Introducing Phonology (Cambridge Introductions to Language by David Odden

By David Odden

This obtainable textbook offers a transparent and useful creation to phonology, the research of sound styles in language. Designed for undergraduates with just a easy wisdom of linguistics, it logically develops the strategies of phonological research. Over sixty graded workouts motivate scholars to make their very own analyses of phonological styles and techniques, in keeping with wide info and challenge units from numerous languages.

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Language contact at the Romance-Germanic language border by Jeanine Treffers-Daller, Roland Willemyns

By Jeanine Treffers-Daller, Roland Willemyns

The present quantity brings jointly sociolinguistic analyses of language touch alongside the Romance Germanic Language Border, laying off extra mild at the variable and the common parts in language touch and shift. It covers the entire variety of the border, from French Flanders via South Tirol. everything of it's been handled through striking specialists. They describe the present cutting-edge in ‘their' part of the language border and comprise info at the criminal and/or functional prestige of the language border and the prestige and serve as of all languages involved. Attitudinal and language making plans tasks in addition to the standardisation prestige of the locally legitimate and minority languages are mentioned. Language borrowing, code switching and different language touch phenomena are analysed intimately.

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Vocabulary In A Second Language: Selection, Acquisition, And by Paul Bogaards, Batia Laufer

By Paul Bogaards, Batia Laufer

The 11 chapters of Vocabulary in a moment Language are written by means of the world’s best researchers within the box of vocabulary experiences in moment language acquisition. each one bankruptcy offers experimental learn resulting in new conclusions approximately and insights into the choice, the training and educating, or the checking out of vocabulary wisdom in international languages. This booklet is meant as an up to date review of the $64000 area of the lexicon for researchers within the box of moment language acquisition, instructor running shoes academics of moment or overseas languages.

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Social Lives in Language - Sociolinguistics and multilingual by Miriam Meyerhoff, Naomi Nagy

By Miriam Meyerhoff, Naomi Nagy

This quantity bargains an artificial method of language edition and language ideologies in multilingual groups. even supposing nearly all of the world’s speech groups are multilingual, a lot of sociolinguistics ignores this inner variety. This quantity fills this hole, investigating social and linguistic dimensions of version and alter in multilingual groups. Drawing on study in quite a lot of international locations (Canada, united states, South Africa, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu), it explores: connections among the fields of creolistics, language/dialect touch, and language acquisition; how the learn of version and alter, rather in circumstances of additive bilingualism, is principal to realizing social and linguistic matters in multilingual groups; how altering language ideologies and altering demographics impact language selection and/or language coverage, and the pivotal position of multilingualism in enacting social strength and authority, and a wealthy array of recent empirical findings at the dynamics of multilingual speech groups.

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Corpus-Based Studies in Language Use, Language Learning, and by John Newman, Harald Baayen, Sally Rice

By John Newman, Harald Baayen, Sally Rice

This quantity contains chosen papers from the 2009 assembly of the yankee organization for Corpus Linguistics. The chapters hide points of language use (usage-based money owed of morphology/syntax of English and Tok Pisin), language studying (corpus-based studying of English, syntactic improvement observable in a Learner Corpus of English, "core" vocabulary goods for inexperienced persons of English) and language documentation (a new and cutting edge usage-based frequency dictionary of English, proposals to increase the normal knowing of a corpus in quite a few instructions, e.g., developing a corpus of the content material of jap manga comics). Taken jointly, the 13 chapters symbolize a superb cross-section of strands of latest paintings in corpus linguistics, as practised by way of foreign students engaged on English and different languages.

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The Emergence of Phonology: Whole-word Approaches and by Marilyn M. Vihman, Tamar Keren-Portnoy

By Marilyn M. Vihman, Tamar Keren-Portnoy

How good have vintage principles on whole-word phonology stood the try of time? Waterson claimed that every baby has a method in their personal; Ferguson and Farwell emphasized the relative accuracy of first phrases; Menn famous the prevalence of regression and the emergence of phonological systematicity. This quantity brings jointly vintage texts akin to those with present data-rich experiences of British and American English, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Finnish, French, eastern, Polish and Spanish. this mix of vintage and modern paintings from the final 30 years offers the reader with state-of-the-art views on baby language by way of linking old methods with present principles comparable to exemplar thought and usage-based phonology and contrasting cutting-edge views from developmental psychology and linguistics. it is a beneficial source for cognitive scientists, developmentalists, linguists, psychologists, speech scientists and therapists attracted to realizing how teenagers start to use language with no the advantage of language-specific innate wisdom

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