Concise Introduction to Linguistics

ISBN-10: 0205446159
ISBN-13: 9780205446155
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $68.80
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: 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
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
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
The Morphological Component
The Morpheme
Morphological Typology
How New Words Are Coined
Parts of Speech
Summary
Suggested Reading
Suggested Websites
Review of Terms and Concepts
End of Chapter Exercises
Syntax
Syntactic Construction
Subconscious Knowledge
The Constituent Structure of Sentences
Phrase Structure Rules
Transformational Rules
Optional and Obligatory Transformations
Summary
Suggested Reading
Suggested Websites
Review of Terms and Concepts
Semantics and Pragmatics
The Meaning of Words: Lexical Semantics
The -Nyms
Other Kinds of Meaning: Structural Semantics
Pragmatics
Summary
Suggested Reading
Suggested Websites
Review of Terms and Concepts
Fieldwork Project
Sociolinguistics and Linguistic Anthropology
Regional Dialects
African American English
Hispanic English
Contact Languages: Pidgins and Creoles
Situational Dialects or Registers
Gender and Language
Linguistic Anthropology
Language and Nationalism
Summary
Suggested Reading
Suggested Websites
Review of Terms and Concepts
Language Acquisition
Language and the Brain
Ideas about Language Acquisition
How Do Children Acquire the Components of Language?
Language Socialization: Three Examples
The Acquisition of Sign Language
Bilingualism
Summary
Suggested Reading
Suggested Websites
Review of Terms and Concepts
Sign Language
The Nature of Sign Language
What Is ASL?
Nicaraguan Sign Language: The Birth of a New Language
Social Dimensions of Sign Language
Summary
Suggested Reading
Suggested Websites
Review of Terms and Concepts
End of Chapter Exercises
Writing Systems
Writing Is Secondary to Speech and Sign Language
Types of Writing Systems
The History of Writing
The Printing Press
A Few Words about Computers
Summary
Suggested Reading
Suggested Websites
Review of Terms and Concepts
End of Chapter Exercises
Nonverbal Communication
What Does "Nonverbal" Mean?
Kinesic Behavior
Affect Displays
The Eyes Have It
Physical Appearance
Touching (Tactile) Behavior
Paralanguage
Proxemics
The Physical Environment
"How-To" Books: A Word of Caution
Summary
Suggested Reading
Suggested Websites
Review of Terms and Concepts
End of Chapter Exercises
Historical Linguistics
The Relationships between Languages
Types of Language Change
How Long Does It Take a Language to Change?
Disappearing, Reappearing, and Emerging Languages
The Spread of Englishes
New Jargons
Summary
Suggested Reading
Suggested Websites
Review of Terms and Concepts
Answers to Reviews of Terms and Concepts
Answers to Selected Exercises
Fieldwork Exercises
Index

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