Language and Linguistics: An Introduction by John Lyons
1981 | PDF | 370 pages | ISBN-10: 0521297753 | English | 89 MB
A basic introduction to linguistics and the study of language which offers a general account of the nature of language and of the aims, methods and fundamental principles of linguistic theory. Introduces the sub-fields of linguistics: the sounds of language, grammar, semantics, language change, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, language and culture.
Throughout the book he emphasizes particularly those aspects of the discipline that seem fundamental and most likely to remain important. He stresses throughout the cultural at least as much as the biological context of human language, and shows how the linguist’s concerns connect productively with those of the traditional humanities and the social sciences. Each chapter has a wide-ranging set of discussion questions and revision exercises, and extensive suggestions for further reading. The exposition is marked throughout by the author’s characteristic clarity, balance and authority.
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