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Linguistics for Dummies�

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ISBN-10: 1118091698

ISBN-13: 9781118091692

Edition: 2012

Authors: Rose-Marie Dechaine, Strang Burton, Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson

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The fascinating, fun, and friendly way to understand the science behind human language Linguistics is the scientific study of human language. Linguistics students study how languages are constructed, how they function, how they affect society, and how humans learn language. From understanding other languages to teaching computers to communicate, linguistics plays a vital role in society. Linguistics For Dummies tracks to a typical college-level introductory linguistics course and arms you with the confidence, knowledge, and know-how to score your highest. Understand the science behind human language Grasp how language is constructed Score your highest in college-level linguistics If you're enrolled in an introductory linguistics course or simply have a love of human language, Linguistics For Dummies is your one-stop resource for unlocking the science of the spoken word.
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Book details

List price: $23.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 3/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.10" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson is Professor of Linguistics and Director of the Cognitive Systems Program at the University of British Columbia.

Introduction
Looking at Language through the Lens of Linguistics
Knowing a Language Versus Knowing What Language Is
Communicating with Language: The Design Features
The Building Blocks of Language
Building Sounds: Phonetics
Putting Sounds Together: Phonology
Building Words: Morphology
Creating Sentences: Syntax
Making Sense of Meaning: Semantics
Using Language in Conversation: Pragmatics
The Social Life of Language
Living with Language Variation: Sociolinguistics
Finding Family Relations: Historical Linguistics
Cataloguing Differences: Linguistic Typology
Beginning and Ending: Language Birth and Language Death
Your Brain on Language: Learning and Processing Language
Learning Language
Perceiving Language
Producing Language
Locating Language in the Brain: Neurolinguistics
Getting from Speaking to Writing
Writing Down Language
Writing Changes You
The Part of Tens
Ten Myths about Language Busted by Linguistics
Ten Unsolved Problems in Linguistics
Top 10 Jobs for Linguists
Index