The Study of Language 6th Edition

The Study of Language 6th Edition PDF Book Detail Author: George Yule
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316776786
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages :

Book Description
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 PDF Book Detail Author: Leonard Bloomfield
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027218926
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 335

Book Description
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.

The Study of Language and the Politics of Community in Global Context

The Study of Language and the Politics of Community in Global Context PDF Book Detail Author: David L. Hoyt
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739109557
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 258

Book Description
The essays in this volume suggest that the emergence of language as an autonomous object of discourse was closely connected with the consolidation of new and sometimes competing forms of political community in the period following the French Revolution and the global spread of European power.

The Foundation of the Center for the Study of Language and Information

The Foundation of the Center for the Study of Language and Information PDF Book Detail Author: Joop Schopman
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN:
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 428

Book Description
In September 1983 a new «Center for the Study of Language and Information» started at Stanford University. This has become an established institution in the field of linguistics. It originated from a proposal presented to a Californian foundation by several scientists interested in computational linguistics. This book first describes how the writing group came into being, and then how the members of this group worked out in common a proposal which was successful. Their different institutional and disciplinary backgrounds forced them to negotiate. These interactions - with their dynamics - are the main topic of this study which is based on analyses of many preparatory texts and electronic mail exchanges, as well as on extensive interviews with almost all of the participants.

The Study of Language

The Study of Language PDF Book Detail Author: George Yule
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108499457
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 420

Book Description
Easy to follow, simple to understand, broad yet concise - this fundamental introduction now has more study questions and new tasks.

Language and the Study of Language

Language and the Study of Language PDF Book Detail Author: William Dwight Whitney
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108062776
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 508

Book Description
Published in 1867, Yale professor Whitney's lectures on linguistics brought influential German theories on philology to an Anglophone audience.

Introduction to the Study of Language

Introduction to the Study of Language PDF Book Detail Author: Berthold Delbrück
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027208794
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 148

Book Description
This volume contains a fac simile edition of the 1882 English translation of Delbrück's Einleitung in das Sprachstudium. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte und Methodik der vergleichenden Sprachforschung (Leipzig 1880), together with a Foreword and a Selected Bibliography.

Integrating the Participants Perspective in the Study of Language and Communication Disorders

Integrating the Participants    Perspective in the Study of Language and Communication Disorders PDF Book Detail Author: Charlotte Marie Bisgaard Klemmensen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319786342
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 155

Book Description
This book presents a new analytical approach that will advance the establishment of a new discourse within the study of language and communication disorders. Instances of recurring aphasia and acquired brain injury are discussed in an empirical observation study through a theoretical lens that combines Integrational Linguistics, ethnomethodology, Conversation Analysis and practice theory. In doing so, this interdisciplinary analysis adds a person-centered perspective to existing ethnographic approaches. It addresses a significant gap in our understanding of the social/communicative/interactional consequences of brain injury for everyday life by focusing on the practical problems that individuals with communication difficulties and acquired brain damage - and their care-takers, family and friends - have to solve in everyday life, and how they solve them. This innovative work will appeal to health and social care practitioners and care-givers, in addition to scholars of health communication, cognitive, psycho- and sociolinguistics.

Dictionary of Logic as Applied in the Study of Language

Dictionary of Logic as Applied in the Study of Language PDF Book Detail Author: W. Marciszewski
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401712530
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 436

Book Description
1. STRUCTURE AND REFERENCES 1.1. The main part of the dictionary consists of alphabetically arranged articles concerned with basic logical theories and some other selected topics. Within each article a set of concepts is defined in their mutual relations. This way of defining concepts in the context of a theory provides better understand ing of ideas than that provided by isolated short defmitions. A disadvantage of this method is that it takes more time to look something up inside an extensive article. To reduce this disadvantage the following measures have been adopted. Each article is divided into numbered sections, the numbers, in boldface type, being addresses to which we refer. Those sections of larger articles which are divided at the first level, i.e. numbered with single numerals, have titles. Main sections are further subdivided, the subsections being numbered by numerals added to the main section number, e.g. I, 1.1, 1.2, ... , 1.1.1, 1.1.2, and so on. A comprehensive subject index is supplied together with a glossary. The aim of the latter is to provide, if possible, short defmitions which sometimes may prove sufficient. As to the use of the glossary, see the comment preceding it.

The Crosslinguistic Study of Language Acquisition

The Crosslinguistic Study of Language Acquisition PDF Book Detail Author: Dan Isaac Slobin
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317785800
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 472

Book Description
Continuing the tradition of this series, which has become a standard reference work in language acquisition, Volume 4 contains chapters on three additional languages/language groups--Finnish, Greek, and Korean. The chapters are selective, critical reviews rather than exhaustive summaries of the course of development of each language. Authors approach the language in question as a case study in a potential crosslinguistic typology of acquisitional problems, considering those data which contribute to issues of general theoretical concern in developmental psycholinguistics and linguistic theory. Each chapter, therefore, provides the following: * Grammatical Sketch of Language. Brief grammatical sketch of the language or language group, presenting those linguistic facts which are relevant to the developmental analysis. * Sources of Evidence. Summary of basic sources of evidence, characterizing methods of gathering data, and listing key references. * Overall Course of Development. Brief summary of the overall course of development in the language or language group, giving an idea of the general problems posed to the child in acquiring a language of this type, summarizing typical errors, domains of relatively error-free acquisition, and the timing of acquisition--areas of the grammar that show relatively precocious or delayed development in crosslinguistic perspective. * Data. Specific developmental aspects of the language examined in depth, depending on each individual language and available acquisition data. * Conclusions. An interpretive summary of theoretical points raised above, attending to general principles of language development and linguistic organization suggested by the study of a language of this type, plus comparisons with development of other languages.

Introduction to the Science of Language

Introduction to the Science of Language PDF Book Detail Author: A. H. Sayce
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429805322
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 445

Book Description
First published in 1900, this was the first of two volumes of the magnum opus from pioneer assyriologist and linguist Rev. Archibald Sayce and provided an introduction to theories on the nature, behaviour and development of languages along with the morphology and physiology of speech. In it, Sayce was the first to emphasize the principle of partial assimilation and the linguistic principle of analogy. This 4th edition, ten years after the first, reflected on the limitations of science revealed since 1890, in an era when languages, like other humanities subjects, still idealised scientific approaches. Archibald Henry Sayce was one of the greatest comparative linguists of the time, being proficient in Accadian, Arabic, Cuneiform, Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, Hebrew, Hittite, Japanese, Latin, Persian, Phoenician, Sanscrit and Sumerian. He had a good knowledge of every Semitic and Indo-European language and could write good prose in at least twenty languages. Sayce's first major contribution to scholarship was a highly significant translation of an Accadian seal, a 'bilingual text' from which to translate cuneiform, similar to the Rosetta Stone. Here then, no doubt, the reader learns from a master of comparative linguistics.

Self Study of Language and Literacy Teacher Education Practices

Self Study of Language and Literacy Teacher Education Practices PDF Book Detail Author: Judy Sharkey
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787545377
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 304

Book Description
Self-Study in Teacher Education Practices (S-STEP) contribute to teacher education in culturally and linguistically diverse communities and contexts. The chapters reflect the scholarly inquiry of teacher educators dedicated to investigating and improving their practice.