Linguistics refers to the scientific study of language. There are three aspects to this study: language form, language meaning, and language in context. Linguistics analyzes human language as a system for relating sounds or signs and meaning. Phonetics studies acoustic and articulatory properties of the production and perception of speech sounds and non-speech sounds. On the other hand, the study of language deals with how languages encode relations between entities, properties, and other aspects of the world to convey, process, and assign meaning, as well as to manage and resolve ambiguity. This book covers general linguistics, phonetics, phonology, syntax and semantics, psycholinguistics and in the history and structure of many individual languages and language families.
Print ISBN: 9781682510001 | $ 160 | 2016 | Hardcover
Contributors: Helen Forsyth et al