This is a guide to finding the best resources for research in Linguistics.
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What are Secondary Sources? Journal articles & chapters etc... written about a work and offering a critical view of the work.
What are Primary Sources? Original works of literature and uninterpreted information about an event or period of time.
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Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Fieldwork
A state-of-the-art guide to linguistic fieldwork, reflecting its collaborative nature across the subfields of linguistics and disciplines such as astronomy, anthropology, biology, musicology, and ethnography. Experienced scholars and fieldworkers explain the methods and approaches needed to understand a language in its full cultural context and to document it accessibly and enduringly.
Handbook of Language Contact
The Handbook of Language Contact offers systematic coverage of the major issues in this field - ranging from the value of contact explanations in linguistics, to the impact of immigration, to dialectology - combining new research from a team of globally renowned scholars, with case studies of numerous languages.
This book advances research on grammatical change and shows the breadth and liveliness of the field. International scholars report on the nature and outcomes of all aspects of syntactic change, including grammaticalization, variation, syntactic movement, determiner-phrase syntax, pronominal systems, case systems, negation, and alignment.
Introduction to Intercultural Communication
Filled with thought-provoking examples, photos, quotes, cases & stories that spark students’ interest & challenge them to reconsider existing viewpoints... Using a historical framework that places current topics in context, Jandt integrates media as a variable in advancing issues & ideas, offers a full chapter on women, and family, and retains his non-biased presentation of all cultures & ethnic groups.
This book considers how far social factors explain why human societies produce different kinds of language at different times and places and why some languages and dialects get simpler while others get more complex. It does so in the context of a wide range of languages and societies.
Word-Formation in the World's Languages
A pioneering book establishing the foundations for research into word-formation typology and tendencies. It fills a gap in cross-linguistic research by being the first systematic survey of the word-formation of the world's languages. Drawing on over 1500 examples from 55 languages, it provides a wider global representation than any other...
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