Essential Linguistics

Essential Linguistics
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Author: David E. Freeman,Yvonne S. Freeman
Pages: 263
ISBN: UOM:39015073610829
Release: 2004
Editor: Heinemann

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this unique linguistics course-in-a-book, David and Yvonne Freeman explain essential linguistic concepts in a thorough, but manageable manner and show the connections between linguistic theory and classroom practice

Essential Linguistics Second Edition

Essential Linguistics  Second Edition
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Author: David E. Freeman,Yvonne S. Freeman
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0325050937
Release: 2014
Editor: Heinemann Educational Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"This edition explains English phonology, morphology, and syntax and the implications for teaching using the International Phonetic Alphabet to prepare students for the Praxis examination including chapters on first and second language acquisition research and theories reviewing ESL teaching methods. With examples, activities, and end-of-chapter applications that link linguistic theory and classroom practice, the Freemans show teachers how to use their new understandings of linguistics to help student learning."--Publisher.

Language Building Blocks

Language Building Blocks
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Author: Anita Pandey
Pages: 225
ISBN: 9780807772690
Release: 2015-04-26
Editor: Teachers College Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Language Building Blocks is an accessible resource that familiarizes early childhood professionals with linguistics, the scientific study of language. Knowledge of linguistics will enable early childhood educators to successfully teach young children core competencies, ranging from phonemic awareness, reading and math, to health literacy and intercultural awareness. The text includes numerous real-life examples for diverse age groups and learning styles. The online Resource Guide provides hands-on activities and contributions by top scholars in the field. This resource shows teachers how to systematically empower and include all children. This teacher-friendly book: Provides an enhanced understanding of language and language acquisition, minimizing misdiagnoses of special needs.Makes language come alive for children and educators preparing for the Praxis Test.Demonstrates that children develop key skills when they can (dis)assemble language.Highlights approaches Dr. Seuss used to make reading fun for young readers.Offers innovative language and literacy observation and enhancement strategies, including multilingual math and literacy, language exploration, and play.Illustrates the value of observation, collaboration, and inquiry in early learning. “The great value of this resource is that it offers numerous 'bridging' reflections, strategies, and specific instructional interventions. It is a must for any educator that must understand the significant link between language and achievement in schooling contexts.” —From the Foreword by Eugene García “An extraordinarily informative, useful, and highly accessible tool for educators of young children of all language backgrounds. An excellent resource for teacher preparation and professional development.” —Dorothy S. Strickland, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Professor of Education, Emerita, Distinguished Research Fellow, National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey “Informativo! Educators must know how to break down language, how discourse mirrors culture, and how Spanish and other languages promote success in core content areas.” —Rossana Ramirez Boyd, President, National Association for Bilingual Education “A truly necessary guide to understanding language for early childhood teachers in today’s multicultural and multilingual world. Pandey clearly explains the fullness and potential of linguistic knowledge in teaching, honoring the role of the reflective teacher, and celebrating the uniqueness of young children and their languages worldwide.” —Debora B. Wisneski, University of Nebraska at Omaha, President, Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) Anita Pandey is professor of linguistics and coordinator of Professional Communication in the Department of English and Language Arts at Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland.

Essential Introductory Linguistics

Essential Introductory Linguistics
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Author: Grover Hudson
Pages: 552
ISBN: 0631222847
Release: 2000
Editor: Wiley-Blackwell

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is a new kind of textbook for courses in introductory linguistics. It makes clear what is important or essential, and omits what is not. It is strictly selective, highly structured, focused, to-the-point and informative. It presents material in a way that mirrors the structure of a typical semester of teaching, and integrates many exercises into the text.In doing this it meets the need of the busy student who wants the text book to get straight to the point; and it suits the instructor looking for a textbook which not only identifies key material, but integrates it with numerous exercises, engaging the student in active learning.The book organises, develops, integrates, and practices topics more thoroughly than other textbooks. Chapters are short, each corresponding, generally, to two typical class periods. They are organised in a very clear way, with numbered and labelled sections. They present information in lists and provide generous illustrative material. Each chapter concludes with an outline, a list of new concepts and terms, and with a set of short, often objective, exercises. Thus the book will serve both as a study guide and as a textbook for beginning students.Essential Introductory Linguistics is supported by an instructor's manual.

