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For the love of language : an introduction to linguistics

Author: Kate Burridge; Tonya N Stebbins
Publisher: Port Melbourne, Australia Cambridge University Press 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First publishedView all editions and formats

Written by Kate Burridge and Tonya N. Stebbins, authors with extensive academic experience in the field of linguistics, this book includes examples from Australia, New Zealand and around the world to  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Burridge; Tonya N Stebbins
ISBN: 9781107618831 1107618835
OCLC Number: 952721666
Description: xviii, 497 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme
Contents: Part I. 'Using Language to Expose Language' - Setting the Scene: 1. What is language?; 2. What linguists do; 3. Ways to study language; Part II. 'In the Beginning was the Word' - Words, their Structure and Meaning: 4. What's in a word?; 5. Morphology - the structure of words; 6. Semantics - the meaning of words; Part III. 'The Deep Grooves of Language' - Sounds and Grammar; 7. Phonetics; 8. Phonology - the sound system; 9. Syntax - the structure of sentences; Part IV. 'Language Is a Social Fact' - Variation and Change: 10. Variation and identity; 11. Structure across time; 12. Languages and cultures in contact; Part V. 'Language that Rolls up its Sleeves' - Language at Work: 13. Language and text; 14. Language and interaction; 15. Language and social values; Part VI. 'Language is the Dress of Thought' - Language, Mind and World: 16. Language, mind and the brain; 17. Language acquisition; 18. Computational linguistics.
Responsibility: Kate Burridge, Tonya N. Stebbins.


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