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General linguistics : an introductory survey

Author: R H Robins
Publisher: London ; New York : Longman, 1989.
Series: Longman linguistics library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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This fourth edition seeks to cover recent developments in linguistic theory while continuing to provide an introductory survey of the whole range of general linguistic studies. It is aimed at both  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Einführung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Robins, R.H. (Robert Henry).
General linguistics.
London ; New York : Longman, 1989
(OCoLC)648414544
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R H Robins
ISBN: 0582291445 9780582291447
OCLC Number: 17649813
Description: xxiii, 445 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part 1: General linguistics - the scope of the subject: linguistics as the study of language, and as a science; semanticsPart 2: Theoretical and methodological considerations: abstractions; dialect, idiolect, style; the structural treatment of lexical meaningPart 3: Phonetics: articulatory phonetics; the organs of speech; segmentation - vowel and consonant; acoustic phonetics; plurisegmental features; phonetics in linguisticsPart 4: Phonology: speech and writing; narrow and broad transcription; the phoneme theory; further developmentsPart 5: Grammar - grammatical elements: the sentence; the word; the morpheme; the semantic status of morphemesPart 6: Grammar - grammatical classes, structures and categories: syntactic relations; word classes; immediate constituents; grammatical categories; subclasses and irregularities; transformational-generative linguistics (TG), the theory of syntax, generalized phase structure grammar (GPSG), dependency grammars, post-"structuralist" theories, tagmemics, M.A.K.Halliday - systemic grammar, and stratificational linguisticsPart 7: Linguistic comparison: historically orientated comparison of languages (comparative and historical linguistics); typological comparisonPart 8: Wider perspectives: linguistics and anthropology; - and sociology; - and philosophy; - and psychology; - and language teaching; - and communications engineering; - and literature; outline of the history of linguistic studies in Western Europe
Series Title: Longman linguistics library.
Responsibility: R.H. Robins.

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