The Study of Language

The Study of Language
Author by: George Yule
Release: 2010-03-04
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139486767
Language: en
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This best-selling textbook provides an engaging and user-friendly introduction to the study of language. Assuming no prior knowledge in the subject, Yule presents information in short, bite-sized sections, introducing the major concepts in language study – from how children learn language to why men and women speak differently, through all the key elements of language. This fourth edition has been revised and updated with twenty new sections, covering new accounts of language origins, the key properties of language, text messaging, kinship terms and more than twenty new word etymologies. To increase student engagement with the text, Yule has also included more than fifty new tasks, including thirty involving data analysis, enabling students to apply what they have learned. The online study guide offers students further resources when working on the tasks, while encouraging lively and proactive learning. This is the most fundamental and easy-to-use introduction to the study of language.

The Study of Language

The Study of Language
Author by: George Yule
Release: 2010-03-04
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 338
ISBN: 0521765277
Language: en
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SUMMARY:

This best-selling textbook provides an engaging and user-friendly introduction to the study of language. Assuming no prior knowledge in the subject, Yule presents information in short, bite-sized sections, introducing the major concepts in language study - from how children learn language to why men and women speak differently, through all the key elements of language. This fourth edition has been revised and updated with twenty new sections, covering new accounts of language origins, the key properties of language, text messaging, kinship terms and more than twenty new word etymologies. To increase student engagement with the text, Yule has also included more than fifty new tasks, including thirty involving data analysis, enabling students to apply what they have learned. The online study guide offers students further resources when working on the tasks, while encouraging lively and proactive learning. This is the most fundamental and easy-to-use introduction to the study of language.

The Study of Language

The Study of Language
Author by: George Yule
Release: 2016-10-27
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 368
ISBN: 1316606759
Language: un
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This bestselling textbook provides an engaging and user-friendly introduction to the study of language. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, Yule presents information in bite-sized sections, clearly explaining the major concepts in linguistics through all the key elements of language. This sixth edition has been revised and updated throughout, with substantial changes made to the chapters on phonetics, grammar and syntax, and eighty new study questions. To increase student engagement and to foster problem-solving and critical thinking skills, the book also includes twenty new tasks. An expanded and revised online study guide provides students with further resources, including answers and tutorials for all tasks, while encouraging lively and proactive learning. This is the most fundamental and easy-to-use introduction to the study of language.

An Introduction to the Study of Language

An Introduction to the Study of Language
Author by: Leonard Bloomfield
Release: 1983-01-01
Editor: John Benjamins Publishing
Pages: 383
ISBN: 9789027280473
Language: en
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This is a fac simile edition of Bloomfield's An Introduction to the Study of Language (New York 1914), with an introductory article by Joseph S. Kess. Leonard Bloomfield (1887-1949) was responsible for two classic textbooks in the field of linguistics. The earlier, reproduced here, shows some striking differences to his later views, reflecting much of the then-current thinking on language matters. As such, it represents not only an interesting commentary on the theoretical development of an extremely influential linguist, but more importantly, it is a telling document in the evolving history of the discipline and a rich source for the (psycho)linguist interested in how and why we got from where we were to where we are.

Language and the Study of Language

Language and the Study of Language
Author by: William Dwight Whitney
Release: 1867
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 489
ISBN: BL:A0019086089
Language: en
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New Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind

New Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind
Author by: Noam Chomsky,Institute Professor & Professor of Linguistics (Emeritus) Noam Chomsky
Release: 2000-04-13
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 230
ISBN: 0521658225
Language: en
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Outstanding and unique contribution to the philosophical study of language and mind by Noam Chomsky.

A Short Introduction to the Study of Language

A Short Introduction to the Study of Language
Author by: Ellen Thompson
Release: 2018-11-23
Editor: Equinox Publishing (UK)
Pages: 180
ISBN: 1781797730
Language: en
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A Short Introduction to the Study of Language provides an accessible and up-to-date invitation to key concepts of modern language study. Readers gain awareness of the scientific approach to language through examination of varied topics of current research interest. The book explores the following issues: How are young children, who have limited general cognitive capability, able to automatically pick up and use any language that is in their environment, quickly, easily and without effort? Do other animals have language - what about the complex communication systems of apes, bees and cephalods? What happens when an individual is raised in an environment in which they are not exposed to language? Are some languages simpler than others - do some languages lack grammar? Is English getting worse over time, and is there one "correct" way to speak English? This book introduces readers to work that linguists are engaged in today which explores these questions, and sheds light on a number of widespread myths and misconceptions about language.

