Category Archives: Language Grammar

Handbook of the Syllable (Brill's Handbooks in Linguistics) by Charles E. Cairns and Eric Raimy (eds.)

By Charles E. Cairns and Eric Raimy (eds.)

The Handbook of the Syllable methods the learn of the phonology and phonetics of the syllable with theoretical, empirical and methodological heterogeneity as its guideline. because the mid-nineteenth century, students within the phonetic and phonological sciences have came upon it handy to consult the syllable, yet definitions are scarce and none practice to all components the place the syllable is often invoked. The Handbook's seventeen chapters specialise in empirical reports of the syllable by means of offering either new information and new sorts of information. The paintings addresses the syllable in phonology, phonetics, experimental psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, diachronic linguistics, and orthography. it's a seminal reference publication for researchers exploring any empirical zone the place the thought of 'the syllable' is invoked.

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Korle meets the sea: a sociolinguistic history of Accra by Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu

By Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu

Ghana has performed a key function in African/Western kin considering the fact that medieval instances. therefore and others, Ghana has advanced right into a linguistic cover that includes forty-four indigenous languages and several other unique ones, of which so much Ghanians communicate at the least . utilizing Accra, Ghana's capital, as a microcosm, Dakubu conducts a linguistic, historic, and ethnographic research of the origins and sturdiness of this multilingualism and the way it has effected Ghanaian society.

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Analysing Sentences, 3rd Edition by Noel Burton-Roberts

By Noel Burton-Roberts

This hugely profitable textual content has lengthy been thought of a regular creation to the sensible research of English sentence constitution. As in prior variations, key ideas equivalent to constituency, type and serve as are rigorously defined as they're brought. Tree diagrams are used all through to assist the reader visualise the hierarchical constitution of sentences. the ultimate bankruptcy units the research within the context of generative grammar.

In this 3rd edition, Analysing Sentences has been completely revised. It has an enticing new format, extra examples, clearer motives and summaries of significant issues. a tremendous swap issues the research of auxiliary verbs, which has been revised to convey it extra based on present considering.

Clear improvement from bankruptcy to bankruptcy, including the author’s obtainable variety, make this e-book appropriate for readers without past event of sentence research. a realistic and reader-friendly textual content, it contains many in-text workouts and end-of-chapter workouts, all with solutions, and extra workouts, making it appropriate for self-directed examine in addition to for taught classes.

Noel Burton-Roberts is Professor of English Language and Linguistics at Newcastle University.  he's the writer of The Limits to discuss: a Revised conception of Semantic Presupposition (CUP 1989), the editor of Phonological wisdom: Conceptual and Empirical Issues (OUP 2000) and Pragmatics (Palgrave, 2007), and the writer of various articles on quite a few elements of linguistics and the English language.

 

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Gender, Sexuality, and Meaning: Linguistic Practice and by Sally McConnell-Ginet

By Sally McConnell-Ginet

This quantity deals a consultant number of Sally McConnell-Ginet's courses on language, gender and sexuality, which circle round the following issues: language clients are actively engaged in making meanings, either as audio system and listeners; languages and socio-political associations constrain, yet don't make sure, communicative probabilities; cognizance to language deepens knowing of gender and sexuality, together with connections to ethnicity, classification, race, and different dimensions of social id and inequality.

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Consonant Structure and Prevocalization (Current Issues in by Natalie Operstein

By Natalie Operstein

This monograph proposes a brand new interpretation of the intrasegmental constitution of consonants and offers the 1st systematic intra- and cross-linguistic learn of consonant prevocalization. The proposed version represents consonants as inherently bigestural and makes robust predictions which are instantly proper to phonological thought at either the diachronic and synchronic degrees, and in addition to the phonetics of articulatory evolution. It additionally truly demonstrates large generalization of the suggestion of consonant prevocalization offers a uniform account for plenty of recognized procedures in most cases thought of self sustaining – from asynchronous palatalization in Polish to intrusive [r] in nonrhotic English, to vowel epentheses in Avestan, and to pre-/s/ vowel prothesis in Welsh. Consonant prevocalization has now not performed an important position within the improvement of recent phonological concept to this point, and this paintings is the 1st to spotlight its wide theoretical importance. It develops vital theoretical insights, with a wealth of aiding facts and a wealthy bibliography. doubtless, this publication may be of serious curiosity to phonologists, phoneticians, typologists, and historic linguists.

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Introducing English Linguistics (Cambridge Introductions to by Charles F. Meyer

By Charles F. Meyer

Are you trying to find a real creation to the linguistics of English that gives a large evaluation of the topic that sustains scholars' curiosity and avoids over the top aspect? Introducing English Linguistics accomplishes this aim in methods. First, it takes a top-down method of language, starting with the most important unit of linguistic constitution, the textual content, and dealing its approach down via successively smaller constructions (sentences, phrases, and eventually speech sounds). the benefit of proposing language this manner is that scholars are first given the bigger photo - they learn language in context - after which see how the smaller items of language are a end result of the bigger objectives of linguistic verbal exchange. moment, the publication doesn't include invented examples, as is the case with so much related texts, yet as an alternative takes its pattern fabrics from the most important computerised databases of spoken and written English, giving scholars a extra lifelike view of language.

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