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Title: How to Study Linguistics
Subtitle: A Guide to Understanding Language
Written By: Geoffrey Finch
Edited By: John Peck
Martin Coyle
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/Catalogue.aspx?is=1403901066
Series Title: Palgrave Study Guides
Description:

Intended primarily for newcomers to the subject, but with new material designed to help the more advanced reader, How to Study Linguistics is written in a refreshing and engaging style. Ideal for those who are beginning linguistics, it assumes no prior knowledge and contains many useful suggestions for developing a secure understanding of the subject. Chapters discuss strategies for studying phonology, syntax and semantics, and for pursuing branches of linguistics, such as sociolinguistics, stylistics and psycholinguistics, as well as practical advice on writing essays. The book also includes a glossary to aid learning and revision.

If you are new to linguistics as a subject and beginning a course at undergraduate or sixth-form level, How to Study Linguistics is the ideal introduction and companion to your studies.
· Covers all the core areas of linguistic study, with chapters discussing strategies for studying phonology, syntax and semantics · Explores other branches of linguistics such as sociolinguistics, stylistics, and psycholinguistics · Includes a chapter on writing linguistics essays and a detailed glossary to aid learning and revision · Second edition includes new material designed to help the more advanced reader

How to Study Linguistics is both a guide to current ideas about linguistics and a refreshingly practical text book. It will not only develop your skills as a language student, but will also make an often complex and daunting subject easy to understand, and a pleasure to study.

CONTENTS: Beginning Linguistics - The Linguistic Context - Studying Sound - Studying Syntax - Studying Meaning - Studying Linguistics Further - How to Write a Linguistics Essay

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1403901066
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 272
Prices: U.K. £ 11.99