Teaching American English Pronunciation Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers

Teaching American English Pronunciation   Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers
Author by: Susan Ehrlich,Peter Avery
Release: 2013-05-20
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 270
ISBN: 9780194342681
Language: en
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As an ESL teacher, have you looked at the phonetics textbooks on the market and decided that they don't directly address your needs? Unlike pronunciation books aimed at students of linguistics or at learners of English, Teaching American English Pronunciation has been written specifically for ESL teachers. It doesn't only give academic descriptions, but also helps you to improve your students' pronunciation effectively.

The Virtual Linguistics Campus

The Virtual Linguistics Campus
Author by: Jürgen Handke, Peter Franke
Release: 2021
Editor: Waxmann Verlag
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9783830966890
Language: en
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Formal Models in the Study of Language

Formal Models in the Study of Language
Author by: Joanna Blochowiak,Cristina Grisot,Stephanie Durrleman,Christopher Laenzlinger
Release: 2017-03-20
Editor: Springer
Pages: 475
ISBN: 9783319488325
Language: en
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This volume presents articles that focus on the application of formal models in the study of language in a variety of innovative ways, and is dedicated to Jacques Moeschler, professor at University of Geneva, to mark the occasion of his 60th birthday. The contributions, by seasoned and budding linguists of all different linguistic backgrounds, reflect Jacques Moeschler’s diverse and visionary research over the years. The book contains three parts. The first part shows how different formal models can be applied to the analysis of such diverse problems as the syntax, semantics and pragmatics of tense, aspect and deictic expressions, syntax and pragmatics of quantifiers and semantics and pragmatics of connectives and negation. The second part presents the application of formal models to the treatment of cognitive issues related to the use of language, and in particular, demonstrating cognitive accounts of different types of human interactions, the context in utterance interpretation (salience, inferential comprehension processes), figurative uses of language (irony pretence), the role of syntax in Theory of Mind in autism and the analysis of the aesthetics of nature. Finally, the third part addresses computational and corpus-based approaches to natural language for investigating language variation, language universals and discourse related issues. This volume will be of great interest to syntacticians, pragmaticians, computer scientists, semanticians and psycholinguists.

Writing Essays About Literature

Writing Essays About Literature
Author by: Katherine O. Acheson
Release: 2010-12-20
Editor: Broadview Press
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1770482776
Language: en
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This book gives students an answer to the question, “What does my professor want from this essay?” In lively, direct language, it explains the process of creating “a clearly-written argument, based on evidence, about the meaning, power, or structure of a literary work.” Using a single poem by William Carlos Williams as the basis for the process of writing a paper about a piece of literature, it walks students through the processes of reading, brainstorming, researching secondary sources, gathering evidence, and composing and editing the paper. Writing Essays About Literature is designed to strengthen argumentation skills and deepen understanding of the relationships between the reader, the author, the text, and critical interpretations. Its lessons about clarity, precision, and the importance of providing evidence will have wide relevance for student writers.

Language in Mind

Language in Mind
Author by: Dedre Gentner,Susan Goldin-Meadow
Release: 2003
Editor: MIT Press
Pages: 528
ISBN: 0262571633
Language: en
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Contemporary investigations of the Whorfian idea that language influences how we perceive and understand the world.

Introduction to the Study of the History of Language

Introduction to the Study of the History of Language
Author by: Herbert Augustus Strong,Willem Sijbrand Logeman,Benjamin Ide Wheeler
Release: 1891
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 435
ISBN: PSU:000057476780
Language: en
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Why Study Linguistics

Why Study Linguistics
Author by: Kristin Denham,Anne Lobeck
Release: 2018-09-21
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9780429815638
Language: en
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Why Study Linguistics is designed to help anyone with an interest in studying language understand what linguistics is, and what linguists do. Exploring how the scientific study of language differs from other ways of investigating this uniquely human behavior, Why Study Linguistics:? explores the various topics that students of linguistics study, including sound systems of language, the structure of words and sentences and their meanings, and the wider social context of language change and language variation;? explains what you might do with a degree in linguistics and the kinds of jobs and careers that studying linguistics prepares you for; is supported by a list of links to additional resources available online.? This book is the first of its kind and will be essential reading for anyone considering a course of study in this fascinating subject, as well as teachers, advisors, student mentors, and anyone who wants to know more about the scientific study of language.

