Adrian Akmajian, Richard A. Demers, Ann K. Farmer, "Linguistics: An Introduction to Language and Communication, 6 edition"
2010 | ISBN: 0262013754, 0262513706 | 648 pages | PDF | 7,6 MB
This popular introductory linguistics text is unique for its integration of themes. Rather than treat morphology, phonetics, phonology, syntax, and semantics as completely separate fields, the book shows how they interact. It provides a sound introduction to linguistic methodology while encouraging students to consider why people are intrinsically interested in language–the ultimate puzzle of the human mind. The text first treats such structural and interpretive parts of language as morphology, phonology, syntax, and semantics, then takes a cognitive perspective and covers such topics as pragmatics, psychology of language, language acquisition, and language and the brain.