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Contents Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition 1 Fundamentals of Translation 2 Second Language Speech 3 For the Love of Language 4 Introducing Second Language Acquisition - Third Edition Cognitive Linguistics 5 Figurative Language General Linguistics 6 How Languages Work 7 The Study of Language - Fifth Edition 8 An Introduction to Language and Linguistics - Second Edition 9 Exploring Language and Linguistics Grammar and Syntax 10 Analysing English Sentences - Second Edition 11 A Student’s Introduction to English Grammar Historical Linguistics 12 Language Change

Latin American Language, Linguistics

Supplementary Reading

13 El Español de los Estados Unidos

25 Language Evolution

14 Bilingualism in the Spanish-Speaking World

Why We Gesture

Languages in Contact

The Reader’s Brain

Morphology 15 Introducing Morphology - Second edition Phonetics and Phonology

26 Understanding Politeness Multilingualism

16 Phonology

17 Phonetics


Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics 18 First Language Acquisition - Third edition Research Methods in Linguistics 19 Research Methods in Linguistics Semantics and Pragmatics 20 Pragmatic and Discourse Disorders 21 Semantics Sociolinguistics 22 Communication across Cultures 23 Endangered Languages 24 Sociolinguistics - Second Edition

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Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition Fundamentals of Translation Sonia Colina

University of Arizona

This textbook provides a non-technical introduction to the basic concepts of translation theory and practice, with numerous activities, exercises and examples from a wide variety of languages. Suitable for non-specialists as well as language industry professionals, this textbook is ideal for readers seeking a wide and practical understanding of translation. • Bridges the gap between theory and practice, ensuring that students gain both a solid grasp of the theoretical foundations of translation studies and the practical skills needed to carry out translation work

This engaging, hands-on textbook offers students, trainers, and practitioners alike an ideal overview of how fundamental theoretical concepts shape the real world of professional translation. A timely, user-friendly contribution.”

• Suggestions for further reading are provided for students who wish to engage more deeply in theoretical topics

Erik Angelone, Kent State University

• Reflects fully up-to-date views of language and translation and dispels common myths • Includes a full answer key to all chapter exercises

2015 247 x 174 mm 336pp 83 b/w illus.


9781107035393 | £50.00 / US$80.00 HB

Preface; 1. The term ‘translation’: concepts, definitions, and usage; 2. The functions of translation: functionalism; 3. Pragmatics: translation functions and language functions; 4. Texts and translation; 5. Reading and translation; 6. Social aspects of translating; 7. Translation quality; Answer key; Glossary.

9781107645462 | £19.99 / US$29.99 PB

Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition



Second Language Speech Theory and Practice

Laura Colantoni University of Toronto

Jeffrey Steele

University of Toronto

and Paola Escudero University of Western Sydney

Drawing on research from applied linguistics, linguistics, psychology and the speech sciences, this textbook focuses particularly on second language speech – how individuals perceive and produce the sounds of their second language. Each chapter includes illustrative case studies, review questions, and a tutorial section with practical exercises.

A comprehensive book on L2 speech is long overdue and these authors exceed all expectations in terms of quality. This volume will forge a new generation of knowledgeable, well-trained scholars.” Barbara E. Bullock, University of Texas, Austin

• The first ever textbook to introduce the methods, techniques and background to research in second language speech • Compares second language speech across the three main second languages taught in North America and Europe (English, French and Spanish) • Each chapter includes review questions, and most chapters include ‘tutorial’ and ‘lab’ sections with practical exercises

2015 247 x 174 mm 428pp 43 b/w illus.  4 tables   9781107018341 | £64.99 / US$105.00 HB

Contents Part I. Questions and Frameworks for the Study of Second Language Speech: 1. An introduction to second language speech research; 2. Theoretical concepts and frameworks; Part II. Research Methodology: 3. Research methodology; Part III. Case Studies and Analysis of L2 Speech Perception and Production: 4. Vowels; 5. Obstruents; 6. Sonorants; 7. Sequences; 8. Prosody; 9. Conclusion.

