • ISBN 10 : 9781405191036

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The Sounds of Language Excerpt :

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 Language and Society Book

An Introduction to Language and Society


  • Author : Martin Montgomery
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-04-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136010309

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An Introduction to Language and Society Excerpt :

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.

For the Love of Language Book

For the Love of Language


  • Author : Kate Burridge
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-12
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 667
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108701013

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For the Love of Language Excerpt :

For the Love of Language: An Introduction to Linguistics is an engaging introduction to human language and the role of linguistics in understanding its fundamental design, acquisition and functions. Replete with case studies and examples from Australia, New Zealand and around the world, this text offers a thorough introduction to core topics, including the structure and meaning of words, the systems that organise language, strategies for learning about language, the evolution of language and the function of language as a complex social resource. The second edition includes extensive new content across the entire text, including the areas of orthography, syntax, corpus linguistics, language acquisition and multilingualism. Each topic is accompanied by a wide array of pedagogical resources designed to consolidate student understanding, including examples and exercises. Each chapter ends with a research project, providing readers with an opportunity to build on fundamental skills and engage more thoroughly with each topic.

Language Acquisition and the Theory of Parameters Book

Language Acquisition and the Theory of Parameters


  • Author : Nina Hyams
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN 10 : 9789400946385

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Language Acquisition and the Theory of Parameters Excerpt :

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.

Making Sense of  Bad English  Book

Making Sense of Bad English


  • Author : Elizabeth Peterson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-10-17
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000652314

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Making Sense of Bad English Excerpt :

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.

Language in the Real World Book

Language in the Real World


  • Author : Susan J. Behrens
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-05-13
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136887253

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Language in the Real World Excerpt :

Language in the Real World challenges traditional approaches to linguistics to provide an innovative introduction to the subject. By first examining the real world applications of core areas of linguistics and then addressing the theory behind these applications, this text offers an inductive, illustrative, and interactive overview for students. Key areas covered include animal communication, phonology, language variation, gender and power, lexicography, translation, forensic linguistics, language acquisition, ASL, and language disorders. Each chapter, written by an expert in the field, is introduced by boxed notes listing the key points covered and features an author’s note to readers that situates the chapter in its real world context. Activities and pointers for further study and reading are also integrated into the chapters and an end of text glossary is provided to aid study. Professors and students will benefit from the interactive Companion Website that includes a student section featuring comments and hints on the chapter exercises within the book, a series of flash cards to test knowledge and further reading and links to key resources. Material for professors includes essay and multiple choice questions based on each chapter and additional general discussion topics. Language in the Real World shows that linguistics can be appreciated, studied, and enjoyed by actively engaging real world applications of linguistic knowledge and principles and will be essential reading for students with an interest in language. Visit the Companion Website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/languagerealworld

How Languages Work Book

How Languages Work


  • Author : Carol Genetti
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-23
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 677
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521767446

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How Languages Work Excerpt :

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.

The Sounds of Language Book

The Sounds of Language


  • Author : Henry Rogers
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-05-12
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317877752

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The Sounds of Language Excerpt :

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.