ReviewsA compendious, useful guide to fundamental concepts in the scientific study of language. It’s a very welcome addition to the field and it would be an ideal textbook for any course that is an introduction to linguistics.
Professor Michael Aceto, East Carolina University
An intellectually stimulating and accessible introduction to the main concepts in modern language study. A wonderful textbook for an undergraduate Introduction to Language course.
Professor Karen Zagona, University of Washington
A clearly-written, easy-to-understand introduction to key concepts in linguistics. It would be a good choice for the inquisitive independent reader, for background reading for an introductory linguistics course, or as an assigned text for a course in which the instructor would like to introduce these concepts yet have space to bring in additional texts, tasks, and activities.