9781107655751 | £25.99 / US$41.99 PB



Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition For the Love of Language An Introduction to Linguistics

Kate Burridge

Monash University, Victoria

and Tonya N. Stebbins Monash University, Victoria

Written by Kate Burridge and Tonya N. Stebbins, authors with extensive academic experience in the field of linguistics, this book includes examples from Australia, New Zealand and around the world to engage the reader. For the Love of Language is a lively yet comprehensive resource for undergraduate students in foundation linguistics. • Contains comprehensive coverage of introductory linguistics topics, making it suitable for semester long, or year long linguistics subjects • Includes a wide array of pedagogical material, including exercise and discussion questions, research project questions, essay questions and online quizzes on the companion website • Written by authors with extensive academic experience in the field of linguistics

2016 255 x 190 mm 450pp 9781107618831 | £74.99 / US$109.99 PB

This textbook provides an accessible and engaging introduction to linguistic diversity and to the interesting mysteries about the design of the human mind and social interaction…. The authors bring their high levels of community engagement and good humour to the task of introducing students to the fascinating world of linguistic structures.” Felicity Meakins, University of Queensland


Part I. ‘Using Language to Expose Language’ – Setting the Scene: 1. What is language?; 2. What linguists do; 3. Ways to study language; Part II. ‘In the Beginning was the Word’ – Words, their Structure and Meaning: 4. What’s in a word?; 5. Morphology – the structure of words; 6. Semantics – the meaning of words; Part III. ‘The Deep Grooves of Language’ – Sounds and Grammar: 7. Phonetics; 8. Phonology – the sound system; 9. Syntax – the structure of sentences; Part IV. ‘Language Is a Social Fact’ – Variation and Change: 10. Variation and identity; 11. Structure across time; 12. Languages and cultures in contact; Part V. ‘Language that Rolls up its Sleeves’ – Language at Work: 13. Language and text; 14. Language and interaction; 15. Language and social values; Part VI. ‘Language is the Dress of Thought’ – Language, Mind and World: 16. Language, mind and the brain; 17. Language acquisition; 18. Computational linguistics.

Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition 3RD EDITION

Introducing Second Language Acquisition Muriel Saville-Troike University of Arizona

and Karen Barto University of Arizona

Providing a solid foundation in second language acquisition, the third edition of this leading introduction to the subject is suitable for undergraduate and graduate students of linguistics, psychology and education, as well as trainee language teachers. The new edition has been revised throughout, and includes updated online resources. • The third edition has been revised throughout, featuring new material on the practical aspects of teaching language and updated references and further reading suggestions • The online resources have been updated, including new classroom activities to accompany each chapter • Offers balanced, interdisciplinary coverage of the linguistic, psychological and social aspects of second language acquisition • Includes key terms, chapter previews and chapter summaries, creating a coherent structure across the different topics

2017 247 x 174 mm 235pp 5 b/w illus.   2 colour illus.  23 tables  63 exercises   9781107149526 | c. £60.00 / c. US$99.00 HB 9781316603925 | c. £24.99 / c. US$44.99 PB

Cambridge Introductions to Language and Linguistics

… combines great clarity of exposition, a focus on the linguistics of second language acquisition, and an effort to integrate diverse theoretical perspectives into a complex understanding of second language acquisition as a whole – all in less than 300 pages. While billed as a textbook for undergraduates, this text could easily be used in graduatelevel introductory courses in second language acquisition. The chapterending discussion questions and activities, as well as a handy glossary of terms, make this more than just a textbook, however: it provides many of the materials needed to design an introductory course in the subject.” Dwight Atkinson, University of Arizona

Contents 1. Introducing second language acquisition; 2. Foundations of second language acquisition; 3. The linguistics of second language acquisition; 4. The psychology of second language acquisition; 5. Social contexts of second language acquisition; 6. Acquiring knowledge for L2 use; 7. L2 learning and teaching.





