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Beginning linguistics

Author: Laurie Bauer
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This introduction to linguistics for the absolute beginner focuses on the core topics of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Theoretically-neutral, each essential topic is covered in depth and the author's engaging style encourages interaction from students by using regular short questions to check comprehension."--Publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Introduction
Textbooks
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Bauer
ISBN: 9780230231696 9780230231702 0230231691 0230231705
OCLC Number: 760977179
Description: xvii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Contents note continued: 5. Morphology --
5.1. The legal importance of analysing words --
5.2. The bits of words --
5.3. Two types of affix and their implications --
5.4. The same but different revisited --
5.5. Phonological effects in morphology --
5.6.Compounds --
5.7. Where do the affixes go? (Advanced) --
5.8. Reduplication (Advanced) --
5.9. Summing up --
6. Syntax --
6.1. Why we need syntax --
6.2. Substitution and word-classes --
6.3. Sticking words together --
6.4. Rules: Observed regularity returns --
6.5. Form and function: You look familiar, but what are you doing here? --
6.6. Ergativity (Advanced) --
6.7. The order of sentence elements (Advanced) --
6.8. Summing up --
7. Pragmatics --
7.1. The interface with the world --
7.2. Speech acts --
7.3. Gricean principles --
7.4. Being polite --
7.5. Drawing conclusions --
7.6. Texts --
7.7. Doing gender (Advanced) --
7.8. Summing up --
8. Conclusion --
8.1.A summing up and a new start --
8.2. Some fundamental problems in linguistics. Contents note continued: 8.3. Some problems of doing linguistics --
8.4. Some links between modules --
8.5. Where to go? --
8.6. Envoi --
Appendices --
A. Glossary --
B. Languages mentioned --
C. Answers to questions --
D. Assignments and study questions.
Responsibility: Laurie Bauer.

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