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linguistics

This book introduces you to the world of linguistics. Using German and references to Spanish, French, Italian and English, you will learn how to proceed methodically in linguistics, how languages ​​are structured aloud and grammatically, and which phenomena of meaning occur.

In further chapters you will learn about regional and social variations of a language, the historical development of languages, the analysis of texts and the relationship between language and writing.

Few is as dominant in our environment as the diverse linguistic expressions with which we are confronted acoustically and visually every day: We communicate with others, we hear people talking in many languages, we read texts of various kinds, Internet research is a linguistic search in a gigantic collection of primarily linguistic documents.

Linguistics analyzes the structures, forms and functions of this linguistic data and aims to clarify the relationships between language and the brain, language and culture, and language and society.

People have always thought about their language (s). One understands the methodology and goals of today's linguistics better if the historical development of this discipline is known in the main. In the last chapter you will learn from the biographies of selected luminaries which developments have shaped linguistics.

In each chapter there are self-questions as well as exercises with which you can practice and deepen the content you have learned.

The publishers

Stefanie Dipper is Professor of Computational Linguistics at the Ruhr University Bochum. Her research interests concern corpus linguistics and the automatic analysis of historical data.

Ralf Klabunde is Professor of Semantics and Pragmatics at the Ruhr University Bochum. He works on semantic and pragmatic aspects of automatic text generation and on dialog systems.

Wiltrud Mihatsch is professor for French and Spanish linguistics at the University of Tübingen. Her research interests focus on the interaction of cognitive, communicative, semantic and morphosyntactic aspects in the course of meaning and function change.

Keywords

English studies German studies Romance studies Linguistics textbook Languages ​​English German French Morphology Syntax Phonetics Phonology Semantics Pragmatics History of language
  • Stefanie Dipper
  • Ralf Klabunde
  • Wiltrud Mihatsch
  1. 1.Linguistic Institute Ruhr University BochumBochumGermany
  2. 2.Linguistic Institute Ruhr University BochumBochumGermany
  3. 3rd Romance SeminarUniversity of TübingenTübingenGermany

About the editors

The publishers

Stefanie Dipper is Professor of Computational Linguistics at the Ruhr University Bochum. Her research interests concern corpus linguistics and the automatic analysis of historical data.

Ralf Klabunde is professor for semantics and pragmatics at the Ruhr University Bochum. He works on semantic and pragmatic aspects of automatic text generation and on dialog systems.

Wiltrud Mihatsch is professor for French and Spanish linguistics at the University of Tübingen. At the center of her research interests is the question of the interaction of cognitive, communicative, semantic and
morphosyntactic aspects in the course of meaning or function change.

Bibliographic information

  • Book TitleLinguistics
  • Book Subtitle An introduction (not only) for Germanists, Romanists and Englishists
  • Editors Stefanie Dipper
    Ralf Klabunde
    Wiltrud Mihatsch
  • DOIhttps: //doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-55589-7
  • Copyright InformationSpringer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature2018
  • Publisher NameSpringer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Social Science and Law (German Language)
  • Softcover ISBN978-3-662-55588-0
  • eBook ISBN978-3-662-55589-7
  • Edition Number1
  • Number of PagesX, 212
  • Number of Illustrations15 b / w illustrations, 85 illustrations in color
  • TopicsLinguistics, general
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