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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
<epicureanideal@...> wrote:

> 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 is at: 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. Paul -- Using Opera's revolutionary e-mail client:


David G. Durand <dgd@...>