A Concise Introduction to Linguistics

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Author: Bruce M. Rowe,Diane P. Levine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351852663

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 414

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Now in its fifth edition, A Concise Introduction to Linguistics provides students with a detailed introduction to the core concepts of language as it relates to culture. The textbook includes a focus on linguistic anthropology, unpacking the main contributions of linguistics to the study of human communication and culture. Aimed at the general education student, the textbook also provides anthropology, linguistics, and English majors with the resources needed to pursue advanced courses in this area. Written in an accessible manner that does not assume previous knowledge of linguistics, this new edition contains expanded discussions on linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics (including a section on gender and language), and pragmatics. The textbook incorporates a robust set of pedagogical features including marginal definitions, a substantial glossary, chapter summaries, and learning exercises. Brand new to this edition are suggested reading lists at the end of every chapter, and recommended websites and apps to further aid students in their study.

A Concise Introduction to Linguistics

Communication, Language

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Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 147840079X

Category: Education

Page: 63

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Facts101 is your complete guide to A Concise Introduction to Linguistics. In this book, you will learn topics such as The Phonological Component: Phonology, The Morphological Component, Syntax, and Semantics and Pragmatics plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

A Concise Introduction to Syntactic Theory

The Government-Binding Approach

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Author: Elizabeth A. Cowper

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022616022X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 213

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This textbook is intended to give students a quick start in using theory to address syntactic questions. At each stage, Cowper is careful to introduce a theoretical apparatus that is no more complex than is required to deal with the phenomenon under consideration. Comprehensive and up-to-date, this accessible volume will also provide an excellent refresher for linguists returning to the study of Government-Binding theory. "Cowper exhibits the analytical devices of current principles-and-parameters approaches, takes readers carefully through the central elements of grammatical theory (including very recent work), and ushers them selectively into the technical literature. . . . A serious introduction for those who want to know the nuts and bolts of syntactic theory and to see why linguists are so excited these days."—David Lightfoot, University of Maryland "An excellent short introduction to the Government and Binding model of syntactic theory. . . . Cowper's work succeeds in teaching syntactic argumentation and in showing the conceptual reasons behind specific proposals in modern syntactic theory."—Jaklin Kornfilt, Syracuse University

A Concise Introduction to Mathematical Logic

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Author: Wolfgang Rautenberg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781441912213

Category: Mathematics

Page: 320

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Mathematical logic developed into a broad discipline with many applications in mathematics, informatics, linguistics and philosophy. This text introduces the fundamentals of this field, and this new edition has been thoroughly expanded and revised.

A Concise Introduction to Languages and Machines

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Author: Alan P. Parkes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1848001215

Category: Computers

Page: 346

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A Concise Introduction to Languages, Machines and Logic provides an accessible introduction to three key topics within computer science: formal languages, abstract machines and formal logic. Written in an easy-to-read, informal style, this textbook assumes only a basic knowledge of programming on the part of the reader. The approach is deliberately non-mathematical, and features: - Clear explanations of formal notation and jargon, - Extensive use of examples to illustrate algorithms and proofs, - Pictorial representations of key concepts, - Chapter opening overviews providing an introduction and guidance to each topic, - End-of-chapter exercises and solutions, - Offers an intuitive approach to the topics. This reader-friendly textbook has been written with undergraduates in mind and will be suitable for use on course covering formal languages, formal logic, computability and automata theory. It will also make an excellent supplementary text for courses on algorithm complexity and compilers.

Sprachevolution

Eine Einführung

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Author: Andreas Trotzke

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110515628

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

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Ein grundlegendes Erkenntnisinteresse der Sprachwissenschaft bestand schon immer darin, den evolutionären Ursprung der menschlichen Sprache zu erforschen. Dieses Studienbuch bietet eine Einführung in dieses neu auflebende Forschungsfeld, indem es die vielfältigen Forschungsansätze einordnet, gegenüberstellt sowie kritisch abwägt. Hierbei wird besonderer Wert auf die Darstellung der wachsenden Zusammenarbeit zwischen der Linguistik und der Verhaltens- sowie Neurobiologie gelegt. Das Buch bietet eine Orientierung, indem es die zahlreichen Ansätze zwei grundlegenden Positionen zuordnet. Zum einen formulieren Forscher die Hypothese, die Sprachfähigkeit stelle einen Unterscheid qualitativer Art dar. Zum anderen wird betont, die menschliche Sprachfähigkeit zeichne sich gerade dadurch aus, dass sie in ihrer Komplexität in sehr kleinen graduellen Schritten entstanden sei und es daher keinen abrupten Bruch zu anderen Spezies gebe. Das Studienbuch diskutiert die sprachtheoretischen Grundlagen beider Positionen, zeigt Möglichkeiten der experimentellen Überprüfung auf und gibt kommentierte Bibliografien an die Hand. Obwohl sich das Thema der Sprachevolution großer Beliebtheit erfreut, fehlt bislang eine deutschsprachige Einführung.

