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LINGUIST List 16.3522

Tue Dec 13 2005

Books: General Linguistics: Hall

Editor for this issue: Megan Zdrojkowski <meganlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Jenny Lovel, An Introduction to Language and Linguistics: Hall

Message 1: An Introduction to Language and Linguistics: Hall
Date: 13-Dec-2005
From: Jenny Lovel <jlovelcontinuumbooks.com>
Subject: An Introduction to Language and Linguistics: Hall

Title: An Introduction to Language and Linguistics
Subtitle: Breaking the Language Spell
Published: 2005
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd

Author: Christopher J Hall
Paperback: ISBN: 0826487343 Pages: 352 Price: U.K. £ 14.99
Paperback: ISBN: 0826487343 Pages: 352 Price: U.S. $ 24.95

'Christopher Hall's book is the best new introduction to linguistics that I
have seen in decades. It is engagingly written without talking down to the
reader and it covers all the subparts of the field in a comprehensive and
even-handed manner. I plan to use it the next time that I teach an
introductory course at Washington.' Professor Frederick J. Newmeyer,
University of Washington

'With apt examples from novels and newspapers, courtroom trials and
telephone conversations, the lowly and the mighty, his book repeatedly
startles as it casts light on language. This is a bright, humorous, and
completely accessible tour of 21st-century linguistics.' Professor Edward
Finegan, University of Southern California

This book introduces the fundamentals of human language from a linguistic
point of view, using examples drawn from everyday life to aid
comprehension, and encouraging critical thinking throughout. Besides
presenting the fundamental building blocks of language and explaining how
these function, the book also introduces other key elements of the
discipline of linguistics, including language acquisition, applied
linguistics, psycholinguistics and discourse analysis.

Packed full of examples, this is the ideal introduction to language for
those who are interested in studying linguistics, have already started a
course, or just want to study at home.

Christopher J. Hall is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Universidad
de las Americas, Puebla, Mexico.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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Cambridge University Press http://us.cambridge.org
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Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Elsevier Ltd. http://www.elsevier.com/linguistics
Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://www.equinoxpub.com/
European Language Resources Association http://www.elda.org/sommaire.php
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Hodder Arnold http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates http://www.erlbaum.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom.at
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
Routledge (Taylor and Francis) http://www.routledge.com/
Springer http://www.springeronline.com

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Anthropological Linguistics http://www.indiana.edu/~anthling/
CSLI Publications http://cslipublications.stanford.edu/
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc. Umass http://glsa.hypermart.net/
International Pragmatics Assoc. http://ipra-www.uia.ac.be/ipra/
Kingston Press Ltd http://www.kingstonpress.com/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. http://www.stjerome.co.uk
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics / LOT Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistic http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/


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