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A concise introduction to linguistics

Author: Bruce M Rowe; Diane P Levine
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2018.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce M Rowe; Diane P Levine
ISBN: 9781315227283 1315227282 9781351852661 1351852663 9781351852678 1351852671 9781351852654 1351852655
OCLC Number: 1046085198
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Preface1. Introduction: The Nature of CommunicationThe Nature of CommunicationNonhuman and Human Communication ComparedChimpanzees and Gorillas in Controlled EnvironmentsSkepticism over Ape-Language Studies2. Phonetics: The Sounds Used in LanguagesArticulatory PhoneticsConsonants and VowelsSyllables and Syllabic ConsonantsSuprasegmentals3. Phonology: The Sound Patterns Used in LanguagesThe Phoneme and the Concept of Significant Differences in SoundsDistinctive Feature AnalysisPhonological ProcessesThe Continuous and Complex Nature of Speech, Revised4. Morphology: Words and How they are FormedThe MorphemeMorphological TypologyHow New Words Are FormedLexical Categories (Parts of Speech)5. Syntax: The Larger Patterns of LanguageSyntactic ConstructionThe Constituent Structure of SentencesPhrase Structure RulesTransformational RulesOptional and Obligatory TransformationsGrammaticality Judgments and Ambiguity6. Semantics: The Study of MeaningLanguage is a System of SymbolsThe Meaning of Words: Lexical SemanticsThe -nymsOther Kinds of Meaning: Structural SemanticsEntailment and Presupposition7. Pragmatics: How Language is Used and The Effect of Context on MeaningSpeech ActsSocial MeaningAffective MeaningPoliteness TheoryDiscourse AnalysisGreeting RitualsMaxims of ConversationOther Examples of these four Maxims of ConversationCross-Cultural Maxims of ConversationDifficulty in Processing Pragmatics 8. Sociolinguistics: Language and SocietyRegional DialectsAfrican American EnglishHispanic EnglishContact Languages: Pidgin and CreoleSituational Dialects or RegistersGender and Language9. Linguistic Anthropology: Language and CultureLinguistic Anthropology and Other Subfields of AnthropologyDisappearing, Reappearing, and Emerging LanguagesLanguage, Culture, Linguistic Relativism, and Linguistic RelativityHabituationLanguage and IdentityLanguage Enculturation: Three ExamplesLanguage and Nationalism10. Language AcquisitionLanguage and the BrainIdeas about Language AquisitionHow Do Children Acquire the Components of Language?Non Verbal CommunicationBilingualism11. Sign LanguageThe Nature of Sign LanguageWhat Is ASL?Nicaraguan Sign Language: The Birth of a New LanguageSocial Dimensions of Sign Language12. Writing SystemsWriting Is Secondary to Speech and Sign LanguageTypes of Writing SystemsThe History of WritingThe Printing PressA Few Words about Computers13. Nonverbal CommunicationWhat Does "Nonverbal" Mean?Kinesic BehaviorAffect DisplaysThe Eyes Have itPhysical AppearanceTouching (Tactile) BehaviorParalanguageProxemicsThe Physical EnvironmentA Brief Word about Nonverbal -Type Communication in Cyberspace"How-To" Books and Apps: A Word of Caution14. Historical LinguisticsThe Relationships among LanguagesTypes of Language ChangeHow Long Does It Take a Language to Change?The Spread of EnglishesNew JargonsAppendix A: Answers to Reviews of Terms and ConceptsAppendix B: Answers to Selected ExercisesAppendix C: Fieldwork ExercisesGlossaryIndex
Responsibility: Bruce M. Rowe and Diane P. Levine.


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