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LINGUIST List 18.1768

Mon Jun 11 2007

Books: Discipline of Linguistics/General Linguistics: Bauer

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        1.    Elyse Turr, The Linguistics Student's Handbook: Bauer


Message 1: The Linguistics Student's Handbook: Bauer
Date: 04-Jun-2007
From: Elyse Turr <elyse.turroup.com>
Subject: The Linguistics Student's Handbook: Bauer


Title: The Linguistics Student's Handbook
Published: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
                http://www.oup.com/us

Book URL: http://www.us.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Linguistics/?view=usa&ci=9780195332841

Author: Laurie Bauer
Paperback: ISBN: Pages: 400 Price: U.S. $ 29.95
Abstract:

Note: This title has also been published by Edinburgh University Press
(Issue 18.1324)

This book fills the unique niche in the market of books designed for
undergraduate students studying linguistics, particularly majors. It is a
practical reference book of the "toolkit" variety, designed for students
who can consult it as they start and continue their studies, and it covers
topics and basic definitions in ways that other references and textbooks do
not. It does not pretend to cover the nitty-gritty of how to do all the
manner of linguistics, which is covered in more detail by other texts.
Rather, it focuses on basic information about the field that may
nonetheless not be available elsewhere in one place.

The first part of the book covers the fundamentals of linguistics: what it
is, what language and its components are, the fundamental distinctions
between different approaches. This is material that is either glossed over
in introductory courses, or students forget it since it comes early in
their studies. The second part of the book deals with matters of notation
and terminology -- the practical skills that every linguistic student needs
to master (e.g. the International Phonetic Alphabet). The third part of the
book covers how to read and understand linguistics; the fourth part of the
book concentrates on how to write it; and the fifth section teaches how to
master the finer points of reference lists and bibliographies. Finally, the
sixth, last and largest section contains thumbnail sketches of the world's
languages, presenting basic structural and social information in a
consistent format, which students can quickly flip to for basic
information. Every linguistics students (and some scholars) will benefit
from having this unique and highly practical volume on their desk as a
constant reference.

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics
                            General Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=26140


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Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://www.equinoxpub.com/
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Hodder Arnold http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
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Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom.at
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Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
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International Pragmatics Assoc. http://www.ipra.be
Kingston Press Ltd http://www.kingstonpress.com/
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke http://www.lotpublications.nl/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. http://www.stjerome.co.uk
Utrecht institute of Linguistics http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/

 






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