Cognitive Linguistics Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics

Figurative Language Barbara Dancygier

University of British Columbia, Vancouver

and Eve Sweetser

University of California, Berkeley

This lively introduction to figurative language develops new analytical tools and proposes a cohesive view of a broad range of concepts, including metaphor, metonymy, simile, and irony. Comprehensive and practical, the book provides definitions of major concepts, offers indepth analysis of examples and surveys figurative structures in different discourse genres. • Focuses on the most useful topics for teaching students how figurative language structures the way we see the world

This book breaks new ground in the cognitive linguistic study of metaphor, simile and metonymy. A must read for anyone interested in figurative language, cognition and discourse.’ Elena Semino, Lancaster University

• Complete with useful features for teaching: explanations of core concepts, in-depth analyses of examples, problems for students to work on, suggestions for further reading, and definitions of major concepts • Offers an in-depth analysis of the links across theoretical concepts, so students can gain an integrated view of the content and will not attempt to treat concepts as isolated entities

2014 228 x 152 mm 256pp 6 b/w illus.  8 tables   9781107005952 | £59.99 / US$105.00 HB

Contents 1. Introduction; 2. The basics of metaphor; 3. Metaphoric structure: levels and relations; 4. Mental spaces and blending; 5. Metonymy; 6. Grammatical constructions and figurative meaning; 7. The cross-linguistic study of metaphor; 8. Figurative language in discourse; 9. Concluding remarks.

9780521184731 | £21.99 / US$39.99 PB

General Linguistics How Languages Work An Introduction to Language and Linguistics

Edited by Carol Genetti

University of California, Santa Barbara

This new introduction to linguistics presents language in all its amazing complexity, while guiding students gently through the basics. Students emerge with an appreciation of the diversity of the world’s languages as well as a deeper understanding of the structure of language, and its broader social and cultural context. • Takes a functional approach, providing a modern, global and integrated perspective on language • Student-engaging features include a step-by-step structure, reflection questions and in-depth case studies • Student online resources include sound and video files, study guides, tutorials, interactive problem sets, electronic flash cards, and documents on argumentation, problem solving and writing in linguistics • Instructor online resources include modifiable PowerPoint slides, answer keys, quiz questions and problem sets

2014 246 x 189 mm 676pp 96 b/w illus.  19 maps  57 tables   150 exercises   9780521767446 | £89.99 / US$145.00 HB 9780521174688 | £37.99 / US$64.99 PB

How Languages Work is the perfect introductory textbook on language and linguistics … an invigorating combination of a straightforward, introductory tone and high-level scholarship. The chapter authors effectively communicate their own enthusiasm for language and linguistics in a way that promises to engender similar enthusiasm in undergraduate readers.” Thomas Payne, University of Oregon and SIL International

Contents 1. Introduction: language, languages, and linguistics; 2. Phonetics: physical dimensions of speech sounds; 3. Phonology: organization of speech sounds; 4. Morphology: what’s in a word?; 5. Word classes: evidence from grammatical behavior; 6. Syntax: words in combination; 7. Semantics: how language makes sense; 8. Pragmatics: inference for language; 9. Discourse: language beyond the sentence; 10. Prosody: the music of language; 11. Language and the social world; 12. Language change: the dynamicity of linguistic systems; 13. Language contact and areal linguistics; 14. First language acquisition; 15. Second language acquisition; Language Profiles: 1. Kabardian; 2. Goemai; 3. Manange; 4. Finnish; 5. Nuuchahnulth (Nootka); 6. South Conchucos Quechua; 7. Tsez; 8. Bardi; 9. Lowland Chontal; 10. Manambu; 11. Indonesian; 12. Seneca; 13. Akkadian.





