How Language Works
by Michael Gasser
Publisher: Indiana University 2006
Number of pages: 36
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 James Champlin Fernald - ManyBooks
Practical and invaluable guide to clear and precise diction for writers, speakers, students, business and professional men. With notes on the correct use of prepositions; designed as a companion for the study and as a textbook for the use of schools.
by Francis Grose - Project Gutenberg
You don't need to be a philologist or an etymologist to become engrossed in this book on the vulgar tongue, popular language and not crude or coarse talk. It contains the fashionable words and favorite expressions of those olden days.
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.
by Rodney Ball - HumBox Project
A course in phonetics for students of French, German and Spanish. It focuses on the structure and function of the vocal tract, the classification of vowels and consonants, the International Phonetic Alphabet and its use in phonetic transcription.