Language files: materials for an introduction to language & linguistics
Ohio State University Press, Apr 1, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 541 pages
While continuing to keep each chapter independent to allow maximum flexibility for teaching and learning, the ninth edition of Language Files has improved the organization within each chapter by adding an introduction file at the beginning. The introduction file provides an overview of the subfield of linguistics to be studied, as well as the specific topics to be discussed.
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This edition of Language Files continues a tradition of accessible readings for introductory level linguistics students. The most striking change in the book is the removal of the "Visual Languages" chapter, with information on sign languages instead being interspersed in regular chapters wherever it is appropriate. Some chapters have been rearranged or moved around; "Animal Communication," for example, is now at the end. The splitting of the sociolinguistics information into chapters on variation and identity works fine in principle, although these chapters are split up in the book with historical linguistics between them, which does not make sense to me. There are also several issues I would have liked to see addressed from the previous edition that have not been dealt with to my satisfaction: the syntax chapter is still showing tertiary branching; there still is no full chapter on second language acquisition; and the historical linguistics chapter could still use some attention, as many of the reconstruction exercises from the previous edition were removed with nothing left in their place, making it much harder to teach reconstruction and develop test materials for it without referring back to a previous edition for additional examples. In all, however, this continues to be a very useful book that students don't seem to have too much trouble understanding (compared to some other introductory texts), and one that offers a quick consolidation of basic information as a reference for those who need to go back and look up the basics.
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Language Files: Materials for an Introduction to Language and Linguistics, 9th ed. Department of Linguistics, Ohio State University . ^Top. Assessment: ...
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