Linguistics: An Introduction to Language and Communication, 6th edition (MIT Press)

Linguistics: An Introduction to Language and Communication, 6th edition (MIT Press)

Adrian Akmajian


This renowned introductory linguistics textual content is exclusive for its integration of topics. instead of deal with morphology, phonetics, phonology, syntax, and semantics as thoroughly separate fields, the publication exhibits how they have interaction. It offers a legitimate creation to linguistic method whereas encouraging scholars to think about why everyone is intrinsically drawn to language--the final puzzle of the human mind.

The textual content first treats such structural and interpretive elements of language as morphology, phonology, syntax, and semantics, then takes a cognitive viewpoint and covers such issues as pragmatics, psychology of language, language acquisition, and language and the mind. For this 6th version, all chapters were revised. New fabric contains up to date examples, new specific issues sections, and new discussions of the minimalist application, semantic minimalism, human genetic relationships and ancient relationships between languages, Gricean theories, experimental pragmatics, and language acquisition.

The association of the e-book provides teachers flexibility in designing their classes. Chapters have various subsections with middle fabric offered first and extra fabric following as unique subject matters. The accompanying workbook vitamins the textual content with routines drawn from a number of languages. The target is to educate uncomplicated conceptual foundations of linguistics and the tools of argumentation, justification, and speculation checking out in the box. through offering the main basic linguistics recommendations intimately, the textual content permits scholars to get a sense for a way actual paintings in several components of linguistics is done.

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