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An introduction to language and linguistics

Author: Ralph W Fasold; Jeff Connor-Linton
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work offers an introduction to the traditional topics of structural linguistics: theories of sound, form, meaning, and language change and also provides coverage of contextual linguistics, including chapters on discourse, dialect variation, language and culture, and the politics of language.
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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph W Fasold; Jeff Connor-Linton
ISBN: 9780521847681 0521847680 9780521612357 0521612357
OCLC Number: 62532880
Description: xv, 540 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction / Ralph Fasold and Jeff Connor-Linton --
The sounds of language / Elizabeth Zsiga --
Words and their parts / Donna Lardiere --
The structure of sentences / David Lightfoot and Ralph Fasold --
Meaning / Paul Portner --
Discourse / Deborah Schiffrin --
Child language acquisition / Kendall A. King --
Language and the brain / Michael T. Ullman --
Language change / Shaligram Shukla and Jeff Connor-Linton --
Dialect variation / Natalie Schilling-Estes --
Language and culture / Deborah Tanne --
The politics of language / Ralph Fasold --
Writing / Jeff Connor-Linton --
Second language acquisition / Alison Mackey --
Computational linguistics / Inderjeet Mani.
Other Titles: Language and linguistics
Responsibility: edited by Ralph Fasold and Jeff Connor-Linton.
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