Language Files Materials for an Introduction to Language and Linguistics

ISBN-10: 0814251285

ISBN-13: 9780814251287

Edition: 9th 2004

Authors: Georgios Tserdanelis, Wai Yi, Peggy Wong, Department of Linguistics Staff Ohio State University

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List price: $40.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
Publication date: 4/14/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 541
Size: 8.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Preface to the Ninth Edition
Why Study Language?
Course Objectives
"Good" Language?
Arbitrariness in Language
Animal Communication
Defining "Language"?
Design Features of Language
The Birds and the Bees
Primate Studies
What Is Phonetics?
Representing Speech Sounds
English Consonants
English Vowels
Sagittal Section Exercises
English Transcription Exercises
Non-English Speech Sounds
Suprasegmental Features
Acoustic Phonetics Overview
Acoustic Characteristics of Sound
Experimental Methods in Phonetics
What Is Phonology?
The Value of Sounds: Phonemes
Phonological Rules
How to Solve Phonology Exercises
Phonological Analysis Exercises
Sound Substitution and Phonotactic Constraints
Implicational Laws
Morphology: Words and Word Formation
Exercises in Identifying Morphemes
The Hierarchical Structure of Derived Words
Morphological Processes
Morphological Analysis
Morphology Exercises
What Is Syntax?
Basic Ideas of Syntax
How Sentences Express Ideas
Phrase Structure
Tests for Structure
Word Order Typology
The Goal of Semantics
Theories of Meaning
Lexical Semantics
Compositional Semantics
Color Terms
What Is Pragmatics?
Speech Acts
Drawing Conclusions: Entailment and Implicature
Rules of Conversation
Language in Advertising
Discourse Analysis
What Is Psycholinguistics?
Language and the Brain
Theories of Language Acquisition
First Language Acquisition: Acquisition of Speech Sounds and Phonology
First Language Acquisition: Acquisition of Morphology, Syntax, and Word Meaning
Milestones in Motor and Language Development
How Adults Talk to Young Children
Adult Language Processing
Errors in Speech Production and Perception
Language Variation
Introduction to Language Variation
Variation at Different Levels of Linguistic Structure
Language and Socioeconomic Status
Language and Region
Language and Ethnicity: The Case of African-American English
An Official Language for the United States?
Language and Gender
Variation in Speech Style
Case Studies
Language Variation Exercises
Language Contact
Language Contact
Pidgin Languages
Creole Languages
Borrowings into English
Case Studies
Language Change
Language Change
The Family Tree and Wave Models
Sound Change
The Comparative Method
Reconstruction Exercises
Morphological Change
Syntactic Change
Semantic Change
Milestones in the Internal and External History of English
Visual Languages
Visual Languages
True Language?
American Sign Language
Language and Computers
Introduction to Language and Computers
Corpus Linguistics
Machine Translation
Speech Synthesis
Communicating with Computers
Language in a Wider Context
Introduction to Language in a Wider Context
Writing Systems
The Whorf Hypothesis
Color Terms
Answers to Example Exercises
The International Phonetic Alphabet
Language Index
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