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Ling 101 resources (was: A few questions about linguistics...)

From:Kelly Drinkwater <mizunomi@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 31, 2007, 17:39
On 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. >