'… the obvious choice for the beginner language student.' Torill Hestetræet, University of Bergen
'… an excellent overview of the central topics in linguistics and how linguists study language.' Daniel W. Hieber, Content Editor, Rosetta Stone
'… a clear and concise introduction to linguistics suitable for beginners.' Jeffrey Gil, Flinders University, Adelaide
'… with updated material for practice and discussion, it will continue to inspire new generations of students.' Stephen Matthews, University of Hong Kong
This bestselling textbook is the most fundamental and easy-to-use introduction for students with no prior knowledge of linguistics. Broad yet concise, this manageable overview of key topics draws students in, with thirty new tasks, new foreign-language examples, and an expanded and revised online study guide.
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