Study Skills for Linguistics.pdf

Study Skills for Linguistics.pdf


Study Skills for Linguistics is the essential companion for students embarking on a degree in linguistics. Covering all the core skills that students of linguistics will require during the early part of their degree, this book gives the reader a basic understanding of the field, as well as confidence in how to find out more and how to prepare for their future career. The key features covered include: * subject-specific skills, including basic linguistic tools and terminology, such as word classes and basic grammatical terminology; * essential study skills, such as how to perform well in the degree, how to search for and reference literature and how to write an essay; * guides for a future with a linguistics degree, including how to write a CV or prepare for a range of graduate destinations. An accessible guide to essential skills in the field of linguistics, this book is a must-read for students contemplating studying this topic, and provides a guide that will take them through their degree and beyond.

Jeanette Sakel is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. Her main research interests include language contact, bilingualism, linguistic typology, fieldwork, native South American languages, bilingual education, supplementary schools. She is also the author of 'A grammar of Moseten' (2004) and 'Linguistic fieldwork - a student guide' (2012, with Daniel Everett).

1. Introduction 2. What is language? 3. Sounds 4. Word classes 5. The grammar of words 6. Clauses and sentences 7. Meaning and discourse 8. Understanding approaches to language: theory and practice 9. Research methods: Collecting, analysing and presenting data 10. Assessment: Presenting your skills 11. How to find out more about language 12. Careers: What to do with linguistics and how to get a job 13. Personal development References Glossary and index Index of languages


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