Essential Programming for Linguistics

Essential Programming for Linguistics
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Author: Martin Weisser
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9780748641833
Release: 2009-11-30
Editor: Edinburgh University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A gentle introduction to programming for students and researchers interested in conducting computer-based analysis in linguistics, this book is an ideal starting point for linguists approaching programming for the first time. Assuming no background knowledge of programming, the author introduces basic notions and techniques needed for linguistics programming and helps readers to develop their understanding of electronic texts.The book includes many examples based on diverse topics in linguistics in order to demonstrate the applicability of the concepts at the heart of programming. Practical examples are designed to help the reader to:*Identify basic issues in handling language data, including Unicode processing*Conduct simple analyses in morphology/morphosyntax, and phonotactics*Understanding techniques for matching linguistic patterns*Learn to convert data into formats and data structures suitable for linguistic analysis*Create frequency lists from corpus materials to gather basic descriptive statistics on texts*Understand, obtain and 'clean up' web-based data*Design graphical user interfaces for writing more efficient and easy-to-use analysis tools.Two different types of exercise help readers to either learn to interpret and understand illustrative sample code, or to develop algorithmic thinking and solution strategies through turning a series of instructions into sample programs. Readers will be equipped with the necessary tools for designing their own extended projects.Key Features:*Ideal introduction for students of linguistics attempting to process corpus materials or literary texts for dissertations, theses or advanced research work*Linguistic examples throughout the text clearly demonstrate the application of programming theory and techniques*Coverage ranging from basic to more complex topics and methodologies enables the reader to progress at their own pace*Two chapters on the advantages of modularity and associated issues provid

Understanding Language

Understanding Language
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Author: Elizabeth Winkler
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9781441124111
Release: 2015-07-09
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Understanding Language is the second edition of this introduction to linguistics aimed at all students who are new to the subject. The book is comprehensive in its coverage of the key areas of linguistics, yet explains these in an easy to understand, jargon-free way. Pictures, diagrams, tables and suggestions for further reading together with Grace Winkler's witty prose make this an accessible, student friendly guide which should enable students to navigate this often complicated area of study. Topics covered include: language acquisition speech sounds the make-up of words grammar meaning communication the history of English language variation and change language and technology. This is an essential introduction for any student taking linguistics at university, whether as their main subject of study, or in conjunction with related fields.

Essential Statistics for Applied Linguistics

Essential Statistics for Applied Linguistics
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Author: Wander Lowie,Bregtje Seton
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781137284907
Release: 2012-10-30
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Using numbers and research methods in your studies can be a little daunting at first. This book gives you straightforward guidance and no-nonsense advice on using, analysing and interpreting statistics and methodologies in empirical work. Each topic is introduced by an activity to help stimulate thought, and this is followed by a full explanation and exercises. Essential Statistics for Applied Linguistics: – explores different types of research and explains how to choose a methodology – gives clear explanations of statistical and mathematical terms – builds confidence and skills through hands-on exercises, examples and 'how-to' sections – offers online learning resources, including demonstrations with real data to be used with the software package SPSS Assuming no previous knowledge of methodology and statistics, this book will help you to acquire and strengthen your understanding, practice what you have learnt and feel comfortable with applying this new expertise to your own work.

Essential Topics in Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism

Essential Topics in Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism
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Author: Mirosław Pawlak,Larissa Aronin
Pages: 305
ISBN: 9783319014142
Release: 2013-09-18
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book brings together papers dealing with essential issues in applied linguistics and multilingualism that have been contributed by leading figures in these two fields and present state-of-the-art developments in theory and research. The first part includes articles touching on various aspects of multiple-language acquisition, with a particular emphasis on the role of affordances, the interfaces between language and thought, and factors influencing the process of language learning. Part Two deals with individual variations in the acquisition of additional languages, focusing in particular on the impact of such variables as age, aptitude, motivation and learning deficits. Finally, Part Three presents contributions illuminating key issues in the acquisition of different subsystems and skills, such as grammar, phonology, lexis and writing systems. Thanks to the diversity of perspectives on applied linguistics and multilingualism, as well as the cutting-edge nature of some of the proposals, this edited collection will be an important reference work and a source of inspiration for theorists and researchers.

Study Skills for Linguistics

Study Skills for Linguistics
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Author: Jeanette Sakel
Pages: 166
ISBN: 9781317530091
Release: 2015-03-27
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Study Skills for Linguistics is the essential companion for students embarking on a degree in linguistics. Covering all the core skills that students of linguistics will require during the early part of their degree, this book gives the reader a basic understanding of the field, as well as confidence in how to find out more and how to prepare for their future career. The key features covered include: subject-specific skills including basic linguistic tools and terminology, such as word classes and grammatical terminology; essential study skills, such as how to perform well in the degree, how to search for and reference literature and how to write an essay; guides for a future with a linguistics degree, including how to write a CV and prepare for a range of graduate destinations. An accessible guide to essential skills in the field of linguistics, Study Skills for Linguistics is a must-read for students contemplating studying this topic, and provides a guide that will take them through their degree and beyond.

