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  • ISBN-13: 9780631230359
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release Date: Mar 05, 2012
  • Edition: 1
  • Pages: 472 pages
  • Dimensions: 1.1 x 10.0 x 7.1 inches


Linguistics is a comprehensive crosslinguistic introduction to the study of language, and is ideal for students with no background in linguistics.

  • A comprehensive introduction to the study of language, set apart by its inclusion of cross-linguistic data from over 80 different spoken and signed languages
  • Explores how language works by examining discourse, sentence-structure, meaning, words, and sounds
  • Introduces psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic issues, including language acquisition, neurolinguistics, language variation, language change, language contact, and multilingualism
  • Written in a problem-oriented style to engage readers, and is ideal for those new to the subject
  • Incorporates numerous student-friendly features throughout, including extensive exercises, summaries, assignments, and suggestions for further reading
  • Based on the bestselling Dutch edition of this work, the English edition has been revised and expanded to offer an up-to-date and engaging survey of linguistics for students new to the field

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