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Linguistics Resources

This guide is designed to help you with research in linguistics in the Library and beyond.

What is linguistics?

Select New Books about Linguistics (2021-2022)

Employing Linguistics (eBook)

Using insights drawn from the experiences of professional linguists working in a range of domains, this book is an essential resource to help you recognize the value and relevance of your skills and training as a linguist in the job market. No matter where you are in your career - just starting a first job or reflecting back on 30 years - this book provides an interpretive frame for catalyzing momentum around what comes next. Encouraging you to approach your career with agency and curiosity, Anna Marie Trester details the myriad ways that linguists can contribute meaningfully to the world of work. Exploring the connections between linguistics as a field of study and a way of thinking, she details the ways in which the powerful observational and analytical skills and abilities cultivated by a background in linguistics can be employed in a diverse range of professional workspaces. With activities, exercises, and a review of career literature, Employing Linguistics helps you seek and create opportunities as you choose what challenges to focus on next.

Keynotes from the International Conference on Explanation and Prediction in Linguistics (CEP): Formalist and Functionalist Approaches (eBook)

Scientific insight is obtained through the processes of description, explanation, and prediction. Yet grammatical theory has seen a major divide regarding not only the methods of data eliciting and the kinds of data evaluated, but also with respect to the interpretation of these data, including the very notions of explanation and prediction themselves. The editors of the volume organized a conference bringing together adherents of two major strands of grammatical theory illustrating this clash, traditionally grouped under the labels of formalist and functionalist theories. This book includes five keynote lectures given by internationally renowned experts. The keynotes offer insight into the current debate and show possibilities for exchange between these two major accounts of grammatical theory.

On Language, Education, Politics, and Identity: a Cross-Linguistics Perspective (eBook)

To study language and linguistics means to unravel reality with all its aspects. By contextualizing today's reality in different perspectives, we can gain a bigger picture of language phenomena within its context. The chapters in this edited volume present research findings complementing or even challenging ongoing scholarly discussions in the linguistics and humanity studies. The chapters are divided into three big sections based on the issues being discussed: (1) Language and Identity in the Media, (2) Language Acquisition and Education, and (3) Language and Politics. Besides the obvious urgency to problematize these issues due to the dynamics of language development around the globe, there will always be a need to constantly create new conversations on how language and linguistics interacts with multidiscipline study, such as identity, media, and politics. The wide variety of aspects of language studies that are being analyzed in the chapters are shown through the point of view of non-Western scholars, in this case Indonesian scholars. Therefore, it provides alternative ways of interpreting the data and the text. The issues being discussed might seem universal as depicted in the choices of texts, which come from different countries. However, the specificity of each context contributes to a more complex discussion of cross-linguistics aspects on language studies.

Sign Language Linguistics, A Conversation with Carol Padden (eBook)

This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and renowned researcher of sign languages Carol Padden, the Sanford I. Berman Chair in Language and Human Communication at UC San Diego. This wide-ranging conversation covers topics such as growing up with ASL, Carol's early work with Bill Stokoe, the linguistic complexity, structure and properties of ASL and other sign languages, the development of new sign languages throughout the world, the role of gesture and embodiment, and much more.

Ten Lectures on Cognitive Evolutionary Linguistics (eBook)

In these lectures, Arie Verhagen presents a version of cognitive linguistics that adheres to both the generalization and cognitive commitments that characterized the field from the start, and a biological commitment: understanding language as adaptive behavior of (human) organisms in the niche(s) that they inhabit. Drawing on the model of biological explanation ("Tinbergen's four why's"), Verhagen shows how proximate (individual level) and ultimate (population level) explanations apply to several features of language, shedding new light on basic notions like conventionality and entrenchment, norms/rules and habits, etc., and their causal connections. Topics include the relation between language, culture, and thinking, the role of language in social cognition and narrative, the evolution of sound structure and grammar, semantic change, and more.

Understanding the Financial Industry Through Linguistics (eBook)

This book is a user guide to financial services and understanding how the various parts need to interact in order to support a functional marketplace, and is an essential read for both seasoned professionals as well as being accessible to those new to the industry. The author presents a new and unique approach to broad industry issues, unparalleled in the area of data, standards and financial services. This book builds on the premise that the financial industry is highly complex and fragmented and the need to understand the financial industry, so vital to business, professional and individual investors, is best solved through an applied linguistics approach. That is, to break the barriers that exist between language and data with the aim to make it easier to understand how the financial industry and regulators operate for professional individual investors in order to be better served through their enhanced understanding of financial data.At first unconventional in the cross-disciplinary pairing of applied linguistics and data in financial services, it is practical and intuitive in pursuing solutions and outcomes. While focused on financial services, the approach could be leveraged for other industries that have similar challenges.

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