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Language (Routledge Revivals)




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ISBN 9781138868489
Published June 12, 2015 by Routledge
566 Pages

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Book Description

First published in Great Britain in 1935, this Routledge Revival reissues one of the most influential works ever published in the field of linguistics. Leonard Bloomfield's Language is both a masterpiece of textbook writing and a classic of academic scholarship, which  examines the fundamentals of language and linguistics in a clear, precise manner. Intended as an introduction to the field of linguistics, for both the general reader and for students of linguistics, this detailed study covers a breadth of topics, ranging from: world languages, phonetic structure and syntax, through to morphology, semantics and dialectics.

Table of Contents

1. The Study of Language  2. The Use of Language  3. Speech-communities  4. The Languages of the World  5. The Phoneme  6. Types of Phonemes  7. Modifications  8. Phonetic Structure  9. Meaning  10. Grammatical Forms  11. Sentence-Types  12. Syntax  13. Morphology  14. Morphologic Types  15. Substitution  16. Form-classes and Lexicon  17. Written Records  18. The Comparative Method  19. Dialect Geography  20. Phonetic Change  21. Types of Phonetic Change  22. Fluctuation in the frequency of forms  23. Analogic Change  24. Semantic Change  25. Cultural Borrowing  26. Intimate Borrowing  27. Dialect Borrowing  28. Applications and Outlook

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