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Understanding Corpus Linguistics

Understanding Corpus Linguistics

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Danielle Barth, Stefan Schnell
November 02, 2021

This textbook introduces the fundamental concepts and methods of Corpus Linguistics for students coming to this topic for the first time, putting specific emphasis on the enormous linguistic diversity represented by approximately 7000 human languages and broadening the scope of current concerns in ...

Understanding Syntax

Understanding Syntax

5th Edition

By Maggie Tallerman
December 18, 2019

Assuming no prior grammatical knowledge, Understanding Syntax explains and illustrates the major concepts, categories and terminology involved in the study of cross-linguistic syntax. Taking a theory-neutral and descriptive viewpoint throughout, this book: introduces syntactic typology, ...

Understanding Linguistic Fieldwork

Understanding Linguistic Fieldwork

1st Edition

By 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

4th Edition

By 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

1st Edition

By 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 ...

Understanding Phonetics

Understanding Phonetics

1st Edition

By 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

2nd Edition

By 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 Second Language Acquisition

Understanding Second Language Acquisition

1st Edition

By 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 ...

Study Skills for Linguistics

Study Skills for Linguistics

1st Edition

By 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 Language Testing

Understanding Language Testing

1st Edition

By 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 Pragmatics

Understanding Pragmatics

1st Edition

By 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

1st Edition

By 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 ...

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