Understanding Language

  • Understanding Second Language Acquisition, Second Edition

    By Lourdes Ortega

    Second Language Acquisition is a theoretical, experimental and fast-paced field of study which looks at, and seeks to understand, how native speakers of one language learn to speak another language fluently. Understanding Second Language Acquisition provides an approachable but authoritative…

    Paperback – 2016-03-30 
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  • Understanding Morphology

    3rd Edition

    By Andrea Sims

    Understanding Morphology provides an accessible introduction to morphology, the study of word structure, and presents a clear overview of the major theoretical debates in this growing field. At its core, the book revolves around a comparison of the main approaches to morphological structure, which…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 
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  • Understanding Historical Linguistics

    By Kate Burridge, Alexander Bergs

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-01-31 
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  • Study Skills for Linguistics

    By Jeanette Sakel

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-04-01
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  • Understanding Syntax

    4th Edition

    By Maggie Tallerman

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-08-25
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  • Understanding Pragmatics

    By Gunter Senft

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-01-16
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  • Understanding Child Language Acquisition

    By Caroline Rowland

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-08-15
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  • Understanding Semantics, Second Edition

    By Sebastian Loebner

    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,…

    Paperback – 2013-06-16
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  • Understanding Phonetics

    By Patricia Ashby

    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…

    Paperback – 2011-09-29
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  • Understanding Phonology

    3rd Edition

    By Carlos Gussenhoven, Haike Jacobs

    This widely acclaimed textbook provides a complete introduction to the phonology of human languages ideal for readers with no prior knowledge of the subject. This skilfully written text provides a broad, yet up-to-date, introduction to phonology. Assuming no previous knowledge of phonology or…

    Paperback – 2011-05-26
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  • Understanding Morphology

    2nd Edition

    By Martin Haspelmath, Andrea Sims

    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…

    Paperback – 2010-09-23
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  • Understanding Language Testing

    By Dan Douglas

    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…

    Paperback – 2009-12-24
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  • Understanding Second Language Acquisition

    By Lourdes Ortega

    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…

    Paperback – 2008-11-27
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  • Understanding Pragmatics

    By Jef Verschueren

    What do people do when using language? How exactly is meaning generated when we communicate? And why do we say one thing when we usually mean another?Examining the mental and social processes involved in communication through language, Understanding Pragmatics is a comprehensive introduction to the…

    Paperback – 1998-10-29
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