Ling 101 resources (was: A few questions about linguistics...)
|From:||Kelly Drinkwater <mizunomi@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 31, 2007, 17:39|
On amazon.com you can often find used textbooks for very cheap,
especially if you don't care that much about the condition it's in.
I'll also recommend Steven Pinker's /The Language Instinct: How the
Mind Creates Language/, which gives some quite good background in
addition to all the theoretical language-organ stuff. You do have to
watch out for where Pinker is putting his theories into the background
information, but it's very readable and should be much cheaper than a
Wikipedia, Language Log, and L&L Museum on the ZBB are also good
things to check out.
On 7/31/07, John Crowe <johnxcrowe@...> wrote:
> I am relatively new to conlanging and often don't know what anyone is
> talking about here. Rather than buy an expensive textbook, can someone
> direct me to a good website tutorial or introduction to linguistics.
> Unfortunately, most searches give me a bunch university websites, which, of
> course usually only have the homework assignments on them.