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Subject: Self-Taught Linguistic Approach
Question: Hello respected experts of the Linguistics Branch,

Looking for a book that covers a general overview of all
Linguistic topics and sub-topics.

On this page of the website
<a href='http://linguistlist.org/pubs/books/index.cfm' target='_blank'>http://linguistlist.org/pubs/books/index.cfm</a>; there is an
extensive list in the ''Linguistic Field'' list. Are you able to
recommend the least amount of textbooks required that
would briefly cover all areas in this list and provide next
steps to continue the study?

Let me know if such a piece of literature exists and which
book covers the topic with a very optimistic view point
covering all different approaches to the science.

Thank you in advance! Please let me know if you have any
questions!

Regards,

Kurt.R.Graham

Reply: I am a fan of Steven Pinker's "Language Instinct" because it explains why theoretical
linguists think the way they do. Another good one is "The Articulate Mammal" by Leila
Gleitman.

For more technical coverage, you can try an introductory linguistics textbook with
example exercises. "Contempirary Linguistics" (Aranoff, et al) and "Language Files"
(Ohio State University) are good picks in my opinion. But there have been several
textbooks published in recent years.

For more advanced fields, I would look for course syllabi online and see which
textbooks come up.
Reply From: Elizabeth J Pyatt      click here to access email
 
Date: 17-Jul-2013
 
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  1. Re: Self-Taught Linguistic Approach    Madalena Cruz-Ferreira     (18-Jul-2013)

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