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A Linguistics Workbook

A-Linguistics-Workbook A Linguistics Workbook

By Richard A. Demers and Ann K. Farmer

This supplement designed for first-year courses in linguistics at the college or junior-college level specifically complements the text Linguistics (which takes its examples from English, while the Workbook focuses on universals and cross-language data), but it can be used successfully with any introductory linguistics text. This new edition has been revised in a number of ways. New exercises have been added, many others have been revised, and a few have been dropped. Some of the exercises have also been moved to create new, more logical groupings. A theme that emerges in this edition is that of addressing principles of traditional grammar (prescriptive rules) in a way that leads students to see the inadequacies of these rules/principles and to reframe the issues with their new-found knowledge in linguistics. Students are thus shown what a prescriptive grammar looks like relative to a specific puzzle they can understand in detail.




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