In fact, it is much more astutely organised than other comparable introductory textbooks on the market. Thus, English is spoken as a mother tongue by humans of diverse bio- logical ancestry On the other hand, speakers of genetically unrelated languages may belong to the same genetic groups. Say: Whom did you talk to? Language: Uniformity and Diversity 11. The baby was crying previously. With key terms, further reading, questions at the end of each chapter, exercises and key paragraphs in stand-out boxes, this is a firmly pedagogic text that takes difficult concepts and explains them in an easy to understand way, with examples taken from a range of languages across the world.
I wholeheartedly recommend the book to both teachers and students of language. It offers a variety of avenues for getting students involved with the concepts of each chapter. In other words, at best they might account for the emergence of a communicative system of complexity less than that of human language; all take recourse to much hand-waving. Their full meaning how- ever is only acquired when they are used in a particular context. All of this is available before the chapter narrative.
Instructors of introductory linguistics classes will find McGregor's book pedagogically stimulating and flexible. It also has chapters on the world's languages and the kinds of structural features found in different areas of the world. One attraction of this idea is that apes have intentional control of manual gestures but not of vocalizations see §10. Students will appreciate the no-nonsense focus on basic facts and concepts, as well as the frequent interjection of practical suggestions for how to study, learn, and conduct linguistic analysis. Linguistics is a textbook suitable for students all around the world and Americans will find much in this book to get their linguistic juices flowing. At the outset of each chapter is a brief paragraph summary that succinctly captures its conceptual character.
The written forms of these words, however, do not resemble the meanings. The idea behind this is that if the string can be replaced by a single word it behaves as a single word, which we know is a grammatical element. To begin with, it says something about the approach taken to the subject matter. It covers not only the traditional core areas in linguistics of phonetics, phonology, morphology, the lexicon, syntax and semantics, but also highly topical and contemporary areas such as the evolution of language in its biological context, language change, the language and society interface, and how language is acquired, not to be overlooked in any solid modern textbook. Assuming no prior knowledge of philosophy, Siobhan Chapman traces the history and development of ideas in the philosophy of language and outlines the contributions of specific philosophers.
Since neurons in the more active areas of the brain require more oxygen, blood flow to that region increases. Ieder hoofdstuk heeft een eigen index waardoor je informatie makkelijk terug kunt opzoeken. A scientific approach to the study of language involves a critical and inquiring attitude, and refusal to accept uncriti- cally, on faith, or on authority, ideas or ways of thinking about language. Instructors, students, and language buffs alike are encouraged to give it a gander. For example, the word daddy might be used to refer to any man, doggy to all four-legged hairy animals, or moon to all round things.
In fact, it is much more astutely organised than other comparable introductory textbooks on the market. The instructor is thus able to place students in small groups that emphasize peer-to-peer learning, engage students in large lecture halls that place a premium on individual student learning as well as various combinations of these. Instructors will appreciate the way McGregor has highlighted significant parameters of linguistic analysis such as the animacy hierarchy in syntax, the meronymic hierarchy of body parts in the lexicon and geographic directions in the expression of spatial relations. Other languages, including English, French and Danish, have notoriously poor representations of the spoken forms of words. In addition it is engaging, pedagogically well thought through, lucidly written and nicely presented. Linguistics: an introduction presents a refreshing new approach to explaining the basic facts about human languages and will undoubtedly prove to be indispensable at university level. The third thing I would like to encourage is the development of your powers of observation, as well as your critical and creative faculties.
Ziegler, personal communication, February 20, 2001. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. But before we embark on this, we look briefly at the linguistic ability of one non-primate species, one with a long history of domestication. It strives for objecti- vity, for developing hypotheses and putting them to the test by confronting them with observations. Het is natuurlijk ook al in het engels en voorbeelden worden in andere talen gegeven, waardoor je het minder makkelijk kunt toepassen op de nederlandse taal. Throughout these chapters, students will appreciate the attention to meaning and use of language. Halliday, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, University of Sydney, Australia.
It is also obvious that important generalizations will be missed if the types are merely listed. On approval, you will either be sent the print copy of the book, or you will receive a further email containing the link to allow you to download your eBook. It is also possible to produce speech sounds on air drawn into the lungs, on an ingressive pulmonic airstream. With key terms, further reading, questions at the end of each chapter, exercises and key paragraphs in stand-out boxes, this is a firmly pedagogic text that takes difficult concepts and explains them in an easy to understand way. Can you find grammatical clauses satisfying this pattern predicted to be ungrammatical? Dit is wellicht te wijten aan je opleiding die ervoor koos dit boek te gebruiken, maar onthou dat dit een introductie is tot de wetenschap der taal, en geen praktisch boekje om makkelijk het een en ander te weten te komen. It also does not neglect the extensions and applications of linguistics in the real world.