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Concise Introduction to Linguistics, A, 3rd Edition

By Bruce M. Rowe, Diane P. Levine

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 6, 2011

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This student-friendly and well-balanced overview of the field of introductory linguistics pays special attention to linguistic anthropology and reveals the main contributions of linguistics to the study of human communication and how issues of culture are relevant. Its workbook format contains well-constructed exercises in every chapter that allow students to practice key concepts.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1  The Nature of Communication    

The Nature of Communication    

Nonhuman and Human Communication Compared    

Chimpanzees and Gorillas in Controlled Environments    

Skepticism over Ape Language Studies    

Summary    

Suggested Reading    

Suggested Websites    

Review of Terms and Concepts    

End of Chapter Questions    

 

Chapter 2   The Phonological Component: Phonetics    

Articulatory Phonetics    

Consonants and Vowels    

Syllables and Syllabic Consonants    

Suprasegmentals    

Connected Speech    

Summary    

Suggested Reading    

Suggested Websites    

Review of Terms and Concepts    

End of Chapter Exercises 

   

Chapter 3   The Phonological Component: Phonology    

The Phoneme and the Concept of Significant Differences in Sounds    

Distinctive Feature Analysis    

Phonological Processes    

The Continuous and Complex Nature of Speech, Revised    

Summary    

Suggested Reading    

Suggested Websites    

Review of Terms and Concepts    

End of Chapter Exercises

    

Chapter 4   The Morphological Component    

The Morpheme    

Morphological Typology    

How New Words Are Formed    

Lexical Categories    

Summary    

Suggested Reading    

Suggested Websites    

Review of Terms and Concepts    

End of Chapter Exercises 

   

Chapter 5   Syntax

Syntactic Construction    

Grammaticality Judgments and Ambiguity

The Constituent Structure of Sentences    

Phrase Structure Rules    

Transformational Rules    

Optional and Obligatory Transformations    

Summary    

Suggested Reading    

Suggested Websites    

Review of Terms and Concepts   

 

Chapter 6   Semantics and Pragmatics    

The Meaning of Words: Lexical Semantics    

The -Nyms    

Other Kinds of Meaning: Structural Semantics    

Pragmatics    

Summary    

Suggested Reading    

Suggested Websites    

Review of Terms and Concepts    

Fieldwork Project    

 

Chapter 7   Sociolinguistics and Linguistic Anthropology    

Regional Dialects    

African American English    

Hispanic English    

Contact Languages: Pidgins and Creoles    

Situational Dialects or Registers    

Gender and Language    

Linguistic Anthropology    

Language and Nationalism    

Summary    

Suggested Reading    

Suggested Websites    

Review of Terms and Concepts 

   

Chapter 8   Language Acquisition    

Language and the Brain    

Ideas about Language Acquisition    

How Do Children Acquire the Components of Language?    

Language Socialization: Three Examples    

The Acquisition of Sign Language    

Bilingualism    

Summary    

Suggested Reading    

Suggested Websites    

Review of Terms and Concepts    

 

Chapter 9   Sign Language    

The Nature of Sign Language    

What Is ASL?    

Nicaraguan Sign Language: The Birth of a New Language    

Social Dimensions of Sign Language    

Summary    

Suggested Reading    

Suggested Websites    

Review of Terms and Concepts  

End of Chapter Exercises  

  

Chapter 10   Writing Systems    

Writing Is Secondary to Speech and Sign Language    

Types of Writing Systems    

The History of Writing    

The Printing Press    

A Few Words about Computers    

Summary    

Suggested Reading    

Suggested Websites    

Review of Terms and Concepts  

End of Chapter Exercises   

 

Chapter 11   Nonverbal Communication    

What Does “Nonverbal” Mean?    

Kinesic Behavior    

Affect Displays    

The Eyes Have It    

Physical Appearance    

Touching (Tactile) Behavior    

Paralanguage    

Proxemics    

The Physical Environment    

“How-To” Books: A Word of Caution    

Summary    

Suggested Reading    

Suggested Websites    

Review of Terms and Concepts    

End of Chapter Exercises 

   

Chapter 12   Historical Linguistics    

The Relationships between Languages    

Types of Language Change    

How Long Does It Take a Language to Change?    

Disappearing, Reappearing, and Emerging Languages    

The Spread of Englishes    

New Jargons    

Summary    

Suggested Reading    

Suggested Websites    

Review of Terms and Concepts    

 

Appendix A: Answers to Reviews of Terms and Concepts    

Appendix B: Answers to Selected Exercises    

Appendix C: Fieldwork Exercises    

Glossary

Index 

 

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