The linguistics student's handbook [electronic resource] / Laurie Bauer.
- Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2007.
1 online resource (401 p.)
Language and languages.
- Electronic books.
- The book that tells you all the things you felt you were expected to know about linguistics, but were afraid to ask about. What do you know about Burushaski and Miwok?; What's the difference between paradigmatic and syntagmatic?; What is E-language?; What is a language?; What does the symbol '*' mean in linguistics?; What do you call the letter ð?; Do parenthetical and non-restrictive mean the same thing?; How do you write a bibliographic entry for a work you have not seen? Every student who has asked these questions needs this book. A compendium of useful things for linguistics students to k
- Copyright; Contents; Preface; Abbreviations and conventions used in the text; Part I: Some fundamentals of linguistics; 1 Language; 2 Accent, dialect, variety; 3 Linguistics; 4 Grammar; 5 Parts of speech; 6 Rules; 7 The Saussurean dichotomies; 8 Chomsky's influence; 9 Form and function; 10 Contrast and substitution; 11 Binarity; 12 Trees; 13 State versus process; 14 Native speaker; 15 The data of linguistics; Part II: Notation and terminology; 16 Notational conventions; 17 Frequent abbreviations and initialisms; 18 Terminology: ambiguity; 19 Terminology: synonymy
Part III: Reading linguistics20 The International Phonetic Association; 21 Reading phonetics and phonology; 22 Foreign expressions; 23 Letters, accents and diacritics; 24 Journals; 25 Linguists' names; 26 Laws and principles; 27 Statistics; 28 Some on-line resources for linguists; Part IV: Writing and presenting linguistics; 29 Essay writing; 30 Glosses; 31 Use versus mention; 32 Reification; 33 Spelling; Part V: Bibliographies; 34 Citation etiquette; 35 Reference lists; Part VI: Language file; Language file; Index
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 368-381) and index.
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