Introduction to Language

ISBN-10: 015508481X
ISBN-13: 9780155084810
Edition: 7th 2003
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List price: $119.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 8/2/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

AN INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE is ideal for use at all levels and in many different areas of instruction, including education, languages, psychology, anthropology, teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), and linguistics. All chapters in this best-seller have been revised to reflect recent discoveries and new understanding of linguistics and languages.

Robert Rodman received his bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1961, a master's degree in mathematics in 1965, a master's degree in linguistics in 1971, and a Ph.D. in linguistics in 1973. He has been on the faculties of the University of California at Santa Cruz, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kyoto Industrial College in Japan, and North Carolina State University, where he is currently professor of computer science specializing in the areas of forensic linguistics, computer speech processing, and speaker verification and identification.

Preface
Map: The Major Language Families of the World
The Nature of Human Language
What is Language
Grammatical Aspects of Language
Morphology: The Worlds of Language
Syntax: The Sentence Patterns of Language
Semantics: The Meanings of Language
Phonetics: The Sounds of Language
Phonology: The Sound Patterns of Language
The Psychology and Biology of Language
First Language Acquisition
Second Language Acquisition
Language Processing: Human and Computer
Language and the Brain
Social Aspects of Language
Language in Society
Language Change: The Syllables of Time
Writing: The ABCs of Language
Animal Communications
Animal Communication
Glossary
Answers to Selected Exercises
Index

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