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Linguistics : An Introduction, Paperback / softback Book


Written by a team based at one of the world's leading centres for linguistic teaching and research, the second edition of this highly successful textbook offers a unified approach to language, viewed from a range of perspectives essential for students' understanding of the subject.

Using clear explanations throughout, the book is divided into three main sections: sounds, words, and sentences.

In each, the foundational concepts are introduced, along with their application to the fields of child language acquisition, psycholinguistics, language disorders, and sociolinguistics, giving the book a unique yet simple structure that helps students to engage with the subject more easily than other textbooks on the market.

This edition includes a completely new section on sentence use, including an introduction and discussion of core areas of pragmatics and conversational analysis; coverage of sociolinguistic topics, introducing communities of practice; a wealth of new exercise material and updated further reading.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 447 pages, 21 Tables, unspecified; 1 Maps
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: linguistics
  • ISBN: 9780521614788



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