Re: THEORY: Required Reading?
|From:||Paul Bennett <paul.w.bennett@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, May 31, 2007, 16:13|
On Thu, 31 May 2007 09:35:46 -0400, Douglas Treadwell
> Are there any books you would recommend as a sort of "required reading
> list" to be adequately informed on the subject?
> Are there any particularly good books on alphabets, grammars, language
> in general?
My personal "required reading list".
Comrie, _Language Universals and Linguistic Typology_
Payne, _Describing Morphosyntax_
Trask, _A Dictionary of Grammatical Terms in Linguistics_
Daniels & Bright, _The World's Writing Systems_
Comrie, _The World's Major Languages_
_The Handbook of the IPA_
The rewriting system used on this list to represent the IPA in plain text
The _Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics_ series tend to be decent
walk-throughs of specific subjects.
Pick out a few random languages, and get reference grammars for them.
Wikipedia is fairly regularly useful, too.
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