General Linguistics 5TH EDITION

The Study of Language George Yule

University of Hawaii, Manoa

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. • Easy to follow and simple to understand – a fundamental introduction to language study

… an excellent overview of the central topics in linguistics and how linguists study language.” Daniel W. Hieber, Content Editor, Rosetta Stone

• Provides students with a vocabulary for talking about language and a solid knowledge of how English works • Yule presents the major concepts in language study in short, bite-sized sections • Assumes no prior knowledge of the subject

“… a clear and concise introduction to linguistics suitable for beginners.” Jeffrey Gil, Flinders University, Adelaide

Enhanced eTextbook available from VitalSource: Contents 2014 246 x 189 mm 334pp 33 b/w illus.   1. The origins of language; 2. Animals and human language; 3. The sounds of language; 4. The sound patterns of language; 5. Word-formation; 6. Morphology; 34 colour illus.  3 tables  310 exercises  7. Grammar; 8. Syntax; 9. Semantics; 10. Pragmatics; 11. Discourse analysis; 12. Language and the brain; 13. First language acquisition; 14. Second language 9781107044197 | £59.99 / US$94.99 HB

acquisition/learning; 15. Gestures and sign languages; 16. Written language; 17. Language history and change; 18. Regional variation in language; 19. Social variation in language; 20. Language and culture; Glossary.

9781107658172 | £22.55 / US$34.99 PB

General Linguistics 2ND EDITION

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics Edited by Ralph W. Fasold Georgetown University, Washington DC

and Jeff Connor-Linton

Georgetown University, Washington DC

A clear and up-to-date introduction to linguistics. This book provides balanced coverage of the structure of language and its use, and student learning is supported by numerous examples, exercises, textboxes and online resources. • Each chapter is written by an expert on the subject and presents a clear and current representation of the topic, supported by numerous examples and exercises • Includes topics that are often underrepresented in linguistics textbooks, such as discourse, language and culture, the politics of language, computation linguistics, writing, and first and second language acquisition

This is a great textbook covering all the major topics in language structure and use. It offers a comprehensive survey of the field as well as intriguing insights into many current issues, from formal syntax, through language and the brain to computational linguistics.” Alexander Bergs, Universität Osnabrück

• A rich online package includes solutions to exercises, sound files, suggestions for further reading, additional exercises, weblinks and digital figures

2014 246 x 189 mm 565pp 110 b/w illus.   1 map  15 tables  140 exercises   9781107070646 | £84.99 / US$120.00 HB 9781107637993 | £39.99 / US$69.99 PB

Contents Introduction; 1. The sounds of language; 2. Words and their parts; 3. The structure of sentences; 4. Meaning; 5. Discourse; 6. Child language acquisition; 7. Language and the brain; 8. Language change; 9. Dialect variation; 10. Language and culture; 11. The politics of language; 12. Writing; 13. Second language acquisition; 14. Computational linguistics; Glossary.





General Linguistics Exploring Language and Linguistics Edited by Natalie Braber Nottingham Trent University

Ideal for first-year students in linguistics, Exploring Language and Linguistics considers the key concepts of language and the application of these concepts to real-world settings. Student support is provided by numerous learning features, including chapter previews, exercises, figures, summaries and suggestions for further reading. Additional student resources are available online.

The ideal combination, for an introductory textbook, of individual chapters written by internationally acknowledged experts, all writing within a didactic framework created and strictly monitored by the editors. Teachers will be delighted with the variety of group tasks and exercises, and students with the glossary and the unusually detailed index.”

• Meets the needs of courses in both linguistics (in its coverage of core concepts) and the English language (in its application of concepts)

Malcolm Coulthard Emeritus Professor, Aston University

Louise Cummings

Nottingham Trent University

and Liz Morrish

Nottingham Trent University

• Reflects trends in the subject, such as an increased emphasis on language disorders and language and ideology • Suitable for students with no prior background in linguistics

2015 246 x 189 mm 502pp 41 b/w illus.  17 tables   9781107035461 | £79.99 / US$126.00 HB

Contents 1. Introduction: what is language? What is linguistics?; 2. Phonetics; 3. Phonology; 4. Morphology; 5. Grammar; 6. Syntax; 7. Semantics; 8. Pragmatics; 9. Discourse analysis; 10. Historical linguistics; 11. Sociolinguistics; 12. Child language acquisition; 13. Psycholinguistics; 14. Clinical linguistics; 15. Language and ideology; 16. Media discourse; 17. Literary linguistics.

