Introducing Linguistics (Introducing... S.)

Introducing Linguistics (Introducing... S.) More Than Anything Else, Language Is What Makes Us Human Linguistics, The Discipline Which Studies The Structure, Function And Phenomena Of Language, Has Uncovered Many Surprising And Fascinating Things About The Nature Of Our Human Language Faculty But These Findings Are Often Presented In Opaque Technical Terminology Which Hides Their Simplicity And Beauty Of What Linguists Do, How They Go About It, And What They Have Achieved So Far A Summary Of The History Of Linguistics, From Aristotle To Chomsky, Includes The Chief Contributions Of Its Leading Figures Saussure, The Prague Circle, The American Structuralists, Sapir, Bloomfield And Others Illustrated By Bill Mayblin, This Book Provides A Review Of The Most Recent And Dramatic Advances In The Field, Such As First Language Acquisition By Children, Language In The Brain, Sign Languages, Language Change And Linguistic Prehistory, Men S And Women S Language, Language Engineering And The Universal Properties Of Languages Here Is The Ideal Companion To Related Titles In This Series On Chomsky, Semiotics, Mind And Brain And Consciousness

Robert Lawrence Larry Trask was Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sussex in England He was an authority on the Basque language his book The History of Basque 1997 is an essential reference on diachronic Basque linguistics and probably the best introduction to Basque linguistics as a whole He was also an authority on historical linguistics, and had written about the problem of th

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  • Paperback
  • 176 pages
  • Introducing Linguistics (Introducing... S.)
  • R.L. Trask
  • English
  • 08 August 2019
  • 9781840461695

10 thoughts on “Introducing Linguistics (Introducing... S.)

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    The Introducing books are a fun series, like a mini version of all the college classes you wish you took back when you had the chance Available editions include Budha, Time, Foucault, Logic, Feminism the list goes on and on.My daughter bought me the linguistics book after I commented that I wished I d studies the subject in college Surprisingly, the Introducing book isn t just silly fluff, which was my initial impression based on the cover Instead, it provides a nice overview of the field, from history through modern applications, and I found myself both entertained and educated.Obviously, these type of books can only scratch the surface, but Introducing Linguistics taught me a few things that I didn t know before, kept me engaged, and was a worthwhile way to pass an afternoon.

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    Think a fun review of or introduction to linguistics, by no means is this comprehensive nor is it intended to be Rather, it briefly goes over the core ideas of linguistics I bought these for me to test out interest in several topics and found that these books are delightful They can be finished in a night and may be appropriate for younger audiences, too Be prepared to have Google handy for some unfamiliar topics, if this is a new subject for you.

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    In general the book is interesting and sums up the most important facts Still, there are two downsides Firstly, some major linguistic terms and concepts are just left out Great Vowel Shift, Grimm s Law Secondly, the author is very biased towards Standard English, calling all dialect speakers uneducated I think that this is not acceptable for a linguist because linguistics is also about dialects and minorities Nevertheless, it is a good introduction to the subject.

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    The book serves its purpose by providing a sprinkling of many of the important ideas involved in the study of linguistics If you were interested in something, you can go look it up elsewhere I particularly enjoyed the way photos of young Noam Chomsky show up everywhere to comment on the ideas of different thinkers.

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    It was a quick, easy read that gave a very brief introduction of linguistics It is not in depth by any means, but it had some good references at the end I also liked the comical illustrations they provided

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    Bien concreta y clara, una gu a til para visualizar el panorama ling stico general o, en mi caso, refrescar lo visto en Ling stica de la facultad Yo s lo creo que podr a haber profundizado un poquito m s en las teor as de Chosmky.

  9. says:

    I recommend it because it is interesting and light to read I will defenitely read Introducing books I don t give it stars because some of the examples felt completely deactualized, witch made me think that the book didn t change much since first edition in 1996.

  10. says:

    Only I could have a great time procrastinating my linguistics assessment by reading a fun linguistics book..

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