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by George Yule

The Study of Language download ebook
George Yule
Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (June 28, 1996)
308 pages
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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.

Displacement Talking about things that happened in the past, happens now or will happen in the future. There is no displacement in animal communication. Exception: Bee communication has displacement in an extremely limited form. A bee can show the others the source of the food. Arbitrariness The word and object are not related to each other.

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

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To increase student engagement and to foster problem-solving and critical thinking skills, the book also includes 20 new tasks.

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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.

This revised and updated edition incorporates many changes that reflect developments in language study over the past decade, including a new chapter on pragmatics, and an expansion of the chapter on semantics. There are additional sections on speech recognition systems, sign languages, women's and men's language, input in language learning, and several other topics. The Study Questions and Discussion Topics following each chapter have also been thoroughly revised, with the addition of more than 30 new tasks for students; and the Further Reading sections have been revised, updated and expanded. The new edition also has many more illustrations, examples, and quotes from a wide range of commentators, from Groucho Marx to Gary Larson. The presentation retains the clear and lively style which made the first edition a hugely popular introduction to the study of language.
  • Moogugore
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).
  • Carrot
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.
  • Lanin
This book arrived promptly and in fantastic shape! I hope to use it shortly and enjoy it as much as possible, thanks for selling.
  • Brakora
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.
  • Celace
This book is great. Very informative and helpful. Very good quality when shipped. Shipping was fast. Great overall.
  • Skrimpak
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.
  • Malodred
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.