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How to Study Linguistics
A Guide to Understanding Language
2nd edition
 
 
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20 Feb 2003
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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.


Description

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


Authors

GEOFFREY FINCH has taught English at universities in New Zealand and Nigeria and is Senior Lecturer in English at Anglia Polytechnic University, where he lectures and writes on both language and literature. He is the author of Linguistic Terms and Concepts and Word of Mouth.