: Linguistics: An Introduction to Language and Communication (The MIT Press) (): Adrian Akmajian, Ann K. Farmer, Lee Bickmore. LINGUISTICS. AN INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE AND. COMMUNICATION. Fifth Edition. Adrian Akmajian. Richard A. Demers. Ann K. Farmer. Robert M. The text provides a sound introduction to linguistic methodology while also The late Adrian Akmajian was Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona.

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The authors use an inductive pedagogical approach that invites students to examine language as an object of inquiry, taking as much xkmajian as needed to build important linguistic intuitions. The comprehensiveness of the volume, particularly with respect to the cognitive science and language use sections, permits it to serve as a basic text for courses with diverse foci, from straightforward introductory linguistics to communications and psycholinguistics.

Sentence Structure and Anaphora. Farmer is an Information Engineer at Google.

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References to this book Introduction to the theory of grammar Henk C. The authors follow the basic organization of the third edition. The phonology of the world’s languages, ed.

The authors employ a fairly elevated registerwith unapologetic use of technical terms which are always well-defined and illustrated. FarmerLee BickmoreRichard A.

Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Similarly, language variation and acquisition are informed by results in these fields. Since the text contains more material than even the most ambitious instructor could hope to cover in a semester, the authors suggest a number of modular formats, selecting particular chapters to be tailored to the goals of the course.

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Book titles OR Journal titles. Wiese argues that traditional descriptive tools lead to potentially contradictory accounts depending on whether one proceeds from phonetic observation or overall systemic requirements, motivating his choice of a Rent from DeepDyve Recommend. DemerAnn K. A counter to this position is that first, a linguistics course may well provide the only opportunity for the college population to be exposed to the vast though diminishing range of linguistic diversity, particularly of non-European languages.

Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. An understanding of these patterns enables the reader to write a phonemic transcription of any English word. The fifth edition has been thoroughly revised. There is much to like about the new edition. An introduction to language and communication. The Study of the Structure of Words.

One wishes to be as current as possible so as to show the advances of the discipline to fullest advantage and at the same time to leave students, the majority of whom will not continue in linguistics, with a coherent model having reasonable explanatory power. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.

Norrick Snippet view – Adrian AkmajianRichard A. This edition also includes an account of the patterns of occurrence of reduced vowels in English. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

View freely available titles: Revisions include, but are not limited to, the addition of “selected readings” kamajian, updated examples, new discussion on the creative nature of neologisms, and the use of IPA as the primary transcription system throughout. User Review – Flag as inappropriate definition of speech. The authors have chosen to present theories that are well-established, if not cutting-edge, that serve to demonstrate linyuistics requirements of a viable linguistic theory.

An Introduction to Language and Communication.

This popular introductory linguistics text is unique in the way various themes are integrated throughout the book. Thus the authors present distinctive feature theory and foot-based linuistics as their phonological models, with an advanced section on tone contour. Introduction to the theory of grammar Henk C. DemersAnn K. By Adrian Akmajian, Richard A. Farmer, and Robert M. DemersRobert M.


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The authors are fully cognizant of this decision, arguing that their intention is to encourage linguistic intuitions in a largely Englishspeaking audience. Students are initiated into the reasoning and methodologies that linguists use in formulating theories and making inferences from data. Tables and figures are pertinent and not overused.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: One perennial problem in writing linguistic texts remains the choice of which version of a theory to present: If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.

User Review – Flag as inappropriate Exellect textbook. Second, many of the intuitions we wish to foster can be strengthened, not by examining English in evercloser detail, but by noting the contrast between an English linguistic strategy and a very different one that marks the same concept.

This, the fourth volume in Durand’s ambitiously titled series, aims to be ‘a thorough and in-depth survey of the phonological system ofpresent-day [standard ] German To illustrate syntactic models, they present transformational theory, with an advanced section on X-bar theory.