Read Introducing Linguistics by R.L. Trask Free Online
Book Title: Introducing Linguistics|
The author of the book: R.L. Trask
Edition: Totem Books
Date of issue: May 10th 2001
ISBN 13: 9781840466355
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 1.62 MB
City - Country: No data
Loaded: 2531 times
Reader ratings: 7.2
Read full description of the books:
More than anything else, language is what makes us human. Linguistics, the discipline which studies the structure, function and phenomena of language, has uncovered many surprising and fascinating things about the nature of our human language faculty. This book demystifies the subject, presenting a clear account of what linguists do, how they go about it, and what they have achieved so far. A summary of the history of linguistics, from Aristotle to Chomsky, includes the chief contributions of its leading figures - Saussure, the Prague Circle, the American structuralists, Sapir, Bloomfield and others. The author gives a review of the most recent and dramatic advances in the field, such as first-language acquisition by children, language in the brain, sign languages, language change and linguistic prehistory, men's and women's language, language engineering and the universal properties of languages.
Download Introducing Linguistics ERUB
Download Introducing Linguistics DOC
Download Introducing Linguistics TXT
Read information about the authorRobert Lawrence "Larry" Trask was Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sussex in England. He was an authority on the Basque language: his book The History of Basque (1997) is an essential reference on diachronic Basque linguistics and probably the best introduction to Basque linguistics as a whole. He was also an authority on historical linguistics, and had written about the problem of the origin of language. He also published two introductory books to linguistics: Language: The basics (1995) and Introducing Linguistics (coauthored with Bill Mayblin) (2000), and several dictionaries on different topics of this science: A dictionary of grammatical terms in linguistics (1993), A dictionary of phonetics and phonology (1996), A student's dictionary of language and linguistics (1997), Key concepts in language and linguistics (1999), The dictionary of historical and comparative linguistics (2000) and The Penguin dictionary of English grammar (2000).
He was at work compiling an etymological dictionary of Basque when he died, posthumously published by Max W. Wheeler (Etymological Dictionary of Basque, 2008).
Reviews of the Introducing Linguistics
Add a comment
Download EBOOK Introducing Linguistics by R.L. Trask Online free