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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4 Arbitrariness in Language
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adjectives adults affixes allophones alveolar American borrowing brain Broca's area called child cognate set communication consider consonants context corpus creole creole languages deaf dialects diphthong example fact File formation fricative grammar guage human language involves Kupwar language change language contact lexical linguistic manner of articulation meaning Middle English minimal pairs Modern English morphemes morphological nasal native natural class noun phrase object occur Old English palatal particular past tense patterns phonetic phonological pidgin place of articulation plural produced pronounced pronunciation question refer relationship represent result Robin rules semantic sentence signed languages similar social sound change speak speech act speech sounds spoken language stop structure suffix syllable symbols syntactic talk things tion Tok Pisin tongue translation utterance variation varieties velar verb vocal folds vocal tract voiced voiceless Wernicke's area words writing system