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By Bruce M. Rowe

ISBN-10: 0133811212

ISBN-13: 9780133811216

Provides a linguistic starting place for college students of all majors

Assisted by way of a number of pedagogical aids, A Concise advent to Linguistics, 4/e explains all options in a scientific manner making complicated linguistic issues as effortless to benefit as attainable. This introductory identify covers the middle subject matters of linguistics, supplying the knowledge and ideas that might let scholars to appreciate extra certain and complicated remedies of linguistics. This student-friendly and well-balanced evaluate of the sphere of introductory linguistics can pay targeted consciousness to linguistic anthropology and divulges the most contributions of linguistics to the research of human communique and the way problems with tradition are correct. Its workbook layout comprises well-constructed routines in each bankruptcy that permit scholars to perform key concepts.


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This is represented phonetically by [h]. There are other places of articulation along the vocal tract that are not used in English. Some produce sounds by bringing the back part of the tongue into contact with the uvula. Uvular sounds are found in Hebrew, Arabic, southern Arabian, some Native American, and other languages. The initial sound in the French word rue (street) is uvular. In many of the languages in which uvular sounds are found (as well as other languages), speech sounds can also be articulated in the pharynx, producing what is called a pharyngeal sound.

Washoe was a , has learned 29. Koko, a . (more or fewer) signs than Washoe. 30. Everyone believes that apes have really learned to use a human linguistic system in the same way that humans use language. This statement is 31. (true or false). is an ape-language researcher mentioned in the text who does not believe that the apes are really learning language. 32. Some of the criticisms of the conclusion that apes are communicating linguistically (in the narrow sense as described in Box 1-1) are C H A P T E R 1 ▸ Introduction: The Nature of Communication 25 33.

The Clever Hans effect is the name given to the fact that a nonhuman’s or human’s behavior might be influenced or directed by subtle and often unintentional cues of others. In terms of experimentation, these cues might reflect a researcher’s expectations of what the results of the experiment should be. Terrace also offers another criticism. He believes that the ape researchers were giving their subjects subtle subconscious clues to the correct response. He noted this in his own research. When Terrace studied videotapes of his assistants communicating with Nim, he discovered the subtle prompting.

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