LINGUIST List 29.1497

Fri Apr 06 2018

Books: Exploring Linguistic Science: Burkette, Kretzschmar Jr.

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Date: 06-Apr-2018
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Subject: Exploring Linguistic Science: Burkette, Kretzschmar Jr.
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Title: Exploring Linguistic Science
Subtitle: Language Use, Complexity, and Interaction
Published: 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Author: Allison Burkette
Author: William A. Kretzschmar Jr.
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108440950 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 29.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108440950 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 22.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108440950 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 26.83

Exploring Linguistic Science introduces students to the basic principles of complexity theory and then applies these principles to the scientific study of language. It demonstrates how, at every level of linguistic study, we find evidence of language as a complex system. Designed for undergraduate courses in language and linguistics, this essential textbook brings cutting-edge concepts to bear on the traditional components of general introductions to the study of language, such as phonetics, morphology and grammar. The authors maintain a narrative thread throughout the book of 'interaction and emergence', both of which are key terms from the study of complex systems, a new science currently useful in physics, genetics, evolutionary biology, and economics, but also a perfect fit for the humanities. The application of complexity to language highlights the fact that language is an ever-changing, ever-varied product of human behavior.

1. A new science
2. Complex systems in nature and human behavior
3. Complex systems in language
4. Language basics: sounds
5. Sounds: IPA and acoustic phonetics
6. Sounds: atlas evidence
7. Language basics: morphology
8. Morphemes: empirical data
9. Parts of speech
10. Language basics: grammar and discourse
11. Grammar: sentences and construction grammar
12. Cognitive linguistics
13. Language acquisition
14. Language evolution
15. Text type
16. Style
17. Sociolinguistics
18. Big data: using a corpus
19. Historical linguistics
20. Conclusion: the future of interaction and emergence.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            General Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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---------------------------------- Publishing Partner ----------------------------------
Cambridge University Press

----------------------------- Major Supporting Publishers -----------------------------
Akademie Verlag GmbH
Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Cascadilla Press
Classiques Garnier
De Gruyter Mouton
Edinburgh University Press
Elsevier Ltd
Equinox Publishing Ltd
European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Georgetown University Press
John Benjamins
Lincom GmbH
MIT Press
Multilingual Matters
Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
Oxford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Peter Lang AG
Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
University of Toronto Press

--------------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ---------------------------
Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics
International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Association of Finland
Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
Seoul National University
SIL International Publications
Universitat Jaume I
University of Nebraska Press
Utrecht institute of Linguistics

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