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Understanding Linguistic Fieldwork

Understanding Linguistic Fieldwork

Forthcoming

Felicity Meakins, Jennifer Green, Myfany Turpin
March 29, 2018

Understanding Linguistic Fieldwork offers a diverse and practical introduction to research methods used in field linguistics. Designed to teach students how to collect quality linguistic data in an ethical and responsible manner, the key features include: A focus on fieldwork in countries and...

Understanding Phonology

Understanding Phonology

Carlos Gussenhoven, Haike Jacobs
March 27, 2017

Understanding Phonology, Fourth Edition provides a clear, accessible and broad introduction to Phonology. Introducing basic concepts, it provides a comprehensive account of phonological issues such as segmental contrasts; syllables and moras; quantity, tone, intonation and stress; feature geometry;...

Understanding Language Change

Understanding Language Change

Kate Burridge, Alexander Bergs
November 04, 2016

The Understanding Language series provides approachable, yet authoritative, introductions to all the major topics in linguistics. Ideal for students with little or no prior knowledge of linguistics, each book carefully explains the basics, emphasising understanding of the essential notions rather...

Study Skills for Linguistics

Study Skills for Linguistics

Jeanette Sakel
April 02, 2015

Study Skills for Linguistics is the essential companion for students embarking on a degree in linguistics. Covering all the core skills that students of linguistics will require during the early part of their degree, this book gives the reader a basic understanding of the field, as well as...

Understanding Syntax

Understanding Syntax

Maggie Tallerman
August 26, 2014

Assuming no prior knowledge, Understanding Syntax illustrates the major concepts, categories and terminology associated with the study of cross-linguistic syntax. A theory-neutral and descriptive viewpoint is taken throughout. Starting with an overview of what syntax is, the book moves on to...

Understanding Pragmatics

Understanding Pragmatics

Gunter Senft
January 17, 2014

Understanding Pragmatics takes an interdisciplinary approach to provide an accessible introduction to linguistic pragmatics. This book discusses how the meaning of utterances can only be understood in relation to overall cultural, social and interpersonal contexts, as well as to culture specific...

Understanding Child Language Acquisition

Understanding Child Language Acquisition

Caroline Rowland
August 16, 2013

Taking an accessible and cross-linguistic approach, Understanding Child Language Acquisition introduces readers to the most important research on child language acquisition over the last fifty years, as well as to some of the most influential theories in the field. Rather than just describing what...

Understanding Semantics, Second Edition

Understanding Semantics, Second Edition

Sebastian Loebner
June 17, 2013

Understanding Semantics, Second Edition, provides an engaging and accessible introduction to linguistic semantics. The first part takes the reader through a step-by-step guide to the main phenomena and notions of semantics, covering levels and dimensions of meaning, ambiguity, meaning and context,...

Understanding Phonetics

Understanding Phonetics

Patricia Ashby
September 30, 2011

Assuming little or no background knowledge and using original examples and exercises (with answers supplied), Understanding Phonetics provides you with an accessible introduction to the basics of phonetics and a comprehensive analysis of traditional phonetic theory - the articulation and physical...

Understanding Morphology

Understanding Morphology

Martin Haspelmath, Andrea Sims
September 24, 2010

This new edition of Understanding Morphology has been fully revised in line with the latest research. It now includes 'big picture' questions to highlight central themes in morphology, as well as research exercises for each chapter. Understanding Morphology presents an introduction to the study of...

Understanding Language Testing

Understanding Language Testing

Dan Douglas
December 25, 2009

Understanding Language Testing presents an introduction to language tests and the process of test development that starts at the very beginning. Assuming no knowledge of the field, the book promotes a practical understanding of language testing using examples from a variety of languages. While...

Understanding Second Language Acquisition

Understanding Second Language Acquisition

Lourdes Ortega
November 28, 2008

Whether we grow up with one, two, or several languages during our early years of life, many of us will learn a second, foreign, or heritage language in later years. The field of Second language acquisition (SLA, for short) investigates the human capacity to learn additional languages in late...

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