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Understanding Language

Series Editor: GREVILLE CORBETT, Bernard Comrie

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  1. Understanding Phonology, 2Ed

    2nd Edition

    By Carlos Gussenhoven, Haike Jacobs

    Series: Understanding Language

    The study of phonology is central to courses on language and linguistics. As one of the first volumes in the Understanding Language series, Understanding Phonology has proved to be a popular choice for students both in the UK and overseas. In this new edition the authors have revised and updated...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Understanding Syntax 2nd Edition

    By Maggie Tallerman, Maggie Tallerman

    Series: Understanding Language

    Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, it discusses and illustrates all the major terms and concepts essential to the study of sentence structure in the world's languages. 'Noun' and 'verb' are explained, and the properties of these categories are discussed. The reader discovers what a finite...

    Published March 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Understanding Pragmatics

    By Gunter Senft

    Series: Understanding Language

    Understanding Pragmatics takes an interdisciplinary approach to provide an accessible introduction to linguistic pragmatics. This book discusses how the meaning of utterances can only be understood in relation to overall cultural, social and interpersonal contexts, as well as to culture specific...

    Published January 16th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Understanding Child Language Acquisition

    By Caroline Rowland

    Series: Understanding Language

    Taking an accessible and cross-linguistic approach, Understanding Child Language Acquisition introduces readers to the most important research on child language acquisition over the last fifty years, as well as to some of the most influential theories in the field. Rather than just describing what...

    Published August 15th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Understanding Semantics, Second Edition

    By Sebastian Löbner

    Series: Understanding Language

    Understanding Semantics, Second Edition, provides an engaging and accessible introduction to linguistic semantics. The first part takes the reader through a step-by-step guide to the main phenomena and notions of semantics, covering levels and dimensions of meaning, ambiguity, meaning and context,...

    Published June 16th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Understanding Syntax

    3rd Edition

    By Maggie Tallerman

    Series: Understanding Language

    Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, Understanding Syntax, Third Edition, explains and illustrates the major terms and concepts essential to the study of sentence structure in the world’s languages. Word classes such as ‘noun’, ‘verb’ and ‘preposition’ are introduced, and the properties of...

    Published September 29th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Understanding Phonetics

    By Patricia Ashby

    Series: Understanding Language

    Assuming little or no background knowledge and using original examples and exercises (with answers supplied), Understanding Phonetics provides you with an accessible introduction to the basics of phonetics and a comprehensive analysis of traditional phonetic theory - the articulation and physical...

    Published September 29th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Understanding Phonology

    3rd Edition

    By Carlos Gussenhoven, Haike Jacobs

    Series: Understanding Language

    This widely acclaimed textbook provides a complete introduction to the phonology of human languages ideal for readers with no prior knowledge of the subject.This skilfully written text provides a broad, yet up-to-date, introduction to phonology. Assuming no previous knowledge of phonology or...

    Published May 26th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Understanding Morphology

    2nd Edition

    By Martin Haspelmath, Andrea Sims

    Series: Understanding Language

    This new edition of Understanding Morphology has been fully revised in line with the latest research. It now includes 'big picture' questions to highlight central themes in morphology, as well as research exercises for each chapter.Understanding Morphology presents an introduction to the study of...

    Published September 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  10. Understanding Language Testing

    By Dan Douglas

    Series: Understanding Language

    Understanding Language Testing presents an introduction to language tests and the process of test development that starts at the very beginning. Assuming no knowledge of the field, the book promotes a practical understanding of language testing using examples from a variety of languages. While...

    Published December 24th 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Understanding Syntax, 4th Edition
    By Maggie Tallerman
    To Be Published August 24th 2014
  2. Understanding Second Language Acquisition, Second Edition
    By Lourdes Ortega
    To Be Published January 31st 2015
  3. Study Skills for Linguistics

    To Be Published February 27th 2015

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