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Linguistics An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0521614783

ISBN-13: 9780521614788

Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)

Authors: Andrew Radford, Martin Atkinson, David Britain, Harald Clahsen, Andrew Spencer

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Written by a team based at one of the world's leading centres for linguistic teaching and research, the second edition of this highly successful textbook offers a unified approach to language, viewed from a range of perspectives essential for students' understanding of the subject. Using clear explanations throughout, the book is divided into three main sections: sounds, words, and sentences. In each, the foundational concepts are introduced, along with their application to the fields of child language acquisition, psycholinguistics, language disorders, and sociolinguistics, giving the book a unique yet simple structure that helps students to engage with the subject more easily than other…    
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Book details

List price: $61.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/12/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 447
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

Martin Atkinson is Professor in the Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex.

David Britain is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex.

Harald Clahsen is Professor in the Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex.

Introduction
Sounds
Introduction
Sounds and suprasegmentals
Sound variation
Sound change
Phonemes, syllables and phonological processes
Child phonology
Processing sounds
Words
Introduction
Word classes
Building words
Morphology across languages
Word meaning
Children and words
Lexical processing and the mental lexicon
Lexical disorders
Lexical variation and change
Sentences
Introduction
Basic terminology
Sentence structure
Empty categories
Movement
Syntactic variation
Sentence meanings and Logical Form
Children's sentences
Sentence processing
Syntactic disorders
Using sentences