The Linguistics Student's Handbook

Laurie Bauer

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The go-to- companion for anyone studying linguistics
  • New chapters on the Neogrammarians, figures of speech and writing systems
  • New coverage on punctuation, spelling and academic writing
  • 15 new languages added to the Language File section including Bororo, Kuuk Thaayorre, Mapuche, Seediq, Tamashek, Ute
  • New data and examples to reflect new research
  • Guidance on how to use the Language File for assignments

Laurie Bauer has expertly crafted a compendium of essential things for linguistics students to know – from the IPA chart to the Saussurean dichotomies, this book will be the constant companion of anyone undertaking studies of linguistics. Part reference work, part revision guide, and with tables providing summary information on some 300 languages, the book provides a new learning tool as a supplement to your usual textbooks.

Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
Abbreviations and conventions used in the textPart I: Some fundamentals of linguistics1: Language2: Accent, dialect, variety3: Linguistics4: Grammar5: Parts of speech6: Rules7: The Neogrammarians8: The Saussurean dichotomies9: Chomsky’s influence10: Some recurrent themes11: Form and function12: Contrast and substitution13: Binarity14: Trees15: State versus process16: Native speaker17: The data of linguisticsPart II: Notation and terminology18: Notational conventions19: Frequent abbreviations and initialisms20: Terminology: ambiguity21: Terminology: synonymyPart III: Reading linguistics22: The International Phonetic Association23: Reading phonetics and phonology24: Foreign expressions25: Letters, accents and diacritics26: Laws and principles27: Statistics28: Some on-line resources for linguists29: Writing systems30: Figures of speechPart IV: Writing and presenting linguistics31: Essay writing32: Glosses33: Use versus mention34: Reification35: SpellingPart V: Bibliographies36: Citation etiquette37: Reference listsPart VI: Language fileLanguage fileIndex

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Laurie Bauer is Professor of Linguistics at the Victoria University of Wellington. He is on the editorial board of the journal Word Structure.

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