- Paperback: 642 pages
- Publisher: MIT Press; 5th Revised edition edition (3 Aug. 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0262511231
- ISBN-13: 978-0262511230
- Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 3.2 x 22.9 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 904,615 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Linguistics: An Introduction to Language and Communication Paperback – 3 Aug 2001
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"The sixth edition of Linguistics: An Introduction to Language and Communication is a wonderful introductory textbook for linguistics. The book is flexible enough to be used in both introductory and more advanced survey courses by including more advanced special topic sections and lengthy reference lists for the interested student. It also combines 'famous' linguistic examples (e.g., Canadian raising) in the presentation of the material and in the exercises with new and clever examples (e.g, 'Cops-ization') to give students a range of linguistic data to consider." --Susannah Levi, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, New York University "Linguistics: An Introduction to Language and Communication has long served as the yardstick introductory textbook to Linguistics. This new edition continues in that tradition, offering a carefully updated presentation of diverse aspects of the discipline. The text succeeds in being engaging without sacrificing conceptual sophistication or analytic accuracy, it challenges the reader without overwhelming. Its comprehensive coverage of traditional linguistic topics combined with its cognitive science perspective makes this textbook uniquely adaptable for a broad range of courses. It is to my mind the best overall single volume for making state-of-the-art linguistics accessible to the novice student." --Steven Franks, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures; Chair and Professor of Linguistics, Indiana University --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The late Adrian Akmajian was Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona. Richard A. Demers is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Arizona. Ann K. Farmer is an Information Engineer at Google. Robert M. Harnish is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Linguistics at the University of Arizona.
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I don't want to make this review too long, but it goes on to touch on syntax , semtantics, pragmatics, language variation and changes and finally on to the psychological aspects of linguistic study which includes speech production and comprehension, language acquisition (in children) , and touches on various thought of language and the brain. Many of these areas overlap and are touched on and collaborated with different sciences including psychologist, neurologist, and other professions involved in the cognitive sciences.