How Language Works
by Michael Gasser
Publisher: Indiana University 2006
Chapter 2 discusses words and word meaning. Chapter 3 discusses phonological categories, the units that are combined to make word forms. Chapter 4 discusses phonological processes, the ways in which the units of word form interact with one another. Chapter 5 discusses compositionality, the principle that allows complex meanings to be expressed by combinations of words. Chapter 6 discusses how words are organized into larger units and how these allow us to refer to states and events in the world. Chapter 7 discusses how the grammars of languages divide the world into abstract conceptual categories. Chapter 8 discusses the productivity and flexibility of language and how grammar makes this possible.
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by Frederick W. Hamilton - Committee on education
Word study and English grammar are important for several reasons. A man's use of words is commonly taken as a measure of his knowledge and even of his intelligence. Carelessness often causes a man to be held in much less esteem than he deserves.
by Richard Mitchell - Little, Brown
Author takes examples of bad writing and rips them to shreds. These mistakes are revelations about the mind that wrote them. The examples of bad writing that come from educators are given special attention. Mitchell's first book is also his best.
by Ivan A. Sag, Thomas Wasow - Center for the Study of Language
This textbook grew out of our efforts to develop teaching material for the undergraduate-level Introduction to Syntax course. It is particularly well suited to general readers or those who work in disciplines related to linguistics.
- De Gruyter Open
This handbook introduces key elements of the philological research area called paremiology (the study of proverbs). The basic notions, among others, include defining proverbs, main proverb features, origin, collecting and categorization of proverbs.