Linguistics Terms and Concepts

Paperback | December 3, 1999

byGeoffrey Finch

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Organized into the core subject areas of linguistics, this invaluable book enables readers to contextualize each particular definition and gain a wider understanding of each topic. Each chapter begins with a brief introduction to the subject it covers, followed by definitions of terms and concepts. Cross-referencing and a detailed subject index allow the book to be used as a quick reference guide, and it can also be used to explore larger topics, including the principal figures of linguistic criticism whose ideas are explained alongside the terms and concepts they use.

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Organized into the core subject areas of linguistics, this invaluable book enables readers to contextualize each particular definition and gain a wider understanding of each topic. Each chapter begins with a brief introduction to the subject it covers, followed by definitions of terms and concepts. Cross-referencing and a detailed subj...

Geoffrey Finch is Senior Lecturer in English at Anglia Polytechnic University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.96 × 5.02 × 0.64 inPublished:December 3, 1999Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312226470

ISBN - 13:9780312226473

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Table of Contents

How to Use this Guide * A Note on Phonetics * Linguistics: A Brief Survey * General Terms and Concepts * Phonetics and Phonology * Syntax * Semantics and Pragmatics * Linguistics: The Main Branches