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Introductory Linguistics for Speech and Language Therapy Practice

ISBN: 978-0-470-67110-8
360 pages
July 2013, Wiley-Blackwell
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Description

This practical introduction to linguistics is a must-have resource for all speech and language therapy students, providing you with the fundamental theory needed as a foundation for practice.

Written by authors with extensive experience in both research and teaching, Introductory Linguistics for Speech and Language Practice equips you with a practical understanding of relevant linguistic concepts in the key language areas of morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse and pragmatics. Each chapter opens by explaining why the information is of relevance to the speech language therapist, and this integrated approach is emphasised via reference to relevant clinical resources. Exercises throughout each chapter also allow you to test your understanding of key principles and apply this knowledge to other areas of your study.

This concise, readable guide is a core text for all undergraduate and postgraduate students of speech and language therapy, and is also ideal for qualified therapists wanting to enrich their understanding of the linguistic assessments they use in practice.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1

2 Words and Non-words 10

3 Word Meaning 25

4 Sentence Meaning 41

5 Parts of Speech 53

6 Word Structure 85

7 Sentence Structure 1: Phrases and Clauses 107

8 Sentence Structure 2: Constructions and Main Clauses 135

9 Sentence Structure 3: Subordinate Clauses and Sentences 153

10 Sentence Structure 4: Non-finite Clauses 169

11 Language in Use 1: Deixis and Reference 181

12 Language in Use 2: Frames and Scripts, Metaphor and Irony, Implicature, Explicature 204

13 Language in Use 3: Speech Acts, Conversation 223

14 Narrative 1: Introduction – Coherence and Cohesion 248

15 Narrative 2: Given and New, Theme, Focus 261

16 Narrative 3: Syntax and the Organisation of Text 279

17 Conclusion 297

Appendix A: Islands of Reliability for Determining Parts of Speech 299

Appendix B: SLT Resources Referenced in This Text 302

Answers to Exercises 306

Annotated Bibliography 343

Index 345

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Author Information

Jan McAllister, Senior Lecturer, University of East Anglia, UK

Jim Miller, Emeritus Professor, University of Edinburgh, UK

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