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Author Burkette, Allison Paige, author
Title Exploring linguistic science : language use, complexity, and interaction / Allison Burkette, William Kretzschmar
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018
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 人文社會聯圖  P128.C664 B87 2018    AVAILABLE    30630020114201
Descript xii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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Note "Exploring Linguistic Science introduces students to the basic principles of complexity theory and then applies these principles to the scientific study of language. It demonstrates how, at every level of linguistic study, we find evidence of language as a complex system. Designed for undergraduate courses in language and linguistics, this essential textbook brings cutting-edge concepts to bear on the traditional components of general introductions to the study of language, such as phonetics, morphology and grammar. The authors maintain a narrative thread throughout the book of 'interaction and emergence', both of which are key terms from the study of complex systems, a new science currently useful in physics, genetics, evolutionary biology, and economics, but also a perfect fit for the humanities. The application of complexity to language highlights the fact that language is an ever-changing, ever-varied product of human behavior"-- Provided by publisher
"Exploringwe Linguistic Science Language Use, Complexity and Interaction Exploring Linguistic Science introduces students to the basic principles of complexity theory and then applies these principles to the scientific study of language. It demonstrates how, at every level of linguistic study, we find evidence of language as a complex system"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-234) and index
A new science -- Complex systems in nature and human behavior -- Complex systems in language -- Language basics: sounds -- Sounds: IPA and acoustic phonetics -- Sounds: evidence from the linguistic atlas -- Language basics: morphology -- Morphemes: empirical data -- Parts of speech -- Language basics: grammar and discourse -- Grammar: sentences and construction grammar -- Cognitive linguistics -- Language evolution -- Language acquisition -- The aesthetics of text: text types and collocation -- Style -- Sociolinguistics -- Big data: using a corpus -- Historical linguistics -- Conclusion: the future of interaction and emergence
Subject Complexity (Linguistics)
Language and languages -- Grammar -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Language and languages -- Usage -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Linguistic analysis (Linguistics)
Applied linguistics
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General. bisacsh
Applied linguistics. fast (OCoLC)fst00811758
Complexity (Linguistics) fast (OCoLC)fst01201234
Linguistic analysis (Linguistics) fast (OCoLC)fst00999166
Alt Author Kretzschmar, William A., Jr., author
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