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  • Linguistics.
  • Language and languages.
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    Understanding linguistics [videorecording] : the science of language / producer, Laura Walz.
    by McWhorter, John H.
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    Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., 2008
  • Linguistics.
  • Language and languages.
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    1598034774 (set)
    9781598034776 (set)
    6 videodiscs (ca. 1080 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (iv, 205 p. ; 22 cm.)
    Standard format.
    Part one: disc 1. What is linguistics? -- The sounds of language : consonants -- The other sounds : vowels -- In the head versus on the lips -- How to make a word -- The Chomskyan Revolution -- disc 2. Deep structure and surface structure -- The on-off switches of grammar -- Shades of meaning and semantic roles -- From sentence to storytelling -- Language on its way to becoming a new one -- Recovering languages of the past.
    Part two: disc 3. Where grammar comes from -- Language change from old English to now -- What is an impossible language? -- How children learn to speak -- How we learn language as adults -- How you talk and how they talk -- disc 4. How class defines speech -- Speaking differently, changing the language -- Language and gender -- Languages sharing the world : bilingualism -- Languages sharing a sentence : code-switching -- The rules of conversation.
    Part three: disc 5. What is this thing called language? -- Speech as action -- Uses of talk from culture to culture -- Does language channel thought? : the evidence -- Does language channel thought? : new findings -- Is language going to the dogs? -- disc 6. Why languages are never perfect -- The evolution of writing -- Writing systems -- Doing linguistics : with a head start -- Doing linguistics : from the ground up -- The evolution of language.
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