'This is an exceptionally rich textbook, providing expert but friendly introductions to a wide range of fields of language study, up-to-date examples, opportunities to debate and analyze language, a glossary and extensive further reading.' Tim Parke, University of Hertfordshire, UK
' ... accessible and well structured. Fittingly, Introducing Language in Use provides a wealth of "real" language examples and guides the student through engaging activities around these. The companion website presents follow-up language activities in an interesting way for both lecturers and students.' Marnie Holborow, Dublin City University, Ireland
'This is a well-written textbook that gives a comprehensive overview of language study in a refreshing manner. It is useful not only for first-timers in linguistics but also for professional linguists looking for a quick update on current linguistic work done outside their area of expertise." Olga Thomason, University of Georgia, USA
About the Author
Aileen Bloomer teaches at York St John College, UK. Previously she has worked in Sweden, Germany, Vietnam and China.
Patrick Griffiths teaches at Beppu University, Japan. He has previously worked at the University of the South Pacific, York University, UK, and York St John College, UK.
Andrew John Merrison teaches at York St John College, UK. Previously he has worked at the universities of Durham, Edinburgh, York and Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh.