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An Introduction to Language is applicable to a wide variety of fields and disciplines, from education to languages, and even psychology, and anthropology. The book is an ideal supplement for TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) materials, especially with its comprehensive approach to linguistics. It is an easy-to-understand reference even for a...
An Introduction to Language is applicable to a wide variety of fields and disciplines, from education to languages, and even psychology, and anthropology. The book is an ideal supplement for TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) materials, especially with its comprehensive approach to linguistics. It is an easy-to-understand reference even for a reader who has never taken any course in linguistics. It is adaptable for graduate and undergraduate courses, using a lot of humor without sacrificing detail. Authors Fromkin, Rodman, and Hyams maintained the book's cohesiveness and sound pedagogy. The latest edition features the newest information in the field, along with additional exercises. An Introduction to Language (ISBN 9781428263925) includes major topics such as the nature of human language as well as its grammatical aspects, the psychology of language, and language in the context of society. Some of the most interesting portions of the book include the discussion of brain development and language development, as well as language acquisition and language processing. Under grammar are basic topics like morphology of words, units of meaning, syntax, sentence structure, semantics, pragmatics, phonetics, and many more. Dialects are also discussed, as well as the genetic classification of languages. The final chapters talk about writing, speech, and modern writing systems. An Introduction to Language (ISBN 9781428263925) was written by Victoria Fromkin, Robert Rodman, and Nina Hyams. This talented pool of writers is composed of distinguished professors and linguists. The late Victoria Fromkin had a PhD in linguistics from the University of California and has served in various associations, including the Linguistics Society of America. Rodman received his PhD in linguistics from the University of California, and has taught in various universities in the US and in Japan. Hyams is a distinguished professor, and is known for her book, Language Acquisition and Theory of Parameters.
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