Exploring Language and Linguistics considers the key concepts of linguistics and the application of these concepts to real-world settings. The first eight chapters cover the standard topics of introduction to linguistics courses, while subsequent chapters introduce students to applied topics such as media discourse, literary linguistics and psycholinguistics. Each chapter has been written by a subject expert and experienced teacher, ensuring that the text is both up-to-date and clearly presented. Numerous learning features provide extensive student support: exercises allow students to review their understanding of key topics; summaries encourage students to reflect on the main points of each chapter; figures, photos, tables and charts clarify complex topics; and annotated suggestions for further reading point students to resources for self-study. A companion website, with 170 self-test questions, suggested group exercises, audio files and links to additional web resources, completes the learning package.
Natalie Braber is a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at Nottingham Trent University. Louise Cummings is Professor of Linguistics at Nottingham Trent University. Liz Morrish is Subject Leader for Linguistics at Nottingham Trent University.
1. Introduction: what is language? What is linguistics? Liz Morrish; 2. Phonetics Patricia Ashby; 3. Phonology S. J. Hannahs; 4. Morphology Hans-Joerg Schmid; 5. Grammar Roger Berry; 6. Syntax Klaus Abels; 7. Semantics John Saeed; 8. Pragmatics Louise Cummings; 9. Discourse analysis Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard; 10. Historical linguistics Jonathan Culpeper and Dan McIntyre; 11. Sociolinguistics Natalie Braber; 12. Child language acquisition Helen Goodluck; 13. Psycholinguistics John Field; 14. Clinical linguistics Louise Cummings; 15. Language and ideology Lesley Jeffries; 16. Media discourse Philippa Smith and Allan Bell; 17. Literary linguistics Michael Burke.