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How Languages Work
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1. Introduction: language, languages, and linguistics Carol Genetti; 2. Phonetics: physical dimensions of speech sounds Matthew Gordon; 3. Phonology: organization of speech sounds Matthew Gordon; 4. Morphology: what's in a word? Marianne Mithun; 5. Word classes: evidence from grammatical behavior Carol Genetti; 6. Syntax: words in combination Carol Genetti; 7. Semantics: how language makes sense Michael Israel; 8. Pragmatics: inference for language Mira Ariel; 9. Discourse: language beyond the sentence Wallace Chafe; 10. Prosody: the music of language Wallace Chafe; 11. Language and the social world Mary Bucholtz; 12. Language change: the dynamicity of linguistic systems Marianne Mithun; 13. Language contact and areal linguistics Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald; 14. First language acquisition Patricia Clancy; 15. Second language acquisition Dorothy Chun and Jan Frodesen; Language Profiles: 1. Kabardian Matthew Gordon and Ayla Applebaum; 2. Goemai Birgit Hellwig; 3. Manange Kristine Hildebrandt; 4. Finnish Ritva Laury; 5. Nuuchahnulth (Nootka) Toshihide Nakayama; 6. South Conchucos Quechua Daniel Hintz; 7. Tsez Bernard Comrie; 8. Bardi Claire Bowern; 9. Lowland Chontal Loretta O'Connor; 10. Manambu Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and Carol Genetti; 11. Indonesian Robert Englebretson; 12. Seneca Wallace Chafe; 13. Akkadian Guy Deutscher.

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This new introduction to linguistics presents language in all its amazing complexity, while guiding students gently through the basics.

About the Author

Carol Genetti is a Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Dean of the UC Santa Barbara Graduate Division.

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'... truly a textbook of the twenty-first century ...' Keren Rice, University of Toronto
'How Languages Work is the perfect introductory textbook on language and linguistics ... an invigorating combination of a straightforward, introductory tone and high-level scholarship. The chapter authors effectively communicate their own enthusiasm for language and linguistics in a way that promises to engender similar enthusiasm in undergraduate readers.' Thomas Payne, University of Oregon and SIL International
'Here at last is a textbook that isn't locked into theoretical dogmas but that instead introduces students to the analytical methods and skills needed for successful research! Each method and concept is carefully explained, hands-on and step-by-step.' Balthasar Bickel, University of Zurich
Advance Praise: `truly a textbook of the 21st century' --Keren Rice,Department of Linguistics, University of Toronto
`How Languages Work is the perfect introductory textbook on language and linguistics ... an invigorating combination of a straightforward, introductory tone and high-level scholarship. The chapter authors effectively communicate their own enthusiasm for language and linguistics in a way that promises to engender similar enthusiasm in undergraduate readers.' --Thomas Payne, University of Oregon and SIL International
"Here at last is a textbook that isn't locked into theoretical dogmas but that instead introduces students to the analytical methods and skills needed for successful research! Each method and concept is carefully explained, hands-on and step-by-step.'' --Balthasar Bickel, University of Zurich

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