This edition retains the blend of humor and broad coverage that have made the text a perennial best seller, while adding up-to-date information and new research that render each topic fresh, engaging, and current. Especially the chapters about Phonology and Phonemics and the ones about the structure of language are not an easy read. That was why the I took like a year to finish the book - I put it down at that section and procrastinated picking it up again. I would recommend this textbook. What a dreadful little thing linguistics are.
Usually educational books are dry and dull to read but this was very interesting, gripping and easy to read. However, I feel that the book presents a limited view of current topics of interest. Nina Hyams received her bachelor's degree in journalism from Boston University in 1973 and her M. Linguistics is a great subject and if you are looking for an overview this isn't a bad place to start. Some of the repetition from chapter to chapter that annoyed me could be helpful in that environment. If you're looking for a thorough book in introductory linguistics, you need look no further than this book.
Especially since there h For a textbook, I'm glad to say this was not terribly dry. Overall, if you're interested in studying the foundations of linguistics in an academic or recreational setting, I'd definitely recommend picking this book up. Also, the examples listed of Kiwi slang were pretty weird. It covers everything from the basics of what makes up words and sounds to how children develop language to dialects and hispanic and black english. Rodman was also a novelist, his work published by Boson Books in Raleigh, North Carolina. Rent Language Files 11th edition 978-0814251799 today, or search our site for other textbooks by Department of Linguistics.
She has been a visiting scholar at the University of Utrecht and the University of Leiden in the Netherlands and has given numerous lectures throughout Japan and Europe. I didn't realize how in-depth language acquisition was. Additional readings have been added to all chapters, and the number of cross-references among chapters has been increased. Stil autorice je pristupačan, neke od težih lingvističkih pitanja objašnjava na razumljiv i neopterećen način u smislu mogućih nacionalnopolitičkih zavrzlama. The scope of the text makes it suitable for use in a wide range of courses, while its unique organization into student-friendly, self-contained sections allows for tremendous flexibility in course design.
Additional readings have been added to all sections, and the number of cross-references between chapters has been increased. Something that I liked a bit less however was that it mostly focuses on American English. Part of my issue with the text may be that I read it cover to cover in less than a month, whereas in a class you would read the book in smaller sections over a semester. This book was on the recommendation list during my early year in university, partly because the language is easy to follow -since it is an introduction- and also the scope is comprehensive -not only covering grammar morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, phonetics, and phonology , but also psycolinguistics, sociolinguistics, computational linguistics, historical linguistics, and writing systems. We sell the Please note that this is the Solution Manual.
I understand that Chomsky's views are widely accepted by linguists, I just would prefer it if the text at least mentioned other viewpoints. Nina has also published numerous articles on the development of morphology, syntax, and semantics in children. Still, I thought they were extremely interesting. The scope of the text makes it suitable for use in a wide range of courses, while its unique organization into student-friendly, self-contained sections allows for tremendous flexibility in course design. I enjoyed reading the chapters and I felt like it helped with my linguistic knowledge of language and how people speak and write. I had to read this book for class, but now that I am done with it I can finally say goodbye to this. I found most of the information in this textbook relevan This textbook was fascinating.
The Department of Linguistics at The Ohio State University founded in 1963, is world renowned for its programs in computational, descriptive, theoretical, and experimental linguistics. The eleventh edition has been revised, clarified, and updated in many places. Hopefully the new edition addresses this issue. In addition, the accompanying Language Files webpage has links to all these sites as well as to many other websites related to language and linguistics that instructors and students may find interesting. The chapters about how our brains process language information and why we speak a certain way were completely intriguing.
Ipak je to možda moja kroatistička deformacija jer se engleski jezik smatra univerzalnim jezikom znanstvenog diskursa pa stoga ne čudi naslov. About The Author Nina Hyams Dr. Since its inception, Language Files has become one of the most widely adopted, consulted, and authoritative introductory textbooks to linguistics ever written. It does not contain Access Code. Once I did however, I finished it quickly, and I'm glad I persevered or else I would have missed the part on computer language! However, if you're studying for an exam, and you're pressed for time, you may not appreciate the verbosely explained examples, which provide a language aficionado with plenty of content for showing off their linguistics knowledge through fun facts at social If you're looking for a thorough book in introductory linguistics, you need look no further than this book. The problems are carefully solved and explained.
The only part I had trouble with was my most disliked aspect within the subject of linguistics: phonetics. It was interesting to see the ways people's brains develop and how cultures might process grammar in a different way. Lucky for me that I did that, because I almost gave away a total gem of a book! In addition, the accompanying Language Files webpage has links to online resources and websites related to language and linguistics that instructors and students may find interesting. The book 600s pages also contain exercises to test your understanding but no answer keys to cheat, sorry! For a textbook, I'm glad to say this was not terribly dry. The Chapter 8 on Language Acquisition discusses how human are innately gifted with grammar and that language learning is a never ending process. Every new bit was accompanied by a relevant quote, which maybe wasn't necessary but made it fun, and the same goes for the comics which were added here and there. U knjizi se donose i meni posebno zanimljiva poglavlja: Language Change: The Syllables of Time, Language Processing and the Human Brain, Computer Processing of Human Language.
I also loved seeing the differences in how people pronounce words and how grammar is varied based on where you life. Things like aphasia and child language acquisition are just endlessly fascinating, and this book explained them in a simple and readable manner. Published by Ohio State University Press. I used this textbook in my intro to linguistics class as an undergrad and reread it in preparation for grad school. But for a text book, it wasn't so bad. For example, in the chapter on language acquisition there are six pages devoted to answering the question of if chimps can learn human language. This product is modern and fresh, and includes new developments in linguistics and related fields that strengthen its appeal to a wider audience.