Doing Applied Linguistics

Doing Applied Linguistics
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Author: Nicholas Groom,Jeannette Littlemore
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781136672132
Release: 2012-04-27
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Doing Applied Linguistics provides a concise, lively and accessible introduction to the field of applied linguistics for readers who have little or no prior knowledge of the subject. The book explores the basics of the field then goes on to examine in more depth what applied linguists actually do, and the types of research methods that are most frequently used in the field. By reading this book students will find the answers to four sets of basic questions: What is applied linguistics, and what do applied linguists do? Why do it? What is the point of applied linguistics? How and why might I get involved in applied linguistics? How to do it? What kinds of activities are involved in doing applied linguistic research? Written by teachers and researchers in applied linguistics Doing Applied Linguistics is essential reading for all students with interests in this area.

NLP

NLP
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Author: Tom Hoobyar,Tom Dotz,Susan Sanders
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780062083623
Release: 2013-02-12
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) has helped millions to overcome their fears, increase their confidence, and achieve greater success in their personal and professional lives and relationships. Now, from the company that created NLP: The New Technology of Achievement—one of the bestselling NLP books of all time—comes NLP: The Essential Guide to Neuro-Linguistic Programming. This user-friendly guide, written by three seasoned NLP Master Practitioners and coaches, leads you on a personal journey in using and applying NLP in everyday life. Through their real-life stories, you will experience the NLP strategies you need to achieve specific results in business and in life. As you read NLP: The Essential Guide, you'll find yourself thinking in new ways and applying the techniques to your own personal challenges and opportunities for greater satisfaction.

Doing Research in Applied Linguistics

Doing Research in Applied Linguistics
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Author: Jim McKinley,Heath Rose
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9781315389592
Release: 2016-12-08
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Doing Research in Applied Linguistics: Realities, dilemmas, and solutions provides insight and guidance for those undertaking research, and shows the reader how to deal with the challenges of this research involving real people in real settings. Featuring over twenty chapters by experienced and up-and-coming researchers from around the world, this book: outlines the steps involved in solving the problem and completing a successful, and publishable, project; provides case studies of obstacles faced at each stage of research, from preliminary planning to report writing; addresses issues of validity and reliability during data collection and analysis; discusses ethical issues in research dealing with vulnerable groups including children, refugees, and students; includes examples from longitudinal studies, and both qualitative and quantitative research. Doing Research in Applied Linguistics is essential reading for students studying research methods, or for those embarking on their first research project in applied linguistics or language education.

The Language Instinct

The Language Instinct
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Author: Steven Pinker
Pages: 576
ISBN: 0062032526
Release: 2010-12-14
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The classic book on the development of human language by the world’s leading expert on language and the mind. In this classic, the world's expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of language into a compelling story: language is a human instinct, wired into our brains by evolution. The Language Instinct received the William James Book Prize from the American Psychological Association and the Public Interest Award from the Linguistics Society of America. This edition includes an update on advances in the science of language since The Language Instinct was first published.

Posthumanist Applied Linguistics

Posthumanist Applied Linguistics
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Author: Alastair Pennycook
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781315457550
Release: 2017-09-13
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Drawing on a range of contexts and data sources, from urban multilingualism to studies of animal communication, Posthumanist Applied Linguistics offers us alternative ways of thinking about the human predicament, with major implications for research, education and politics. Exploring the advent of the Anthropocene, new forms of materialism, distributed language, assemblages, and the boundaries between humans, other animals and objects, eight incisive chapters by one of the world's foremost applied linguistics open up profound questions to do with language and the world. This critical posthumanist applied linguistic perspective is essential reading for all researchers and students in the fields of Applied Linguistics and Sociolinguistics.

The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics

The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics
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Author: James Simpson
Pages: 752
ISBN: 9781136857980
Release: 2011-03-15
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics serves as an introduction and reference point to key areas in the field of applied linguistics. The five sections of the volume encompass a wide range of topics from a variety of perspectives: applied linguistics in action language learning, language education language, culture and identity perspectives on language in use descriptions of language for applied linguistics. The forty-seven chapters connect knowledge about language to decision-making in the real world. The volume as a whole highlights the role of applied linguistics, which is to make insights drawn from language study relevant to such decision-making. The chapters are written by specialists from around the world. Each one provides an overview of the history of the topic, the main current issues and possible future trajectory. Where appropriate, authors discuss the impact and use of new technology in the area. Suggestions for further reading are provided with every chapter. The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics is an essential purchase for postgraduate students of applied linguistics. Editorial board: Ronald Carter, Guy Cook, Diane Larsen-Freeman and Amy Tsui.

