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LING1100
Recommended reading

Language: Meaning and Use, 2017/18, Semester 2
Bethan Davies
b.l.davies@leeds.ac.uk
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Preliminary / Required Reading

Bauer, L. 2007. The linguistics student's handbook . Edinburgh: EUP.

Genetti, C. ed. 2014. How languages work : an introduction to language and linguistics . Cambridge: CUP.

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Introductory textbooks

Akmajian, A. et al. 1990 . Linguistics: An introduction to language and communication . Cambridge MA: MIT Press.

Bell, A. 2014. The guidebook to sociolinguistics . Chichester: Wiley.

Burling, R. 1992. Patterns of language: structure, variation, change . San Diego: Academic Press.

Fromkin, V. et al.2003. An introduction to language . 7th ed. London: Thomson Heinle.

Graddol, D. et al. 1994. Describing language . 2nd ed. Milton Keynes: Open University Press.

Hudson, G. 2000. Essential introductory linguistics Oxford: Blackwell.

McGregor, W. 2009. Linguistics: an introduction . London: Continuum.

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More advanced general textbooks

Fasold, R. & Connor-Linton, J. eds. 2006. An introduction to language and linguistics . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Fromkin, V. ed. 2000. Linguistics : an introduction to linguistic theory . Oxford: Blackwell.

O’Grady, W. et al. Contemporary linguistics: an introduction . 3rd ed. London: Longman.

Radford, A. et al. 1999. Linguistics : an introduction . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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First language acquisition

Aitchison, J. 1998. The articulate mammal . 4th ed. London: Routledge. [For first language acquisition see Chs 6, 7.]

Ambridge, B. & Lieven, E. 2011. Child language acquisition : contrasting theoretical approaches . Cambridge: CUP. [advanced]

Bloom, P. 2000. How children learn the meaning of words . Cambridge MA: MIT Press.

Clark, E. 2009. First language acquisition . Cambridge: CUP.

Foster-Cohen, S. 199.9. An introduction to child language development . London: Longman.

Ingram, D. 1989. First language acquisition : method, description and exploration . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [For babbling & early speech see pp. 83-115.]

Matthews, D. ed. 2014. Pragmatic development in first language acquisition . Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Pinker, S. 1994. The language instinct . Harmondsworth: Penguin. [For first language acquisition see Ch. 9.]

Rowland, C. 2014. Understanding child language acquisition . Oxford: Routledge.

Saxton, M. 2010. Child language : acquisition and development . London: Sage.

Vihman, M.M. 1996. Phonological development : the origins of language in the child Oxford: Blackwell. [For babbling and early speech see Chs 3, 5.]

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Psycholinguistics

Aitchison, J. 1998. The articulate mammal . 4th ed. London: Routledge. [Excellent introduction to language innateness, language acquisition, and language in the brain.]

Altmann, G. 1998. The ascent of Babel : an exploration of language, mind, and understanding . Oxford: OUP.

Bishop, D. 1997. Uncommon Understanding . Hove: Psychology Press.

Crystal, D. & R. Varley 1993. Introduction to language pathology . 2nd ed. London: Whurr. [Excellent introduction to language disorders.]

Fernandez, E. & Smith-Cairns, H. 2011. Fundamentals of psycholinguistics . Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Garman, M. 1990. Psycholinguistics . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Excellent but advanced text on all these topics. For language processing see pp. 151-162.]

Harley, T. 2008. The psychology of panguage (3rd ed.) Hove: Psychology Press.

Pinker, S. 1994. The language instinct . Harmondsworth: Penguin. [Excellent introduction to language innateness, language acquisition, and language in the brain.]

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Second language acquisition

Braidi, S. 1999. The acquisition of second-language syntax . London: Arnold.

Cook, V. 1993. Linguistics and second language acquisition . London: MacMillan.

Hawkins, R. 2000. Second language syntax : a generative introduction . Oxford: Blackwell.

White, L. 1989. Universal grammar and second language acquisition . Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

White, L. 2003. Second language acquisition and universal grammar . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Semantics

Gregory, H. 2000. Semantics . London: Routledge.

Hudson, R. 1995. Word meaning London: Routledge.

Hurford, J.R., & Heasley, B. 1983. Semantics : a coursebook . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Jackson, H. 1988. Words and their meaning . London: Longman.

Leech, G. 1981. Semantics : the study of meaning . 2nd ed. London: Penguin.

Lyons, J. 1995. Linguistic semantics : an introduction Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Palmer, F.R. 1981. Semantics : a new outline 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Saaed, J.I. 1997. Semantics . Oxford: Blackwell.

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Pragmatics

Grundy. P. 2000. Doing pragmatics . 2nd ed. London: Arnold.

Mey, J. 2001. Pragmatics : an introduction . 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell.

Peccei, J.S. 1999. Pragmatics . London: Routledge.

Schiffrin, D. 1994. Approaches to discourse . Oxford: Blackwell.

Yule, G. 1996. Pragmatics . Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Dialogue and applying meaning

Brown, G. & G. Yule 1983. Discourse analysis . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Cook, G. 1989. Discourse . Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Coulthard, M. 1985. An introduction to discourse analysis . 2nd ed. London: Longman.

