Introductory Linguistics for Speech and Language Therapy Practice


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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1

2 Words and Non-words 10

3 Word Meaning 25

4 Sentence Meaning 41

5 Parts of Speech 53

6 Word Structure 85

7 Sentence Structure 1: Phrases and Clauses 107

8 Sentence Structure 2: Constructions and Main Clauses 135

9 Sentence Structure 3: Subordinate Clauses and Sentences 153

10 Sentence Structure 4: Non-finite Clauses 169

11 Language in Use 1: Deixis and Reference 181

12 Language in Use 2: Frames and Scripts, Metaphor and Irony, Implicature, Explicature 204

13 Language in Use 3: Speech Acts, Conversation 223

14 Narrative 1: Introduction - Coherence and Cohesion 248

15 Narrative 2: Given and New, Theme, Focus 261

16 Narrative 3: Syntax and the Organisation of Text 279

17 Conclusion 297

Appendix A: Islands of Reliability for Determining Parts of Speech 299

Appendix B: SLT Resources Referenced in This Text 302

Answers to Exercises 306

Annotated Bibliography 343

Index 345

About the Author

Jan McAllister, Senior Lecturer, University of East Anglia, UK Jim Miller, Emeritus Professor, University of Edinburgh, UK

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