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Author: Virginia P Clark; Paul A Eschholz; Alfred F Rosa
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Language: Introductory Readings offers forty-four thematically arranged readings on crucial topics in linguistics. This new edition offers fourteen new selections and five commissioned selections have been specially updated. Substantial apparatus includes part introductions, head- notes for each selection, and selected bibliographies and projects for each part.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia P Clark; Paul A Eschholz; Alfred F Rosa
ISBN: 0312005083 9780312005085 0333608941 9780333608944
OCLC Number: 30717612
Description: xii, 736 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Language and its study. Language : an introduction / W.F. Bolton --
Nine ideas about language / Harvey A. Daniels --
Song of the canary / Lewis Thomas --
To be human : language and the study of language / Julia S. Falk ----
pt. 2. Language acquisition. The acquisition of language / Breyne Arlene Moskowitz --
Developmental milestones in motor and language development / Eric H. Lenneberg --
Predestinate grooves : is there a preordained language "program"? / Jean Aitchison --
How children learn words / George A. Miller and Patricia M. Gildea --
Preschool language development : Brown's stages of development / Robert E. Owens, Jr. --
Learning and using a second language / Jeannine Heny ----
pt. 3. Language and the brain. Brain and language / Jeannine Heny --
The loss of language / Howard Gardner --
Crazy talk / Elaine Chaika --
From speaking act to natural word : animals, communication, and language / William Kemp and Roy Smith --
The continuity paradox / Derek Bickerton ----
pt. 4. Phonetics, phonology, and morphology. Phonetics / Edward Callary --
The rules of language / Morris Halle --
The minimal united of meaning : morphemes / The Ohio State University language files --
The identification of morphemes ; Morphology : three exercises / H.A. Gleason, Jr. --
Word-making : some sources of new words / W. Nelson Francis ----
pt. 5. Syntax, semantics, and discourse. What do native speakers know about their language? / Roderick A. Jacobs and Peter S. Rosenbaum --
Syntax : the structure of sentences / Frank Heny --
The meaning of a word / George L. Dillon --
Bad birds and better birds : some prototype theories / Jean Aitchison --
Pragmatics / Madelon E. Heatherington --
Discourse routines / Elaine Chaika --
Girl talk--boy talk / John Pfeiffer ----
pt. 6. Language variation : regional and social. Speech communities / Paul Roberts --
Social and regional variation / Albert H. Marckwardt and J.L. Dillard --
Dialects : how they differ / Roger W. Shuy --
The study of nonstandard English / William Labov --
Pidgins and Creoles / David Crystal --
Language among Black Americans / Elizabeth Whatley ----
pt. 7. Historical linguistics and language change. Comparative and historical linguistics / Jeanne H. Herndon --
The Indo-European language / Paul Thieme --
Relationships of some Indo-European languages with detail of English dialects / Jeanne H. Herndon --
A brief history of English / Paul Roberts --
Language change : progress or decay? / Jean Aitchison ----
pt. 8. Broader perspectives. Sign language / George Yule --
Nonverbal communication / George A. Miller --
Languages and writing / John P. Hughes --
Dictionaries, change, and computers / James Larkin --
Speaking with a single tongue / Jared Diamond.
Responsibility: Virginia P. Clark, Paul A. Eschholz, Alfred F. Rosa, editors.

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