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Modern Schools of Linguistic Thought

A Crash Course

Authors: Hamawand, Zeki

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  • Surveys the dominant schools of linguistics from the 18th century onwards
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  • Assesses the discoveries and findings of each school, addressing the assumptions made by leading scholars
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  • Discusses theoretical paradigms, grammatical models, interdisciplinary fields, practical applications and technical methods in linguistics
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This textbook provides a clear and concise overview of the main schools of linguistic thought and scholarship from the late 18th century to the present day, examining the key tenets and leading figures of each approach and assessing their impact on the field. Combining theory with practice, the author aims to familiarise students with the mechanisms used in analysing language structures, to acquaint them with the history of the discipline, and to demonstrate how different - sometimes competing - approaches can be combined to understand language and linguistics today. Written in an engaging and accessible manner, this textbook is an ideal primer for new students of linguistics at any level, as well as more experienced researchers seeking to understand the history of their field or the arguments and theories of other sub-disciplines.


About the authors

Zeki Hamawand is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Kirkuk and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sulaimani, Iraq. 


Reviews

“Zeki Hamawand’s textbook offers a reliable and wide-ranging introduction to western linguistics. Its well-structured chapters cover the principal debates and personalities, using an English style that is clear and appropriate for beginners. The book also encompasses the subject’s interdisciplinary relations with other sciences as well as the major methodologies and applications, and whets the reader’s appetite for further explorations of the faculty of language, a distinctive characteristic of humankind.” --J. Lachlan Mackenzie, Emeritus Professor of Functional Linguistics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
"Hamawand is to be applauded for his common-sense and straightforward approach to describing the different schools of thought concerning language and the different areas of investigation within linguistics that one might encounter. He has produced a valuable survey that offers a useful overview of the field to both students and professionals alike. I like this book!" --Brian D. Joseph, The Ohio State University, USA
"Modern Schools of Linguistic Thought is an important departure from previous books on general linguistics in that it traces the development of both the practical and theoretical paradigms that underpin the way we teach, research, and practice linguistics today. It is a much-needed overview of how the sometimes-competing linguistic theories and approaches have impacted our professional worldview. Hamawand effectively establishes how an understanding of our history is relevant to how we move forward as a field." --Elizabeth Winkler, Western Kentucky University, USA

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modern Schools of Linguistic Thought
Book Subtitle
A Crash Course
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-42577-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-42577-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-42576-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 128
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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