Title: Analytical Linguistics
Series Title: LINCOM Coursebooks in Linguistics 16
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
Author: Yemi Ogunsiji
Author: Farinde Raifu Olanrewaju
Paperback: ISBN: 9783895869280 Pages: 364 Price: Europe EURO 70.50
Analytical Linguistics is a unique attempt to adapt the current state of research in linguistics to the imperatives of human interactions. One of the deficiencies of some books is the neglect of application of the concepts they explain. Being aware of this, the authors have carefully packaged the book to include other theoretical and practical issues. The book has two main parts: the first part is made up of eleven chapters (including the introduction). In this section, topics related to the main levels of linguistic analysis: lexis, phonetics and phonology, semantics, and syntax, are explicated with ample and appropriate illustrates.
The second part investigates the link between them. Some of the chapters in this section equally critically examine the borders of linguistics with some neighbouring disciplines. The various chapters are presented in simple but not simplistic language. This style makes the book reader-friendly. A merit of this book is its unambiguous differentiation of seemingly similar concepts. It is clearly an articulate and analytic presentation of language and the roles it plays in human communication. It is a useful and meaningful contribution to scholarship. Students in Universities, polytechnics and Colleges of education will definitely find it a good companion.
Contents: Foreword. Preface. Introduction Language: Its Nature and Characteristics, 1. Introductory Phonectics and Phonology 2. Constrative Linguistics 3. Lexis and Semantics 4. Pragmatics 5. Discourse Analysis 6. Stylistics 7. Grammar 8. English Grammar in Effective Writing Skills 9. Communicative Competence and the Role of English as a Second Language in Nigeria 10. Primary English Curriculum and Methods 11. English and Literature Teaching Methods. Sample Analyses.