2 edition of Language and languages: an introduction to linguistics found in the catalog.
Language and languages: an introduction to linguistics
Willem Laurens Graff
in New York, Russell & Russell, 1964
Written in English
Bibliography: p. 437-471.
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|Pagination||xlvi, 487 p. illus., map. ;|
|Number of Pages||487|
A language is a structured system of ge, in a broader sense, is the method of communication that involves the use of – particularly human – languages. The scientific study of language is called ons concerning the philosophy of language, such as whether words can represent experience, have been debated at least since Gorgias and Plato in ancient Greece. This work offers an introduction to the traditional topics of structural linguistics: theories of sound, form, meaning, and language change and also provides coverage of contextual linguistics, including chapters on discourse, dialect variation, language and culture, and the politics of language.
Language contact: An introduction. Washington, DC: Georgetown Univ. Press. E-mail Citation» A very accessible overview of the field, with an emphasis on historical linguistics. This book is probably the most appropriate textbook for an undergraduate or beginning-level graduate course on language contact or historical linguistics. Winford, D. As the book progresses, I introduce data from many languages that will be “exotic” to students, so that by the end of the book, they will have some sense of linguistic diversity, at least with respect to types of morphology. There are some aspects of the content of this text that might seem unusual to instructors.
Introduction This book is Š as the title suggests Š a book about the mathematical study of language, that is, about the description of language and languages with mathematical methods. It is intended for students of mathematics, linguis-tics, computer science, File Size: 3MB. Arabic language and linguistics / Reem Bassiouney and E. Graham Katz, editors. p. cm.—(Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics Series) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN (pbk.: alk. paper) 1. Arabic language—Discourse analysis. 2. Arabic language—Variation. 3. Arabic language.
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