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Title: Introduction to Linguistics from a Global Perspective
Subtitle: An Alternative Approach to Language and Languages
Written By: Joachim Grzega
Series Title: LINCOM Coursebooks in Linguistics 19
Description:

How do languages work? 10 chapters introduce all major aspects of
language and models from theoretical to applied linguistics in an
alternative way. Respecting an international university policy for
beginner’s courses, this book offers an interactive approach even for
large, international and interdisciplinary groups, with majors in
linguistics, language teaching, European studies, intercultural
communication, journalism, psychology, computer science, lexicography,
arts, and marketing. The book connects linguistics to various fields. It
enables readers to develop linguistic expertise by first presenting
problems for reflection, then answering them in everyday language and
finally using linguistic terminology, with examples from English and other
languages. Students can acquire knowledge with the book “interactively”, at
their own pace.

Each chapter includes anecdotes, “linguistic learning lyricisms” for
difficult terms, a checklist of terms, wrap-up riddles, and a further
reading section. Preliminary remarks tell readers how to best benefit from
the book. Instructors are relieved from finding the right pace and method
for each new learner group. Consequently, classroom meetings can be used to
just revise the core knowledge and then apply it to concrete problems from
various fields. Instructors are given advice for an effective use of the
book and offered several activities for each chapter. Thus, the book
becomes a Do-It-Yourself-Then-Do-It-in-Class book.

The author, Joachim Grzega, is professor of linguistics and has specialized
in Eurolinguistics, language teaching, intercultural communication,
expert-layperson communication, and communicative teaching methods.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862880669
Pages: 251
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