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by George Yule


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Designed for beginners, this best-selling textbook provides. I pay my tribute to George Yule! . It is not worse than physics, astronomy or any other scientific book. I really enjoyed reading that course during my entire academic year. The book contains all necessary information about linguistics, sociolinguistics, lexicology and related subjects.

As others have already noted, this book by George Yule is not really comprehensive, but the concepts in this publication are well explained and clarified by tables and examples.

George Yule has taught Linguistics at the Universities of Edinburgh, Hawai’i, Louisiana State and Minnesota. org Information on this.

George Yule has taught Linguistics at the Universities of Edinburgh, Hawaii, Louisiana State and Minnesota. He is the author of a number of books, including Discourse Analysis (with Gillian Brown, 1983) and Pragmatics (1996). Библиографические данные.

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Designed for beginners, this best-selling textbook provides a thorough introduction to the study of language. It introduces the analysis of the key elements of language--sounds, words, structures and meanings, and provides a solid foundation in all of the essential topics. The third edition has been extensively revised to include new sections on important contemporary issues in language study, including language and culture, African American English, sign language, and slang. A comprehensive glossary provides useful explanations of technical terms, and each chapter contains a range of new study questions and research tasks, with suggested answers.

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Falya
Concise, easily understood explanation of basic linguistics. I used this to supplement the main textbook in my class, which I found to be overly complex and more hard to understand.

This book reminds me of the quote attributed to Einstein: “If You Can't Explain it to a Six Year Old, You Don't Understand it Yourself." This book passes the test (maybe not for six year olds, but at least for explaining linguistics well to adults).
Fenrikree
It is ok but very used. I thought it was going to be in better conditions. I think is was ok for the price but could have been better.
Agalen
This book arrived promptly and in fantastic shape! I hope to use it shortly and enjoy it as much as possible, thanks for selling.
Marige
I very much enjoyed this book, as introductory material for language training.
I definitely see it being used in classrooms, as it brings many exercises and topics for discussion.
Mojar
This book is great. Very informative and helpful. Very good quality when shipped. Shipping was fast. Great overall.
Keath
This book is a good basic introduction to the field of Linguistics. Most of the subfields of Linguistics are covered. Of particular interest are the chapters on second-language acquisition and dialects. As a language teacher, I found that by reading this book, I could understand a little more about how to explain the language I teach. If you teach, it really helps to understand the basic building blocks of a language. As I mentioned, this is an introductory level book, but the great thing about it is that it provides a reading list for each subfield, so you can easily find a lot of books to read in the subfields you're interested in. If you're thinking of studying Linguistics, get this book first to see if it interests you before you commit.
One point of caution--this book tries to present the field of Linguistics from the viewpoint of the development of the field. In reviewing the history of Linguistics for each subfield, the book covers some theories that have been disproven or are currently out of fashion. Be careful to read this critically.
roternow
As others have already noted, this book by George Yule is not really comprehensive, but the concepts in this publication are well explained and clarified by tables and examples. Yule reviews disparate and competing theories on the origin of language. He also includes material on phonology, semantics, syntax and pragmatics. There are even chapters on discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, and second language acquisition/learning. One could not ask for a more useful intro to the study of language. Lastly, Yule's approach is relaxed and sprinkled with humor. Is it ok to split the infinitive as the show Star Trek does in the sentence, "To boldly go where no man has gone before"? What is the difference between a free morpheme and a bound morpheme? Read Yule to find out the answer to that question, if you don't already know. All in all, a five star read.
It's not the most comprehensive, analytic, graphically-appealing of the many linguistics texts out there. But for undergraduates I've found it to be the most readable and practical. Students can handle the book in a single semester, insuring that they will come away with an understanding of what linguistics is about. If the goal is to produce linguists, I'd look to other texts.
The Study of Language download epub
Words Language & Grammar
Author: George Yule
ISBN: 0521543207
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Words Language & Grammar
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 3 edition (November 28, 2005)
Pages: 284 pages