Einführung in die Mathematische Logik

Ein Lehrbuch

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Author: Wolfgang Rautenberg

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322915182

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

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Dieses Lehrbuch enthält über den Stoff einer einsemestrigen Einführungsvorlesung hinaus auch Material für eine Vorlesung über Logik für Informatiker (speziell logisches Programmieren), sowie in begrenztem Maße auch Basismaterial für eine Fortsetzung der Einführung in die Spezialrichtungen Modelltheorie, Rekursionstheorie und Beweistheorie. Für eine gekürzte Einführung in die Mathematische Logik kombiniert mit einer Einführung in die Mengenlehre empfiehlt sich für den logischen Teil der Stoff der ersten drei Kapitel. Unabhängig von Vorlesungskonzepten ist das Buch auch zum Selbststudium geeignet. Für einen Großteil der Übungen gibt es Lösungshinweise. Außer einer gewissen Schulung im mathematischen Schließen sind spezielle Vorkenntnisse nicht erforderlich; lediglich für Teile der Modelltheorie wären algebraische Grundkenntnisse wünschenswert. Die Verzeichnisse (Stichwörter, Symbole, Literatur) sind ausführlich und kommen der selbständigen Erarbeitung des Stoffes sehr entgegen. Das Buch ist inhaltsreich und flüssig geschrieben. Aus der Literatur bekannte Beweise wurden oft erheblich vereinfacht. Auch werden viele interessante Details präsentiert, die in der Lehrbuchliteratur nur schwer zu finden sind. Beispiele: Fragmente der 1. Stufe (etwa der Birkhoffsche Vollständigkeitssatz) und die Solovayschen Vollständigkeitssätze über Selbstreferenz. Die Gödelschen Unvollständigkeitssätze und ihr Umfeld werden besonders ausführlich behandelt. Nur gelegentlich werden weiterführende Betrachtungen angestellt, die mit Verweisen auf entsprechende Literaturstellen abschließen.

Wörter und Regeln

die Natur der Sprache

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Author: Steven Pinker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783938478592

Category:

Page: 478

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Cengage Advantage Books: Culture Counts: A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

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Author: Serena Nanda,Richard L. Warms

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337514195

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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Framed around the concept of culture, CULTURE COUNTS, 4th Edition, uses ethnographic storytelling to draw students into the material and teach valuable critical-thinking skills. The text focuses on how culture directs and explains people's behavior, thereby helping students understand the world today as well as how humans can solve problems and effect positive change. Using an authoritative yet conversational voice, the authors emphasize contemporary issues, the impact of globalization, gender issues, equalities and inequalities, cross-cultural comparisons, and American culture. These topics are important to both the study of anthropology and understanding of the world around you. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Languages and Dialects in the U.S.

Focus on Diversity and Linguistics

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Author: Marianna Di Paolo,Arthur K. Spears

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317916182

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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Languages and Dialects in the U.S. is a concise introduction to linguistic diversity in the U.S. for students with little to no background in linguistics. The goal of the editors of this collection of fourteen chapters, written by leading experts on the language varieties discussed, is to offer students detailed insight into the languages they speak or hear around them, grounded in comprehensive coverage of the linguistic systems underpinning them. The book begins with "setting the stage" chapters, introducing the sociocultural context of the languages and dialects featured in the book. The remaining chapters are each devoted to particular U.S. dialects and varieties of American English, each with problem sets and suggested further readings to reinforce basic concepts and new linguistic terminology and to encourage further study of the languages and dialects covered. By presenting students with both the linguistic and social, cultural, and political foundations of these particular dialects and variations of English, Languages and Dialects in the U.S. is the ideal text for students interested in linguistic diversity in the U.S., in introductory courses in sociolinguistics, language and culture, and language variation and change.

Strukturen der Syntax

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Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110813629

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 136

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Dependency Linguistics

Recent advances in linguistic theory using dependency structures

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Author: Kim Gerdes,Eva Hajičová,Leo Wanner

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027270163

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 355

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This volume offers the reader a unique possibility to obtain a concise introduction to dependency linguistics and to learn about the current state of the art in the field. It unites the revised and extended versions of the linguistically-oriented papers to the First International Conference on Dependency Linguistics held in Barcelona. The contributions range from the discussion of definitional challenges of dependency at different levels of the linguistic model, its role beyond the classical grammatical description, and its annotation in dependency treebanks to concrete analyses of various cross-linguistic phenomena of syntax in its interplay with phonetics, morphology, and semantics, including phenomena for which classical simple phrase-structure based models have proven to be unsatisfactory. The volume will be thus of interest to both experts and newcomers to the field of dependency linguistics and its computational applications.

