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Understanding Language

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  1. Study Skills for Linguistics

    By Jeanette Sakel

    Series: Understanding Language

    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...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Understanding Syntax

    4th Edition

    By Maggie Tallerman

    Series: Understanding Language

    Assuming no prior knowledge, Understanding Syntax illustrates the major concepts, categories and terminology associated with the study of cross-linguistic syntax. A theory-neutral and descriptive viewpoint is taken throughout. Starting with an overview of what syntax is, the book moves on to...

    Published August 26th 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 17th 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 16th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Understanding Semantics, Second Edition

    By Sebastian Loebner

    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 17th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 30th 2011 by Routledge

  7. 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 27th 2011 by Routledge

  8. 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 24th 2010 by Routledge

  9. 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 25th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Understanding Second Language Acquisition

    By Lourdes Ortega

    Series: Understanding Language

    Whether we grow up with one, two, or several languages during our early years of life, many of us will learn a second, foreign, or heritage language in later years. The field of Second language acquisition (SLA, for short) investigates the human capacity to learn additional languages in late...

    Published November 28th 2008 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Understanding Historical Linguistics
    By Kate Burridge, Alexander Bergs
    To Be Published February 1st 2016
  2. Understanding Morphology, 3rd Edition
    By Andrea Sims
    To Be Published March 1st 2016
  3. Understanding Second Language Acquisition, Second Edition
    By Lourdes Ortega
    To Be Published March 31st 2016

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