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Summary Details

Query:   Texts for High School Students
Author:  AJDeFaz AJDeFaz
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   General Linguistics

Summary:   Thanks to Andrew Winnard, Beate Waffenschmidt, Peter Daniels, Madalena
Cruz-Ferreira, Rachel Lagunoff, Paul Justice, Suzette Haden Elgin, and
K. B. Cohen for applying to the query (Linguist 14.188). Several felt
that no text at all was appropriate; Suzette Elgin recommended a web
site which she had developed. Among the other recommendations:

Yule, "The Study of Language"
Crystal, "Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language"
Macaulay, "The Social Art"
Trask, "Language" The Basics"
Aitchison, "Linguistics"
Pinker, "Language Instinct"
Cruz-Ferreira, "Language of Language"
Fromkin and Rodman, "Introduction to Language:
Justice, "Relevant Linguistics"
"Ohio State Language Files"
"Linguistics for Non Linguistics"

My thanks to all of those who responded.
Anthony DeFazio,
International High School, New York

LL Issue: 14.304
Date Posted: 29-Jan-2003
Original Query: Read original query


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