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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 >print):
I'd include, for absolute beginners in linguistics, who have no idea what a phoneme or morpheme is, these two oldish (structuralist school) intro. texts: 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.


Sai Emrys <sai@...>