An Introduction to Language

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Author: Kirk Hazen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118559959

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 456

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An Introduction to Language offers an engaging guide tothe nature of language, focusing on how language works – itssounds, words, structures, and phrases – all investigatedthrough wide-ranging examples from Old English to contemporary popculture. Explores the idea of a scientific approach to language,inviting students to consider what qualities of language compriseeveryday skills for us, be they sounds, words, phrases, orconversation Helps shape our understanding of what language is, howit works, and why it is both elegantly complex and essentialto who we are Includes exercises within each chapter to help readers explorekey concepts and directly observe the patterns that are part of allhuman language Examines linguistic variation and change to illustrate socialnuances and language-in-use, drawing primarily on examples fromEnglish Avoids linguistic jargon, focusing instead on a broader andmore general approach to the study of language, and making it idealfor those coming to the subject for the first time Supported by additional web resources – available uponpublication at ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/hazen/introlanguage"www.wiley.com/go/hazen/introlanguage/a– including student study aids and testbank and notes forinstructors

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

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Author: P. H. Matthews

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191079014

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

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The third edition of The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics is an authoritative and invaluable reference source covering every aspect of its wide-ranging field. In 3,250 entries the Dictionary spans grammar, phonetics, semantics, languages (spoken and written), dialects, and sociolinguistics. Clear examples - and diagrams where appropriate - help to convey the meanings of even the most technical terms. It also incorporates entries on keyscholars of linguistics, both ancient and modern, summarising their specialisms and achievements.With existing entries thoroughly revised and updated, and the addition of 100 new entries, this new edition expands its coverage of semantics, as well as recently emerging terminology within, for example, syntactic theory and sociolinguistics.Wide-ranging and with clear definitions, it is the ideal reference for students and teachers in language-related courses, and a great introduction to linguistics for the general reader with an interest in language and its study.

Hammer's German Grammar and Usage

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131752554X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 610

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Long trusted as the most comprehensive, up-to-date and user-friendly grammar available, Hammer’s German Grammar provides you with a complete guide to German as it is written and spoken today. In a new layout to enable better referencing, this new edition includes: concise descriptions of the main grammatical phenomena of German and their use examples of grammar taken from contemporary German, helping you to understand the underlying grammatical principles more quickly invaluable guidance on pronunciation and the German accent discussion of new words from English roots, helping you to communicate in German as Germans do today clarification on the spelling reform and current spellings of German, thus increasing your confidence while writing and reading in German. Praised for its lucid explanations, this new edition distinguishes the most common forms of usage, both formal and informal. Hammer’s German Grammar also offers you a combination of reference grammar and manual of current usage that you will find invaluable, whether a student or a teacher, at intermediate or advanced level.

Mirror for Humanity, A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Anthropology, Cultural anthropology

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Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478401338

Category: Education

Page: 33

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Mirror for Humanity, A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. In this book, you will learn topics such as Doing Anthropology, Language and Communication, Making a Living, and Political Systems plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Arabic

A Linguistic Introduction

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Author: Karin C. Ryding

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107023319

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 197

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This lively introduction to Arabic linguistics provides students with a concise, vivid and engaging overview of the language's structure.

Fließend in drei Monaten

Wie Sie in kürzester Zeit jede Sprache erlernen

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Author: Benny Lewis

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864157358

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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Eine Sprache lernt man nicht nur, sondern man lebt sie. Benny Lewis ist Autodidakt und hat im Laufe der Zeit herausgefunden, worum es tatsächlich beim Lernen einer Sprache geht. In diesem Buch erklärt er, was es wirklich braucht, damit man jede Sprache in kürzester Zeit erlernt. Unerlässlich ist eine enorm hohe Motivation für das Erlernen der Sprache, und man muss sich trauen, die Sprache auch zu sprechen. Sei es durch eine persönliche Reise in das entsprechende Land, übers Internet oder durch einen Tandempartner. Darüber hinaus sollte man möglichst alles in der Fremdsprache tun, was Praxis bringt: Fernsehen schauen, Musik hören und lesen. Mit diesem Buch gibt der Autor Tipps für Eselsbrücken, um Vokabeln und die Grammatik einfacher zu erlernen, und er hilft dabei, die Herangehensweise an das Lernen so zu optimieren, dass es zu einem Kinderspiel wird. Sein Erfolg spiegelt sich im weltweit größten Sprachlernblog wider, mit dem er bereits Millionen Menschen dabei geholfen hat, eine neue Sprache zu erlernen.

Synchronic English Linguistics

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Author: Alexander Bergs

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9783631561751

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 197

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This book offers a concise introduction to synchronic English linguistics. Following an introduction to language and linguistics as such, it provides detailed descriptions of the different language levels: phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, and meaning in language (comprising semantics and pragmatics). Furthermore, one chapter deals with constructional approaches to English grammar. The final chapter serves as an outlook on the application of linguistic theory in various domains of language use, including historical linguistics, dialectology, sociolinguistics, language acquisition and forensic linguistics. Every chapter contains specific exercises that help to rehearse the key concepts introduced in this book.