Since its inception, Language Files has become one of the most widely adopted, consulted, and authoritative introductory textbooks to linguistics ever written. The scope of the text makes it suitable for use in a wide range of courses, while its unique organization into student-friendly, self-contained sections allows for tremendous flexibility in course design. The eleventh edition has been revised, clarified, and updated in many places. Additional readings have been added to all sections, and the number of cross-references between chapters has been increased. In many areas throughout the text and exercises, there are references to websites and online resources. In addition, the accompanying Language Files webpage has links to all these sites as well as to many other websites related to language and linguistics that instructors and students may find interesting. --Publisher description.
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Language Files: Materials for an Introduction to Language and Linguistics has become one of the most widely adopted, consulted, and authoritative introductory textbooks to linguistics ever written. The scope of the text makes it suitable for use in a wide range of courses, while its unique organization into student-friendly, self-contained sections allows for tremendous flexibility in course design. The twelfth edition has been significantly revised, clarified, and updated throughout--with particular attention to the chapters on phonetics, phonology, pragmatics, and especially psycholinguistics. The restructured chapter on psycholinguistics makes use of recent research on language in the brain and includes expanded coverage of language processing disorders, introducing students to current models of speech perception and production and cutting-edge research techniques. In addition, exercises have been updated, and icons have been added to the text margins throughout the book, pointing instructors and students to useful and engaging audio files, videos, and other online resources on the accompanying Language Files website, which has also been significantly expanded.
An introductory text suitable for courses in language and linguistics for non-majors. Coverage includes animal communication, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Other subjects are psycholinguistics, historical linguistics, language contact, language variation, and visual languages. Includes exercises and problems. This seventh edition features new and revised material on semantics, Ebonics, language and gender, and machine translation. It also provides a chart allowing easy comparison of the American traditional phonetic alphabet and the International Phonetic Alphabet. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
In its fifth edition, this collection of materials for beginning linguistics courses takes a developmental approach, enabling students to develop a firm understanding of fundamental concepts and to build on and make connections among them.
This unique collection features: -- In-depth material on the core areas of introductory linguistics. -- An innovative format that allows instructors to determine easily the order of topics to be covered. -- Practice exercises and problems, with explanatory answers provided for a selected number. -- An instructor's manual that includes information about the use of the files, answers to problems, and suggested answers to selected discussion questions. The 8th edition has been completely redesigned for ease of use and includes new material on computers and language, new exercises, improved presentation of many files, and updates throughout. This edition reflects years of experience of linguistics teachers around the country.
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