Understanding Signed Languages
Understanding Language Contact
Understanding Discourse Analysis
Understanding Corpus Linguistics
Understanding Linguistic Fieldwork
Understanding Language Change
By Erin Wilkinson, Jill P. Morford
January 31, 2024
Understanding Signed Languages provides a broad and accessible introduction to the science of language with evidence drawn from signed languages around the world. Readers will learn about language through a unique set of signed language studies that will surprise them with the diversity of ways ...
By Evangelia Adamou, Barbara E. Bullock, Almeida Jacqueline Toribio
August 29, 2023
Understanding Language Contact offers an accessible and empirically grounded introduction to contact linguistics. Rather than taking a traditional focus on the outcomes of language contact, this book takes the novel approach of considering these outcomes as an endpoint of bilingualism and ...
By Bernadette Vine
March 10, 2023
Understanding Discourse Analysis provides students with an accessible and well-illustrated introduction to discourse analysis. Explaining the main terminology and frameworks and presenting key findings of discourse studies, this book: Explores the development of discourse analysis Covers four key ...
By Danielle Barth, Stefan Schnell
November 19, 2021
This textbook introduces the fundamental concepts and methods of corpus linguistics for students approaching this topic for the first time, putting specific emphasis on the enormous linguistic diversity represented by approximately 7,000 human languages and broadening the scope of current ...
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, ...
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 ...
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;...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...