Bill Mayblin,R.L.Trask

Linguistics

Covering thinkers from Aristotle to Saussure and Chomsky, “Introducing Linguistics” reveals the rules and beauty that underlie language, our most human skill.
296 printed pages
Original publication
2014

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    👍Worth reading
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    Good start for someone who wants to learn more about linguistics

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Quotes

    Soufiane Elberradhas quoted4 months ago
    A PEOPLE’S SPEECH IS THEIR SPIRIT, AND THEIR SPIRIT IS THEIR SPEECH.
    Дарья Патрушеваhas quoted9 months ago
    A sign language is a real language, just like English or Spanish. A sign language can be acquired by a child as its first language. A sign language has a large vocabulary and a rich and elaborate system of grammar: breaking a rule of grammar is just as bad in a sign language as it is in a spoken language.
    Дарья Патрушеваhas quoted9 months ago
    Every spoken language contains a small number of basic sound units, or phonemes. Among the phonemes of English are /k/, /æ/ and /t/. If we produce these phonemes in the order /kæt /, we get the word cat. But the order /tæk/ gives us tack, while /ækt/ yields act, /æt/ gives at, and /tækt/ gives tact or tacked (which are pronounced identically, in spite of their different structures).

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