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Language Introductory Readings

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ISBN-10: 0312450184

ISBN-13: 9780312450182

Edition: 7th 2008

Authors: Virginia Clark, Paul Eschholz, Alfred Rosa, Beth Lee Simon

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"Language" offers a broad selection of groundbreaking historical studies and up-to-the-minute research for introductory courses in linguistics. Classic readings have been retained and updated to provide an authoritative, timely survey of the essential issues of language study. New articles introduce areas of debate on language variation; issues of language, culture and gender; global varieties of English; and language extinction. This solid collection introduces students to the foundations of the field and offers extensive resources for further study.
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Book details

List price: $72.99
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 12/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 912
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.398

Language and its Study
Nine Ideas about Language
Language: An Introduction
Sign Language
Nonverbal Communication
Chimps, Children & Creoles
The Sounds of Language
Phonetics
The Form of the Message
What Is Phonology? Language Sounds and their Rules
Language Structures: Words and Phrases
Minimal Units of Meaning: Morphemes
The Identification of Morphemes
Understanding Basic Medical Terminology
Mc-: Meaning in the Marketplace
Syntax: The Structure of Sentences
Language Meaning and Language Use
The Tower of Babel
Bad Birds and Better Birds: Prototype Theories
Howard Gregory, Pinning Down Semantics
Pragmatics: Discourse Routines
Talk and Action
The History of Language
Comparative and Historical Linguistics
Family Tree and Wave Models
A Brief History of English
Dialects
The Origins of Writing
Language Variation and Social Interaction
Speech Communities
Regional Dialects and Social Class
Standards and Vernaculars
Revised Oakland Resolution on Ebonics
Suite for Ebony and Phonics
Endangered Native American Language
Language and Culture
Pidgins and Creoles
Metaphors We Live By
A Myth: Aborigines Speak a Primitive Language
Rearing Bilingual Children in a Monolingual Culture
Native Tongues
Shakespeare in the Bush
Language and Gender
Language and Gender
Discourse Patterns of Males and Females
'I'll Explain It to You': Lecturing and Listening
Ethnic Style in Male-Female Conversation
Language Acquisition and The Brain
Brain and Language
Signals, Signs, and Words: From Animal Communication to Language
The Acquisition of Language
Developmental Milestones in Motor and Language Development
How Children Learn Words
The Development of Language in Genie and Postscript
American Sign Language: 'It's Not Mouth Stuff -- It's Brain Stuff'
World Englishes; Global Languages
Why a Global Language?
Attitudes Toward English: The Future of English in South Asia
Natural Seasonings: The Linguistic Melting Pot
Language in The Classroom
Languages and Writing
What Makes Good English Good?
Reading, Writing, and Speech
What No Bedtime Story Means
English Language Learners in School
Analysis and Interpretation of Experimental Data
Presentation of Experimental Data
To the Instructor
Photometry/Spectroscopy
Chromatography
Radioisotope Techniques
Electrophoresis
Proteins and Enzymology
Introduction
Amino Acids: Identification and Quantitative Determination
Amino Acids: Ionic Properties
Protein Structure
Determination of Protein Structure
Determination of Molecular Weights and Quaternary Structures of Protein Denaturation
Protein Purification
Quantitative Determination of Proteins
Enzymology
Kinetics of Inhibition of Enzymes
Other Factors Affecting Enzyme Activity
Enzyme Assay
Assay Procedure During Enzyme Purification
Acid-Base Properties of Amino Acids
Sequence Determination of a Dipeptide
Study of the Properties of b-Galactosidase
Purification of Glutamate-Oxaloacetate Transaminase from Pig Heart
Kinetic and Regulatory Properties of Aspartate Transcarbamylase
Affinity Purification of Glutathione-S-Transferase—New