The Study of Language in 17th century England

The Study of Language in 17th century England
Author by: Vivian Salmon
Release: 1988-01-01
Editor: John Benjamins Publishing
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9789027245359
Language: en
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This volume brings together a number of papers by Vivian Salmon, previously published in various journals and collections that are unfamiliar, and perhaps even inaccessible, to historians of the study of language. The central theme of the volume is the study of language in England in the 17th century. Papers in the first section treat aspects of the history of language teaching. The second section consists of three articles on the history of grammatical theory. The papers in the third and final section deal with the search for the universal language .

The Study of Language 6th Edition

The Study of Language 6th Edition
Author by: George Yule
Release: 2016-10-27
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781316776780
Language: un
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SUMMARY:

This bestselling textbook provides an engaging and user-friendly introduction to the study of language. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, Yule presents information in bite-sized sections, clearly explaining the major concepts in linguistics through all the key elements of language. This sixth edition has been revised and updated throughout, with substantial changes made to the chapters on phonetics, grammar and syntax, and eighty new study questions. To increase student engagement and to foster problem-solving and critical thinking skills, the book also includes twenty new tasks. An expanded and revised online study guide provides students with further resources, including answers and tutorials for all tasks, while encouraging lively and proactive learning. This is the most fundamental and easy-to-use introduction to the study of language.

Knowing About Language

Knowing About Language
Author by: Marcello Giovanelli,Dan Clayton
Release: 2016-05-05
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9781317517115
Language: en
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Knowing About Language is an essential and comprehensive introduction to and discussion of the value of linguistics in the secondary and post 16 curriculum. Split into three easily accessible parts, each chapter draws on theoretical and practical reasons for developing language awareness for the teacher and student, the impact of government and institutional policy on teaching and teacher knowledge, and explores recent research about the value of linguistic knowledge to support student attainment. Expert contributors show how recent innovations in linguistics can support language teaching by providing a range of practical ideas that can be used in the classroom. Knowing About Language is a valuable theoretical, critical and practical guide for the teacher and researcher, and anyone interested in applied linguistics and the study of language in education.Written by authors who are passionate about the value of language study both as a classroom topic and more generally, this book acts as a resource to inform and support teachers in wider aspects of their role by demonstrating the powerfully enabling nature and inherent value of language study and linguistics in secondary and post-16 curricula.

The Study of Language and Translation

The Study of Language and Translation
Author by: Cercle belge de linguistique
Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 200
ISBN: STANFORD:36105124281226
Language: en
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The volume contains a selection of papers from the congress on the topic of 'The Study of Language and Translation', held in Ghent in January 2006. Its theme is the interface between Linguistics and Translation Studies. The volume hosts contributions from leading scholars in the field such as Mona Baker, Andrew Chesterman, Christiane Nord, and others. Some articles are theoretical but the majority relies on empirical data. Many of those are in some way or another tributary to the corpus approach, with translation universals as a recurring theme. Various methodologies are suggested for the investigation of similarities, metacommunication, borrowings, collocations, and other topics. The differences between translations and their source texts and those between translated and non-translated texts are explored in various ways. The findings yield hypotheses about the mechanisms in the process of translation and the cognitive viewpoint is never far away. As a whole, the volume presents the richness of the field of descriptive Translation Studies and the complexities involved in its linguistic approach.

Grammar for English Language Teachers

Grammar for English Language Teachers
Author by: Martin Parrott
Release: 2010-01-14
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 480
ISBN: 0521885051
Language: en
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An invaluable resource helping teachers at all levels of experience to develop their understanding of English grammar. Grammar for English Language Teachers is designed to help practising and trainee teachers to develop their knowledge of English grammar systems. It encourages teachers to appreciate factors that affect grammatical choices, and evaluates the 'rules of thumb' presented to learners in course materials. Consolidation exercises provide an opportunity for teachers to test these rules against real language use and to evaluate classroom and reference materials.

Introducing Linguistics

Introducing Linguistics
Author by: Joyce Bruhn de Garavito,John W. Schwieter
Release: 2021-01-21
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 638
ISBN: 9781108482554
Language: en
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Offers a contemporary approach to the study of language. The engaging, thought-provoking discourse of this book makes it accessible to all learners.