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Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics

Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics


  • Date Published: June 1968
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521095105
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  • This is a comprehensive introduction to theoretical linguistics. It presupposes no previous knowledge and terms are defined as they are introduced; but it gives a rigorous and technical treatment of a wide range of topics, and brings the reader to an advanced level of understanding. Since its first publication in 1968 Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics has been one of the classic introductions to the discipline. In a field which is often seen as rapidly moving, it will continue to be used by students seeking an overview of the central areas of linguistics - phonetics and phonology, grammar and semantics - and to be of great value to anyone interested in the ways in which theory can help to explain the key problems of human language.

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    09th Jul 2015 by Sim123

    Prof. Lyons...has succeeded brilliantly in his aim to provide a comprehensive introduction to the most important trends in contemporary linguistic theory. Modern Language Review

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    • Date Published: June 1968
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521095105
    • length: 536 pages
    • dimensions: 210 x 142 x 36 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Linguistics: the scientific study of language
    2. The structure of language
    3. The sounds of language
    4. Grammar: general principles
    5. Grammatical units
    6. Grammatical structure
    7. Grammatical categories
    8. Grammatical functions
    9. Semantics: general principles
    10. Semantic structure
    Notes and references
    Table of symbols and notational conventions
    Index of proper names
    Index of subjects.

  • Author

    John Lyons

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