This is the new edition of Linguistics: An Introduction . It is a bestselling introductory textbook for all students of linguistics and language studies. This reworked edition features: -new chapters on sign languages, writing, and text and discourse-coverage of writing in electronic media-revised and updated chapters on languages of the world and psycholinguisticsFirmly based around taught courses and catering to student needs, it addresses all the topics that a student will need in their study of language. With key terms, further reading, questions at the end of each chapter, exercises and key paragraphs in stand-out boxes, this is a firmly pedagogic text that takes difficult concepts and explains them in an easy to understand way. It features examples taken from a range of languages across the world. Global in its scope and comprehensive in its coverage, this is the textbook of choice for linguistics students. The book comes with a large Companion Website , also extensively revised and expanded. For lecturers and instructors, a comprehensive Answer Book is also available to go along with the questions throughout the chapters.
William B. McGregor is a Professor at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. He is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities.
A comprehensive and easy introductory textbook for all students of linguistics and language studies, now in its 2nd edition.