Nunan, D. 1993. Introducing discourse analysis. Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Thomas, L. et al. 2003. Language, society and power : an introduction . 2nd ed.. London: Routledge.

Salkie, R. 1995. Text and discourse analysis London: Routledge.

Simpson, Paul. 1993. Language, ideology and point of view . London: Routledge.

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Language variation

Foulkes, P. & G. Docherty eds. 1999. Urban voices : accent studies in the British Isles . London: Arnold.

Chambers, J.K. et al. eds. 2002. The handbook of language variation and change . Cambridge MA: Blackwell. [Chs 16 on variation, 23 on speech community.]

Coupland, N. & A. Jaworski eds. 1997. Sociolinguistics : a reader and coursebook . Basingstoke: Palgrave. [Chs 13-15 on variation, 26 on standardisation.]

Joseph, J.E. 1987. Eloquence and power: The rise of language standards and standard languages . London: Frances Pinter.

Joseph, J.E. 2003. Language and identity : national, ethnic, religious . Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Milroy, J. & Milroy, L. 1991. Authority in language : Investigating language standardisation and prescription . London: Routledge. [Ch. 1.]

Paulston, C. & Tucker, G.eds. 2003. Sociolinguistics : the essential readings . Cambridge MA: Blackwell. [Chs 20-22 on diglossia, 24 on standardisation.]

Romaine, S. 1984. Language in society: an introduction to sociolinguistics Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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The Labovian paradigm

Cheshire, J. 1982. Variation in an English dialect : a sociolinguistic study . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Hudson, R. 1980. Sociolinguistics . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.[Ch 5.]

Labov, W. 1966. The social stratification of English in New York City . Washington DC: Center for Applied Linguistics.

Labov, W. 1972. Sociolinguistic patterns . Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Labov, W. 1972. Language in the inner city : studies in the Black English vernacular . Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. [Ch. 7.]

Trudgill, P. 1990. Sociolinguistics: an introduction . [Ch. 2.]

Trudgill, P. 1978. Sociolinguistic patterns in British English . London: Edward Arnold.

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Social networks and communities of practice

Coupland, N. & Jaworski, A.eds. 1997. Sociolinguistics : a reader and coursebook Basingstoke: Palgrave. [Ch. 16 on network structure and linguistic change]

Downes, W. 1998. Language and society . 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Ch 6.]

Johnson, S. 1995. Gender, group identity, and variation in the Berlin urban vernacular : a sociolinguistic study . Frankfurt: Peter Lang.

LePage, R. & A. Tabouret-Keller 1985. Acts of identity . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Meyerhoff, M. 2002. ‘Communities of practice’, in Chambers, J.K. et al. eds.. The handbook of language variation and change . Oxford: Blackwell.

Milroy, L. 1980. Language and social networks . Oxford: Blackwell.

Milroy, L. 1987. Observing and analysing natural language : a critical account of sociolinguistic method . Oxford: Blackwell.

Wenger, E. 1998. Communities of practice : learning, meaning, and identity . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Accommodation theory

Bell, A. 1991. The language of news media . Oxford: Blackwell.

Coupland, N. & Jaworski, A.eds. 1997. Sociolinguistics : a reader and coursebook . Basingstoke: Palgrave. [Chs 18-20 on stylistic variation.]

Giles, H. & Coupland, N.1990. Language : contexts and consequences Milton Keynes: Open University Press.

Giles, H., J. et al. 1991. Contexts of accommodation : developments in applied sociolinguistics . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Giles, H.& St. Clair, R.1979. eds. Language and social psychology Oxford: Blackwell.

Jaworski, A. et al. eds. 2004. Metalanguage : social and ideological perspectives .Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter.

Ellen, R. & Giles, H.eds. 1982. Attitudes towards language variation : social and applied contexts . London: Arnold.

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Multilingualism and language planning

Blommaert, J. ed. 1999. Language ideological debates . Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Daoust, D. 1997. ‘Language planning and language reform’, in Coulmas, F. ed.. The handbook of sociolinguistics . Oxford: Blackwell

Edwards, J. 1994. Multilingualism . London: Routledge.

Hoffman, C. 1991. An introduction to bilingualism . London: Longman.

Paulston, C. & Tucker, G.eds. 2003. Sociolinguistics : the essential readings . Cambridge MA: Blackwell. [Chs 20-27 on diglossia, multilingualism and language planning.]

Sebba, M. 1997. Contact languages : pidgins and creoles . London: Longman.

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Language and power

Bolinger, D. 1980. Language, the loaded weapon : the use and abuse of language today . London: Longman.

Cameron, D. 1995. Verbal hygiene London: Routledge. [Ch. 4.]

Eschholz, P. et al. eds. 2005. Language awareness : readings for college writers . New York: St Martins Press.

Fairclough, N. 1989. Language and power . London: Longman.

Goddard, A. &Patterson, L.2000. Language and gender . London: Routledge.

Miller, C. & Swift, K.1995. The handbook of non-sexist writing for writers, editors and speakers . 3rd ed. London: Women’s Press.

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