Contemporary linguistics: an introduction
Longman, 1996 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 755 pages
This book is a comprehensive, fully up-to-date introduction to linguistics. All the core topics of linguistics are covered, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, the genetic and typological classification of the languages of the world, and historical linguistics. Interdisciplinary areas discussed include language and the brain, psycholinguistics - the study of language processing, first and second language acquisition, language in social contexts and computational linguistics.
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This is the introductory text I recommend for anyone interested in linguistics but unsure of what linguistics actually is. The book ranges from the broad explanation of the field down to specific ... Read full review
This is an excellent introductory textbook. Highly recommended for linguistics students!
grammars change over time
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