Contemporary linguistics: an introduction

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Longman, 1996 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 755 pages
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This book is a comprehensive, fully up-to-date introduction to linguistics. All the core topics of linguistics are covered, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, the genetic and typological classification of the languages of the world, and historical linguistics. Interdisciplinary areas discussed include language and the brain, psycholinguistics - the study of language processing, first and second language acquisition, language in social contexts and computational linguistics.

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Review: Contemporary Linguistics: An Introduction

User Review  - Sohaib Malkawi - Goodreads

A wonderful introduction into the realm of linguistics. If you are going to embark into a general study of linguistics, then this is your book. It is both inclusive and informative covering pretty ... Read full review

Review: Contemporary Linguistics: An Introduction

User Review  - Wael - Goodreads

This book is considered to be the introductory book for linguistics (Lin 201) and I think not all of the information in it is basic. The book also has some high level knowledge about all the branches of Linguistics. Read full review


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About the author (1996)

William O'Grady is associate professor of linguistics at the University of Calgary.

Francis Katamba is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Lancaster. John Stonham is Reader in Linguistics at the University of Newcastle.

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