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Language Files: Materials for an Introduction to Language and Linguistics [Paperback]

Anouschka Bergmann , Kathleen Currie Hall , Sharon Miriam Ross
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Book Description

May 15, 2007 0814251633 978-0814251638 10th
This course book is designed to give valuable information to students in Linguistics courses. It highlights many of the basic concepts such as phonology, syntax, word order typology, grammatical structure, etc.


Product Details

  • Paperback: 700 pages
  • Publisher: Ohio State University Press; 10th edition (May 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0814251633
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814251638
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 7.8 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #433,199 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars my first linguistic book October 2, 2008
By Liz
Format:Paperback
This is a awesome book to get a grasp of understanding languages and to start you off on a good foot if you are learning, or want to learn to be a linguist or teach english as a second laguage. If you are just wanting to see what languages and linguistics is all about, get this book. It goes over phonetics, morphology, syntax, semantics, and other areas of language.I recommend this book if this field of learning interests you.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Language Files August 28, 2011
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This book offers a unique and broad perspective of human language.
Each topic is covered in depth, with detailed "files" containing
important information, questions, ideas for activities, and
practical hints and suggestions. Some chapter topics such as syntax
and semantics are normally reserved for college-level courses in
linguistics, while others are appropriate for the general reader
interested in speech and language development, speech disorders,
language acquisition or just how different languages came about.
I found the chapter on animal communication refreshingly informative.
A great book that does its job in covering a broad, complex topic!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend February 22, 2010
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This is an excellent book for anyone studying linguistics. It is detailed and easy to read. I have bought a couple of previous editions and the changes are always up to date in the field. I would highly recommend.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well laid out March 8, 2011
By Lex
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Linguistics is not easy, but this book is an easy read. It is nice to have all of the tables and charts in the back. A useful tool that I will continue to reference even after the class is over.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A mediocre textbook June 2, 2011
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Having used all the major textbooks on linguistics published in English, I can say that "Language Files" is just ok. Some chapters have nothing but the authors blabbering for ever, most chapters are really boring. I like some of the exercises, though. Overall, I would NOT recommend this textbook. There are better alternatives, e.g. have a look at O'Grady's Contemporary Linguistics or Fromkin et al. An Introduction to Language.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Language Files 10 September 20, 2008
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This is a book I have to read for a course I am taking in linguistics. I find it somewhat dry and hard to read at times. Still, it is required reading and with patience and persistence on my part, it gets the point across. I would not recommend it for personal interest reading.
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By JuneH
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This text is written, for the most part, so it is possible to follow without a linguistics background. There are some very technical parts, but these can be skimmed without losing a basic understanding, which is what I was seeking.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Language Files March 5, 2011
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I was pleased when this book arrived because I needed it for the semester. I bought it for a much cheaper price compared to buying it from the bookstore. It's easy to read, and very helpful.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
good for a used text
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My experience with the seller is great, but the book is awful.
Published 4 months ago by cnrowell
4.0 out of 5 stars This was for my son
He did not really share his rating. I think he found it helpful. He did well on his course that semester.
Published 20 months ago by Linda harper
3.0 out of 5 stars Customer Review
I didn't like that my purchase arrived a few days after some of my other amazon purchases that I made on the exact same day . Read more
Published 22 months ago by Diana
4.0 out of 5 stars The book is not bad, easy to understand.
This is an introductory book about linguistics and good for the beginners. But it doesn't give much further explanation on some of the linguisitic issues. Easy to read.
Published on October 19, 2012 by Eve
4.0 out of 5 stars As expected
Was delivered right on time and the condition was what I expected. The cover is a little worn, but it's like the description told me and will be fine for my purpose.
Published on January 18, 2012 by mlj
5.0 out of 5 stars Language Files: Materials for an Introduction to Language and...
Keith and Sharon answered questions and sent out the book promptly! Good price, great service, and quality used book!!!
Published on May 27, 2011 by Dr. Su
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful resource
This book is a wonderful resource for ESL teachers and Bilingual teachers. I was very surprised to learn all about how phonetics is so different but also similar among the... Read more
Published on April 16, 2011 by Bilellie
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