Chapter 02 Slides
Chapter 03 Slides
Chapter 04 Slides
Chapter 05 Slides
Chapter 06 Slides
Chapter 07 Slides
Chapter 08 Slides
Chapter 09 Slides
Chapter 10 Slides
Chapter 11 Slides
Chapter 12 Slides
Linguistics Fieldwork for Starters
Links to linguistics sites
Notes for Course Instructors
The Language of Language
The Language of Language. A Linguistics Course for Starters
If you've ever wondered why we need concepts like noun and verb or word and phrase when discussing language, this book is for you. Deliberately selective in its approach and assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, The Language of Language explores the nature of language and linguists' agreed-upon ways of talking about the object of their inquiry. Our focus is on modes of thinking rather than content knowledge. Our goal is to encourage informed thinking about (why) language matters, so that you can continue puzzling about language issues long after you've worked your way through this book.
Now in its third edition, the book is packed with over 100 commented activities, examples of language play, and fun food for thought, designed to whet your appetite for linguistics and language studies.
The companion workbook, Lang101 Workbook, contains 460 additional commented exercises and activities, designed for self-study or for the classroom.
Linguistics textbook designed for multilingual users of English – The Language of Language
If you’re curious about (why) language matters, about what linguists do and how they think, and if you’re tired of introductory linguistics books that in fact introduce you to the linguistics of English, try The Language of Language and its companion workbook Lang101 Workbook, for a change.
Lecture Slides – The Language of Language
See Section Notes for Course Instructors for suggestions on how to use the Lecture Slides in class.
Sets of lecture slides for each of the 12 chapters of The Language of Language textbook:
Chapter 1. Language and linguistics
Chapter 2. Language and languages
Chapter 3. The grammar of words: words and word parts
Chapter 4. The grammar of words: word building
Chapter 5. Speech sounds
Chapter 6. The grammar of sounds
Chapter 7. The grammar of sentences: slots and phrases
Chapter 8. The grammar of sentences: slots and functions
Chapter 9. The meaning of meaning
Chapter 10. Meaning in action
Chapter 11. Language in use
Chapter 12. Language and speakers
Notes for Course Instructors – The Language of Language
Suggestions on how to use the set of slides and the exercises available in our Lang101 Workbook to present the material contained in our textbook The Language of Language and encouraging student learning about linguistic issues.
See Section The Language of Language – Lecture slides
See Lang101 Workbook at https://www.oercommons.org/courseware/lesson/65378
Links to Linguistics Sites – The Language of Language
A set of links to internet resources on linguistics to complement the material in our textbook The Language of Language, listed by each of the 12 chapters in the textbook and including cross-chapter resources.
Linguistics Fieldwork for Starters – The Language of Language
Suggestions for class project work designed for beginner students of linguistics using our textbook The Language of Language, to encourage hands-on learning through fieldwork and instil respect for research in the discipline.
Course Descriptions – The Language of Language
A set of four alternative course descriptions which fit our textbook The Language of Language. They can be used to assist students in making informed choices about enrolment in courses, and/or to substantiate proposals of new courses to your school.