LINGUIST List 10.1339
Sun Sep 12 1999
Books: General Linguistics
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- Dawn Williams, General Ling - Essential Introductory Linguistics, G. Hudson
Message 1: General Ling - Essential Introductory Linguistics, G. Hudson
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 1999 12:50:10 -0400
From: Dawn Williams <DWILLBlackwellpub.com>
Subject: General Ling - Essential Introductory Linguistics, G. Hudson
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Table of Contents for Essential Introductory Linguistics:
1. Sign, Communication, and Language.
3. Phones and Phonemes.
5. The Lexicon and Morphological Rules.
6. Sentences and Syntax.
7. Phrase Structure Rules.
8. Child Language Learning.
9. Explanations of Child Language Learning.
10. Language and the Brain.
11. Adult Language Learning.
12. Animal Languages?
13. Phonological Rules.
14. Phonological Features.
15. Five Ways to Get New Words.
16. Seven More Ways to Get New Words.
17. Sentence Meaning.
18. Sentence Form.
19. Pragmatics: Inferring Meaning in Context.
20. The Unity of Languages.
21. The Basic History of Writing.
22. The Ecology of Writing.
23. Three Characteristics of Language Change.
24. Six Causes of Language Change.
25. Language Families.
26. Dialects and other Sociolects
Essential Introductory Linguistics
Michigan State University
1999 ~ 6 3/4 x 9 3/4 ~ 533 pages
0-631-20303-6 ~ hardcover ~ $69.95
0-631-20304-4 ~ paperback ~ $39.95
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