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Communication and Cybernetics

Structural Linguistics and Human Communication

An Introduction into the Mechanism of Language and the Methodology of Linguistics

Authors: Malmberg, Bertil

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The point of departure of this general survey of modern structural linguistics is the place of language in human relations. Linguistics will consequently be understood as a science of communication. My book is not intended as an elementary handbook. The readers are supposed to be in the first place advanced students of linguistics and phonetics and of neighbouring fields where a real awareness of linguistic methods and problems is essential (such as psychology, phoniatrics, speech therapy, language teaching, communication engineering). The book may, however, be of some value also for the general reader who is interested in language, in language learning, or in communication processes. It might finally serve as an introduction to structural theories and practice for those linguists of traditional orientation who would like to make contact with the new trends in the study of language. It is self-evident that, under such circumstances, any reader will find certain chapters in this book rather complicated, others irritatingly elementary. This is, however, unavoidable in a work whose aim is to cover a vast field of knowledge and to offer the reader a synthesis of what appears at first sight to be widely disparate facts and phenomena. Many of the facts brought together here may, regarded superficially, seem to have few or no mutual connections. They can, nevertheless, be combined into a wide humanistic and scientific unity within which numerous lines of relationship bind together physical and psychic, individual and social phenomena.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Malmberg, Bertil

    Pages 1-7

  • Signs and Symbols. The Linguistic Sign

    Malmberg, Bertil

    Pages 8-17

  • The Communication Process

    Malmberg, Bertil

    Pages 17-29

  • Preliminary Expression Analysis. Acoustic and Physiological Variables. Information

    Malmberg, Bertil

    Pages 30-66

  • Segmentation. Forms of Expression. Oppositions and Distinctions. Paradigmatic Structures

    Malmberg, Bertil

    Pages 66-96

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-88301-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-88303-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Structural Linguistics and Human Communication
Book Subtitle
An Introduction into the Mechanism of Language and the Methodology of Linguistics
Authors
Series Title
Communication and Cybernetics
Series Volume
2
Copyright
1967
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin ยท Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-88301-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-88301-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-88303-3
Series ISSN
0340-0034
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
VIII, 213
Topics