Linguistics: The Basics  -     Edited By: Anne E. Baker, Kees Hengeveld
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 504
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 063123036X
ISBN-13: 9780631230366

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Linguistics is a comprehensive crosslinguistic introductionto the study of language, and is ideal for students withno background in linguistics.
  • A comprehensive introduction to the study of language, setapart by its inclusion of cross-linguistic data from over 80different spoken and signed languages
  • Explores how language works by examining discourse,sentence-structure, meaning, words, and sounds
  • Introduces psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic issues,including language acquisition, neurolinguistics, languagevariation, language change, language contact, andmultilingualism
  • Written in a problem-oriented style to engage readers, and isideal for those new to the subject
  • Incorporates numerous student-friendly features throughout,including extensive exercises, summaries, assignments, andsuggestions for further reading
  • Based on the bestselling Dutch edition of this work, theEnglish edition has been revised and expanded to offer anup-to-date and engaging survey of linguistics for students new tothe field

Author Bio

Anne E. Baker is Professor of Linguistics at theUniversity of Amsterdam with a specialisation in psycholinguisticsand sign linguistics. Her publications include Taal entaalwetenschap (ed. with René Appel, Kees Hengeveld,Folkert Kuiken, and Pieter Muysken, 2002) and Sign LanguageAcquisition (ed. with Bencie Woll, 2008).

Kees Hengeveld is Professor of Linguistics at theUniversity of Amsterdam with a specialisation in linguistictypology and grammatical theory. His publications includeFunctional Discourse Grammar: A typologically-based theory oflanguage structure (with J. Lachlan Mackenzie, 2008) andThe Theory of Functional Grammar (withSimon C. Dik, 1997).

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