Linguistics: An Introduction to Language and Communication, 6th edition (MIT Press)

Linguistics: An Introduction to Language and Communication, 6th edition (MIT Press)

Adrian Akmajian

This well known introductory linguistics textual content is exclusive for its integration of subject matters. instead of deal with morphology, phonetics, phonology, syntax, and semantics as thoroughly separate fields, the booklet exhibits how they have interaction. It presents a valid creation to linguistic method whereas encouraging scholars to contemplate why individuals are intrinsically attracted to language--the final puzzle of the human mind.

The textual content first treats such structural and interpretive elements of language as morphology, phonology, syntax, and semantics, then takes a cognitive standpoint and covers such themes as pragmatics, psychology of language, language acquisition, and language and the mind. For this 6th version, all chapters were revised. New fabric contains up to date examples, new exact issues sections, and new discussions of the minimalist application, semantic minimalism, human genetic relationships and old relationships between languages, Gricean theories, experimental pragmatics, and language acquisition.

The association of the ebook provides teachers flexibility in designing their classes. Chapters have a variety of subsections with middle fabric awarded first and extra fabric following as targeted subject matters. The accompanying workbook vitamins the textual content with workouts drawn from a number of languages. The target is to educate simple conceptual foundations of linguistics and the equipment of argumentation, justification, and speculation checking out in the box. by means of providing the main basic linguistics innovations intimately, the textual content permits scholars to get a sense for a way actual paintings in numerous components of linguistics is done.

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