Linguistics for Non-Linguists: A Primer with Exercises (5th Edition), Paperback, 5 Edition by Parker, Frank
Paperback: 5 Edition
Publication Date: 2009-04-19
Paperback : 360 pages
Edition: 5 Edition
Author: Parker, Frank
Product Description Linguistics for Non-Linguists is a highly readable introductory text that presents students with the basic elements of linguistics in a clear and concise style that any beginner will understand. This newly revised edition continues to expand on the success of earlier editions, taking a subject that is generally considered quite complicated and making it accessible to virtually anyone who requires a basic understanding of linguistics. The authors illustrate major concepts in an easy-to-read style, giving students and specialists in language-related fields an introduction to the essential principles and methods of linguistic theory. Non-linguistics majors will also find this book user-friendly, with a wealth of exercises and references interspersed throughout to help reinforce concepts. Specialists in language-related fields, including Speech-Language Pathology, Experimental Phonetics, Communication, Education, Psychology, and English as a Second Language, will find this text a must-have reference for all courses. From the Back Cover Linguistics for Non-Linguists, Fifth Edition, makes linguistics accessible to beginners by providing a clear understanding of both the basic and more complex aspects of the challenging subject. This newly revised edition continues to be a readable and user-friendly introductory text that presents the basic elements of linguistics clearly and concisely. Beginning with recognizable topics and gradually moving readers into unfamiliar, technical territory, this text makes the subject matter approachable and understandable for all readers. Including summaries of complex topics, supplementary readings, and hundreds of supplementary and exploratory exercises throughout the text that reinforce the material covered, Linguistics for Non-Linguists offers students a complete understanding of the basics of this critical field. Specialists in language-related fields including Speech-Language Pathology, Experimental Phonetics, Communication, Education, Psychology, and English as a Second Language, will find this text an essential resource and reference. The New, Fifth Edition Includes: An entirely new chapter on Language Change New exercises ranging from short-answer problems to exploratory exercises that allow students to check their progress and to continue to research critical topics. Updated “Supplementary Readings” sections that keep the material up-to-date and provide opportunities to expand on chapter material.
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