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Linguistics: An Introduction to Language and Communication

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This popular introductory linguistics text is unique in the way various themes are integrated throughout the book. One primary theme is the question, "How is a speaker's communicative intent recognized?" Rather than treat phonology, phonetics, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics as completely separate fields, the text shows how they interact in principled ways. S ...more
Paperback, Fifth Edition, 624 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by The MIT Press (first published January 1st 1979)
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Molly Mccall
Sep 05, 2010 is currently reading it
also not for fun.
Karen Chung
This is now the fourth introduction to linguistics textbook I've tried and frankly it's the most disappointing of all four - but I've already ordered it for the class so it's too late to change it. It's long, dry and hard, and also out of date in parts. I will have to supplement it with readings that I hope will go down a bit easier. There are moments here and there that shine through, and I did like the last chapter, on language and the brain, which was written by a different author. But there ...more
Brandon Harvey
Great academic introduction to the study of linguistics. A few years ago I began studying Koine Greek and picked up this book to learn a little more about the field of Linguistics. Since then I have begun to acquire a taste for the field.
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