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Linguistics: An Introduction

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Linguistics is a fresh and contemporary introductory textbook for all students of linguistics and language studies. Firmly based around taught courses and catering to student needs, it addresses all the topics that a student will need in their initial and subsequent study of language. With key terms, further reading, questions at the end of each chapter, exercises and key
Paperback, 408 pages
Published March 15th 2009 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published January 1st 2009)
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Jul 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
I've just finished reading Linguistics: An Introduction as part of my reading list before enrolling in an MA in Linguistics & Literature. It is quite comprehensive and written in a clear, simple language. You might feel a bit overwhelmed with all the technical terms included, but there's a glossary toward the end of the book that is useful for a quick review. All in all, recommended!
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An absolutely delightful and engaging read. This text is well-organized and does well to cover the breadth of the topic of linguistics. It is detailed enough to give you a decent amount of knowledge on the topic and whet your appetite for more, while not being too overwhelming if you're new to the subject matter. The chapters have supplementary information, summaries, and thought-provoking questions. From a design standpoint, the layout is simple and aesthetically pleasing. This is absolutely ...more
Rasmus Puggaard
Nov 22, 2012 rated it liked it
very well-made short introduction to the different fields of linguistics
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Who can tell me is there a Chinese version of this book?
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Aug 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
A fairly accessible book on Linguistics, easy to read, to follow, though at times difficult to decipher. However, that is just the study itself in some ways.
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