Linguistics Textbook

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JFoss117
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Linguistics Textbook

Postby JFoss117 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:33 pm UTC

Does anyone have a recommendation for a broad introductory linguistics textbook? I'm just trying to get a basic background in the field. Thanks.

Insatyable
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Re: Linguistics Textbook

Postby Insatyable » Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:16 am UTC

The Language Instinct by Steven Pinker, and Language Files: Materials for an Introduction to Language and Linguistics.

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Re: Linguistics Textbook

Postby RabbitWho » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:31 am UTC

Oh yes, Steven Pinker! Seconded!
He's so great.


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