Language Files Materials for an Introduction to Language and Linguistics

ISBN-10: 0814251633
ISBN-13: 9780814251638
Edition: 10th 2007
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
Publication date: 5/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

List of Symbols
Preface to the Tenth Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction
What Is Language?
Introducing the Study of Language
What You Know When You Know a Language
What You Don't (Necessarily) Know When You Know a Language
Design Features of Language
Language Modality
Practice
Phonetics
What Is Phonetics?
Representing Speech Sounds
Articulation: English Consonants
Articulation: English Vowels
Beyond English: Speech Sounds of the World's Languages
Suprasegmental Features
Acoustic Phonetics
The Phonetics of Signed Languages
Practice
Phonology
What Is Phonology?
The Value of Sounds: Phonemes and Allophones
Phonological Rules
Phonotactic Constraints and Foreign Accents
Implicational Laws
How to Solve Phonology Problems
Practice
Morphology
What Is Morphology?
Words and Word Formation: The Nature of the Lexicon
Morphological Processes
Morphological Types of Languages
The Hierarchical Structure of Derived Words
Morphological Analysis
Practice
Syntax
What Is Syntax?
Basic Ideas of Syntax
How Sentences Express Ideas
Lexical Categories
Phrase Structure
Tests for Structure and Constituency
Word Order Typology
Practice
Semantics
What Is Semantics?
An Overview of Semantics
Lexical Semantics: The Meanings of Words
Lexical Semantics: Word Relations
Compositional Semantics: The Meanings of Sentences
Compositional Semantics: Putting Words Together and Meaning Relationships
Practice
Pragmatics
What Is Pragmatics?
Language in Context
Rules of Conversation
Drawing Conclusions
Speech Acts
Presupposition
Practice
Language Acquisition
What Is Language Acquisition?
Theories of Language Acquisition
First-Language Acquisition: The Acquisition of Speech Sounds and Phonology
First-Language Acquisition: The Acquisition of Morphology, Syntax, and Word Meaning
How Adults Talk to Young Children
Bilingual Language Acquisition
Practice
Language Storage and Processing
How Do We Store and Process Language?
Language and the Brain
Aphasia
Speech Production
Speech Perception
Lexical Processing
Sentence Processing
Experimental Methods in Psycholinguistics
Practice
Language Variation
What Is Language Variation?
Language Varieties
Variation at Different Levels of Linguistic Structure
Factors Influencing Variation: Regional and Geographic Factors
Factors Influencing Variation: Social Factors
Practice
Language Contact
What Is Language Contact?
Language Contact
Borrowings into English
Pidgin Languages
Creole Languages
Societal Multilingualism
Language Endangerment and Language Death
Case Studies in Language Contact
Practice
Language Change
What Is Language Change?
Introducing Language Change
Language Relatedness
Sound Change
Morphological Change
Syntactic Change
Semantic Change
Reconstruction: Internal Reconstruction vs. Comparative Reconstruction
Practice
Language and Culture
What Is the Study of "Language and Culture"?
Language and Identity
Language and Power
Language and Thought
Writing Systems
Practice
Animal Communication
How Do Animals Communicate?
Communication and Language
Animal Communication in the Wild
Can Animals Be Taught Language?
Practice
Language and Computers
What Is Computational Linguistics?
Speech Synthesis
Automatic Speech Recognition
Communicating with Computers
Machine Translation
Corpus Linguistics
Practice
Practical Applications
What Can You Do with Linguistics?
Language Education
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Language and Law
Language in Advertising
Codes and Code-Breaking
Being a Linguist
Practice
Answers to Example Exercises
Glossary
Selected Bibliography
Language Index
Subject Index

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