Re: Conlang books collection on Amazon
|From:||ROGER MILLS <rfmilly@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, February 14, 2008, 4:40|
Amanda Babcock wrote:
>Your list is, not surprisingly, very heavy on the cognitive semantics.
>Without going upstairs to check, I can think of a few syntax books I
>have that you are missing (though I haven't checked that they're in
I'd include, for absolute beginners in linguistics, who have no idea what a
phoneme or morpheme is, these two oldish (structuralist school) intro.
1. H.A. Gleason "Introduction to Linguistics"; originally from the 50s
AFAIK, then updated-- I don't know if it's still in print (likely not used
much); there is/was an accompanying workbook with some neat problems. A
little more readable than--
2. Charles Hockett, "A Course in Modern Linguistics" -- somewhat more
rigorous than Gleason; has a better discussion of historical/comparative. My
copy is (C) 1958, 7th ptg. 1964.