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Concise Introduction to Linguistics

Concise Introduction to Linguistics - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0205572380

Cover of Concise Introduction to Linguistics 2ND 08 (ISBN 978-0205572380)
ISBN13: 978-0205572380
ISBN10: 0205572383
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 08
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2008
International: No

List price: $81.00

Concise Introduction to Linguistics - 2ND 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205572380

Bruce M. Rowe and Diane P. Levine

ISBN13: 978-0205572380
ISBN10: 0205572383
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 08
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

This student-friendly and well-balanced overview of the field of introductory linguistics pays special attention to linguistic anthropology and reveals the main contributions of linguistics to the study of human communication and how issues of culture are relevant. Its workbook format contains well-constructed exercises in every chapter that allow students to practice key concepts.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Nature of Communication The Nature of Communication Nonhuman and Human Communication Compared Chimpanzees and Gorillas in Controlled Environments Skepticism over Ape Language Studies Summary Suggested Reading Suggested Websites Review of Terms and Concepts End of Chapter Questions Chapter 2 The Phonological Component: Phonetics Articulatory Phonetics Consonants and Vowels Syllables and Syllabic Consonants Suprasegmentals Connected Speech Summary Suggested Reading Suggested Websites Review of Terms and Concepts End of Chapter Exercises Chapter 3 The Phonological Component: Phonology The Phoneme and the Concept of Significant Differences in Sounds Distinctive Feature Analysis Phonological Processes The Continuous and Complex Nature of Speech, Revised Summary Suggested Reading Suggested Websites Review of Terms and Concepts End of Chapter Exercises Chapter 4 The Morphological Component The Morpheme Morphological Typology How New Words Are Formed Lexical Categories Summary Suggested Reading Suggested Websites Review of Terms and Concepts End of Chapter Exercises Chapter 5 Syntax Syntactic Construction Grammaticality Judgments and Ambiguity The Constituent Structure of Sentences Phrase Structure Rules Transformational Rules Optional and Obligatory Transformations Summary Suggested Reading

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