A Concise Introduction to Linguistics

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Author: Bruce M. Rowe,Diane P. Levine

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205446155

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 404

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This student-friendly and well-balanced overview of the field of introductory linguistics pays special attention to linguistic anthropology, revealing the main contributions of linguistics to the study of human communication and how issues of culture are relevant. Highlights of the First Edition: Covers all topics integral to an understanding of introductory linguistics. Takes a problem-centered approach and includes well-constructed exercises and study questions integrated within each chapter. Includes numerous cross-cultural examples relevant to the topics covered, and devotes chapters to anthropological topics. Emphasizes fieldwork and the fronting of phonology. Explains concepts in a systematic way, aided by numerous pedagogical tools, including introductory questions that give the reader a summary of the content of the chapter and provide questions to keep in mind. Features suggested readings and Internet resources at the end of each chapter, providing more sources for further reading, especially useful to a student required to write a research paper for the course. Don't Miss This Exciting Value-Added Option! Research Navigator Guide for Anthropology "Research Navigator Guide for Anthropology" is the easiest way for students to start a research assignment or research paper. Complete with extensive help on the research process and four exclusive databases of credible and reliable source material including the EBSCO Academic Journal and Abstract Database, New York Times Search by Subject Archive, "Best of the Web" Link Library, and Financial Times Article Archive and Company Financials, Research Navigator helps students quickly and efficiently make the most of their research time. "Research Navigator Guide for Anthropology" is available FREE when packaged with this text: 0-205-46783-0.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

An Introduction to Text-to-Speech Synthesis

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Author: Thierry Dutoit

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402003691

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 285

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This is the first book to treat two areas of speech synthesis: natural language processing and the inherent problems it presents for speech synthesis; and digital signal processing, with an emphasis on the concatenative approach. The text guides the reader through the material in a step-by-step easy-to-follow way. The book will be of interest to researchers and students in phonetics and speech communication, in both academia and industry.

Mirror for Humanity

A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

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Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780072973280

Category: Anthropology

Page: 282

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An Introduction to Historical Linguistics

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Author: Terry Crowley,Claire Bowern

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195365542

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 376

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The new edition of this popular introductory text on historical linguistics covers all areas of language change, with a focus on Australia and the Pacific. Topics include sound change, the comparative method, cultural reconstruction and morphological and syntactic change.

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: 1317916190

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

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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.