The Study Of Language 3rd Edition

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Designed for beginners, this best-selling textbook provides a thorough introduction to the study of language. It introduces the analysis of the key elements of language--sounds, words, structures and meanings, and provides a solid foundation in all of the essential topics. The third edition has been extensively revised to include new sections on important contemporary issues in language study, including language and culture, African American English, sign language, and slang. A comprehensive glossary provides useful explanations of technical terms, and each chapter contains a range of new study questions and research tasks, with suggested answers.


The Study Of Language

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Author by George Yule
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Editor : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 9781139486767
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File Pages : 339
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This best-selling textbook provides an engaging and user-friendly introduction to the study of language. Assuming no prior knowledge in the subject, Yule presents information in short, bite-sized sections, introducing the major concepts in language study – from how children learn language to why men and women speak differently, through all the key elements of language. This fourth edition has been revised and updated with twenty new sections, covering new accounts of language origins, the key properties of language, text messaging, kinship terms and more than twenty new word etymologies. To increase student engagement with the text, Yule has also included more than fifty new tasks, including thirty involving data analysis, enabling students to apply what they have learned. The online study guide offers students further resources when working on the tasks, while encouraging lively and proactive learning. This is the most fundamental and easy-to-use introduction to the study of language.


An Introduction To The Study Of Language

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Author by Leonard Bloomfield
Genre : Grammar, Comparative and general
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ISBN : UOM:39015065773965
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File Pages : 355
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Language And The Study Of Language

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Author by William Dwight Whitney
Genre : Comparative linguistics
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ISBN : UOM:39015002381443
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File Pages : 516
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The Study Of Language In 17th Century England

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Author by Vivian Salmon
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Editor : John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN : 9789027245359
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File Pages : 245
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This volume brings together a number of papers by Vivian Salmon, previously published in various journals and collections that are unfamiliar, and perhaps even inaccessible, to historians of the study of language. The central theme of the volume is the study of language in England in the 17th century. Papers in the first section treat aspects of the history of language teaching. The second section consists of three articles on the history of grammatical theory. The papers in the third and final section deal with the search for the universal language .


Teaching American English Pronunciation Oxford Handbooks For Language Teachers

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Author by Susan Ehrlich
Genre : Study Aids
Editor : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780194342681
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File Pages : 270
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As an ESL teacher, have you looked at the phonetics textbooks on the market and decided that they don't directly address your needs? Unlike pronunciation books aimed at students of linguistics or at learners of English, Teaching American English Pronunciation has been written specifically for ESL teachers. It doesn't only give academic descriptions, but also helps you to improve your students' pronunciation effectively.


A Short Introduction To The Study Of Language

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Author by Ellen Thompson
Genre : Language acquisition
Editor : Equinox Publishing (UK)
ISBN : 1781797730
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File Pages : 180
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A Short Introduction to the Study of Language provides an accessible and up-to-date invitation to key concepts of modern language study. Readers gain awareness of the scientific approach to language through examination of varied topics of current research interest. The book explores the following issues: How are young children, who have limited general cognitive capability, able to automatically pick up and use any language that is in their environment, quickly, easily and without effort? Do other animals have language - what about the complex communication systems of apes, bees and cephalods? What happens when an individual is raised in an environment in which they are not exposed to language? Are some languages simpler than others - do some languages lack grammar? Is English getting worse over time, and is there one "correct" way to speak English? This book introduces readers to work that linguists are engaged in today which explores these questions, and sheds light on a number of widespread myths and misconceptions about language.


Introduction To The Study Of Language

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Author by Tadeusz Milewski
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Editor : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN : 9783110813630
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File Pages : 204
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Language In Mind

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Author by Dedre Gentner
Genre : Psychology
Editor : MIT Press
ISBN : 0262571633
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File Pages : 548
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The idea that the language we speak influences the way we think has evoked perennial fascination and intense controversy. According to the strong version of this hypothesis, called the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis after the American linguists who propounded it, languages vary in their semantic partitioning of the world, and the structure of one's language influences how one understands the world. Thus speakers of different languages perceive the world differently. Although the last two decades have been marked by extreme skepticism concerning the possible effects of language on thought, recent theoretical and methodological advances in cognitive science have given the question new life. Research in linguistics and linguistic anthropology has revealed striking differences in cross-linguistic semantic patterns, and cognitive psychology has developed subtle techniques for studying how people represent and remember experience. It is now possible to test predictions about how a given language influences the thinking of its speakers. Language in Mind includes contributions from both skeptics and believers and from a range of fields. It contains work in cognitive psychology, cognitive development, linguistics, anthropology, and animal cognition. The topics discussed include space, number, motion, gender, theory of mind, thematic roles, and the ontological distinction between objects and substances. Contributors Melissa Bowerman, Eve Clark, Jill de Villiers, Peter de Villiers, Giyoo Hatano, Stan Kuczaj, Barbara Landau, Stephen Levinson, John Lucy, Barbara Malt, Dan Slobin, Steven Sloman, Elizabeth Spelke, and Michael Tomasello


New Horizons In The Study Of Language And Mind

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Author by Noam Chomsky
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Editor : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 0521658225
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File Pages : 252
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Outstanding and unique contribution to the philosophical study of language and mind by Noam Chomsky.