Applied Linguistics for Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners

Applied Linguistics for Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
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Author: Erdogan, Nabat,Wei, Michael
Pages: 504
ISBN: 9781522584681
Release: 2019-06-30
Editor: IGI Global

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Irrespective of the language (first, second, or foreign) taught, knowledge of linguistics and its application is a must for language teachers. However, most TESOL programs use general linguistics textbooks that deal with the science of linguistics (as theory), disregarding its implications (practice) for teaching English language learners. Applied Linguistics for Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners is an essential scholarly publication that seeks to contribute to TESOL and language teacher education programs in order to assist educators to apply their knowledge to help linguistically and culturally diverse learners succeed in school and life. Highlighting an array of topics such as bilingualism, morphology, and sociolinguistics, this book is ideal for educators, educational programs, professionals, academicians, professors, linguists, and students.

Linguistics and Law

Linguistics and Law
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Author: Jeffrey P. Kaplan
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9780429832437
Release: 2019-09-04
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Linguistics and Law offers a clear and concise introduction to making sense of the law through linguistics. Drawing on lexical semantics, syntax, and pragmatics to interpret both written and spoken laws, this book: addresses how to interpret legal documents such as contracts, statutes, constitutional provisions and trademarks; provides thorough analyses of "language crimes" including solicitation, perjury, defamation, and conspiracy, as well as talk between police and criminal suspects; analyzes the Miranda warning in depth; tackles the question of whether there is a "language" of the law; draws on real-life case studies to aid understanding. Written in an approachable, conversational style and aimed at undergraduate students with little or no prior knowledge of linguistics or law, this book is essential reading for those approaching this topic for the first time.

Black Linguistics

Black Linguistics
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Author: Arnetha Ball,Sinfree Makoni,Geneva Smitherman,Arthur K. Spears,Forward by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781134507269
Release: 2005-08-19
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Enslavement, forced migration, war and colonization have led to the global dispersal of Black communities and to the fragmentation of common experiences. The majority of Black language researchers explore the social and linguistic phenomena of individual Black communities, without looking at Black experiences outside a given community. This groundbreaking collection re-orders the elitist and colonial elements of language studies by drawing together the multiple perspectives of Black language researchers. In doing so, the book recognises and formalises the existence of a "Black Linguistic Perspective" highlights the contributions of Black language researchers in the field. Written exclusively by Black scholars on behalf of, and in collaboration with local communities, the book looks at the commonalities and differences among Black speech communities in Africa and the Diaspora. Topics include: * the OJ Simpson trial * language issues in Southern Africa and Francophone West Africa * the language of Hip Hop * the language of the Rastafaria in Jamaica With a foreword by Ngugi wa Thiong'o, this is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the linguistic implications of colonization.

Syntactic Structures

Syntactic Structures
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Author: Noam Chomsky
Pages: 117
ISBN: 9783112316009
Release: 2020-05-29
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

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The Speculative Grammarian Essential Guide to Linguistics

The Speculative Grammarian Essential Guide to Linguistics
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Author: Trey Jones,Keith W. Slater,Bill Spruiell
Pages: 356
ISBN: 061584586X
Release: 2013-07-19
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Speculative Grammarian is the premier schol­arly journal featuring research in the oft ne­glected field of satirical linguistics-and it is now available in book form! The past twenty-five years have witnessed many changes in linguistics, with major de­vel­opments in linguistic theory, significant ex­pansion in language description, and even some progress in getting a few members of the general public to realize that the term "linguist" is not defined as 'someone who works at the UN doing simultaneous trans­lation'. Speculative Grammarian is proud to have been a part of these changes. And now, in our humble yet authoritative opinion, the time is ripe for the appearance of an anthology containing the most important linguistics articles to have appeared in SpecGram in the past twenty-five years. (Readers seeking articles from before 1988 should consult one of the previous volumes in this series, which have appeared at intervals ranging from twenty to one hundred years ever since SpecGram was first published). This anthology, it is hoped, will allow our readers to gain a deeper, wider, fatter un­der­standing of linguistics as it evolved in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, without the trouble of having to take a graduate seminar in "Modern Linguistics" taught by a professor who's so old that she thinks the Beach Boys are cute. Some of us took graduate seminars like that ourselves, and believe us, this book is better.