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The Handbook of Linguistics, 2nd Edition

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The Handbook of Linguistics, 2nd Edition

Mark Aronoff (Editor), Janie Rees-Miller (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-07230-0 March 2017 Wiley-Blackwell 712 Pages

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"The first edition of this Handbook is built on surveys by well-known figures from around the world and around the intellectual world, reflecting several different theoretical predilections, balancing coverage of enduring questions and important recent work. Those strengths are now enhanced by adding new chapters and thoroughly revising almost all other chapters, partly to reflect ways in which the field has changed in the intervening twenty years, in some places radically. The result is a magnificent volume that can be used for many purposes." David W. Lightfoot, Georgetown University

"The Handbook of Linguistics, Second Edition is a stupendous achievement. Aronoff and Rees-Miller have provided overviews of 29 subfields of linguistics, each written by one of the leading researchers in that subfield and each impressively crafted in both style and content. I know of no finer resource for anyone who would wish to be better informed on recent developments in linguistics." Frederick J. Newmeyer, University of Washington, University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University

"Linguists, their students, colleagues, family, and friends: anyone interested in the latest findings from a wide array of linguistic subfields will welcome this second updated and expanded edition of The Handbook of Linguistics. Leading scholars provide highly accessible yet substantive introductions to their fields: it's an even more valuable resource than its predecessor." Sally McConnell-Ginet, Cornell University

"No handbook or text offers a more comprehensive, contemporary overview of the field of linguistics in the twenty-first century. New and thoroughly updated chapters by prominent scholars on each topic and subfield make this a unique, landmark publication."Walt Wolfram, North Carolina State University

This second edition of The Handbook of Linguistics provides an updated and timely overview of the field of linguistics. The editor's broad definition of the field ensures that the book may be read by those seeking a comprehensive introduction to the subject, but with little or no prior knowledge of the area.

Building on the popular first edition, The Handbook of Linguistics, Second Edition features new and revised content reflecting advances within the discipline. New chapters expand the already broad coverage of the Handbook to address and take account of key changes within the field in the intervening years. It explores: psycholinguistics, linguistic anthropology and ethnolinguistics, sociolinguistic theory, language variation and second language pedagogy. With contributions from a global team of leading linguists, this comprehensive and accessible volume is the ideal resource for those engaged in study and work within the dynamic field of linguistics.

List of Contributors ix

Preface to the Second Edition xi

Preface to the First Edition xiii

List of Abbreviations xvii

Part I Starting Points 1

1. Origins of Language 3
Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy

2. Languages of the World 21
Bernard Comrie

3. Typology and Universals 39
William Croft

4. Field Linguistics: Gathering Language Data from Native Speakers 57
Pamela Munro

5. Writing Systems 75
Peter T. Daniels

Part II Theoretical Bases 95

6. The History of Linguistics: Approaches to Linguistics 97
Lyle Campbell

7. Generative Grammar: Rule Systems for Describing Sentence Structure 119
Thomas Wasow

8. Functional Linguistics: Communicative Functions and Language Structure 141
Robert D. Van Valin, Jr.

Part III Core Fields 159

9. Linguistic Phonetics: The Sounds of Languages 161
John Laver

10. Phonology: Sound Structure 185
Abigail C. Cohn

11. Morphology 211
Andrew Spencer

12. The Lexicon 235
D. A. Cruse

13. Syntax 255
Mark C. Baker

14. Formal Semantics 279
Shalom Lappin

15. Historical Linguistics: Language Change Over Time 299
Brian D. Joseph

Part IV Languages and the Mind 321

16. Neurolinguistics 323
David Caplan

17. Psycholinguistics 345
Kiel Christianson

18. Sign Languages 371
Wendy Sandler and Diane Lillo-Martin

19. First Language Acquisition 397
Brian MacWhinney

Part V Languages in Use 415

20. Pragmatics: Language and Communication 417
Ruth Kempson

21. Discourse Analysis 445
Agnes Weiyun He

22. Linguistics and Literature 463
Nigel Fabb

23. Linguistic Anthropology and Ethnolinguistics 479
Steven P. Black and Elizabeth A. Falconi

24. Sociolinguistic Theory: Systematic Study of the Social Uses of Language 505
J. K. Chambers

25. Language Variation: Sociolinguistic Variationist Analysis 519
Kirk Hazen

26. Multilingualism 541
Suzanne Romaine

27. Second Language Acquisition: One Person with Two Languages 557
Vivian Cook

Part VI Applications of Linguistics 583

28. Second Language Pedagogy: Where Theory Meets Practice 585
Janie Rees-Miller

29. Educational Linguistics 603
James Paul Gee

30. Linguistics and Reading 617
Rebecca Treiman

31. Language and Law 627
Roger W. Shuy

32. Translation 645
Christoph Gutknecht

33. Language Planning and Policy 655
Kathryn D. Stemper and Kendall A. King  

Index 675