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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    Victoria Oshared an impression5 years ago
    👍Worth reading
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    Good start for someone who wants to learn more about linguistics

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Quotes

    Soufiane Elberradhas quotedlast month
    A PEOPLE’S SPEECH IS THEIR SPIRIT, AND THEIR SPIRIT IS THEIR SPEECH.
    Дарья Патрушеваhas quoted6 months ago
    A further aspect of Saussure’s work is an emphasis upon two very different approaches to the study of language: a synchronic approach, in which we focus on the structure of a language at a particular moment in time (not necessarily the present), and a diachronic approach, in which we look at the development of a language over time.
    elfilina72has quotedlast year
    Third, if an n is immediately followed by a consonant pronounced with the lips, like b, change the n to m.

    These rules produce the required result:

    impenetrable

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