9781107662506 | £29.99 / US$59.99 PB

Grammar and Syntax 2ND EDITION


Analysing English Sentences


Andrew Radford University of Essex

Thoroughly revised and updated throughout, Analysing English Sentences, 2nd edition is richly supported with exercises, hints and chapter summaries. Assuming no prior knowledge of English syntax or syntactic theory, and accompanied with a range of online resources for instructors, this text is an ideal learning and teaching tool. • Workbook sections enable students to gain hands-on experience in analysing specific phenomena • An extensive glossary provides students who have little or no linguistic background with a clear explanation of traditional and contemporary grammatical terminology • Accompanying online materials, including PowerPoint materials and an answer key, are an invaluable resource for instructors

Masterly, challenging and radically innovative.’ Neil Smith, University College London

“Another outstanding textbook from Radford - it is very up to date and takes students through the complexities of syntactic theory and how to do syntactic analysis in the most manageable way possible.” Alison Henry, University of Ulster

Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics

2016 247 x 174 mm 620pp 9780521660082 | £69.99 / US$99.99 HB 9780521669702 | £29.99 / US$45.00 PB

Contents 1. Grammar; 2. Words; 3. Structure; 4. Null constituents; 5. Head movement; 6. Wh-movement; 7. A-bar movement.



Grammar and Syntax A Student’s Introduction to English Grammar Rodney Huddleston University of Queensland

and Geoffrey K. Pullum University of Edinburgh

A Student’s Introduction to English Grammar is a groundbreaking new textbook on English sentence structure for students in colleges and universities. Based on the authors’ highly acclaimed earlier work The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language, it is up to date and accessible, and contains exercises and special usage notes.

... this grammar is a thought provoking book and a challenging read for grammarians working along more traditional or mainstream lines.”

• Written specifically for undergraduate course use in a clear, engaging style, with features including exercises, glossary, bullet-points, boxed notes and web support

Moderna Sprak

• A true 21st-century grammar: breaks with the confused analyses often repeated in the past, making the subject more intelligible and easier to learn

“… this book stands out as a remarkable achievement in both the descriptive and generative textbook tradition …”

• Based on the authors’ previous monumental and authoritative reference grammar that won the prestigious Bloomfield Book Award of the Linguistic Society of America in 2004

Acta Linguistica Hungarica

2005 247 x 174 mm 322pp 75 exercises   9780521612883 | £22.99 / US$39.99 PB

Contents 1. Introduction; 2. A rapid overview; 3. Verbs, tense, aspect, and mood; 4. Clause structure, complements, and adjuncts; 5. Nouns and noun phrases; 6. Adjectives and adverbs; 7. Prepositions and preposition phrases; 8. Negation and related phenomena; 9. Clause type: asking, exclaiming, and directing; 10. Subordination and content clauses; 11. Relative clauses; 12. Grade and comparison; 13. Non-finite clauses and clauses without verbs; 14. Coordination and more; 15. Information packaging in the clause; 16. Morphology: words and lexemes; Further reading; Glossary; Index.

Historical Linguistics



Language Change Joan Bybee

University of New Mexico

This new introduction offers a guide to the types of change at all levels of linguistic structure, as well as the mechanisms behind each type. Based on data from a variety of methods and a huge array of language families, it examines patterns of change, and brings together recent findings. • This new introduction offers a guide to all aspects of language change, with an emphasis on the role of cognition and language use • Each chapter touches on a type of change and maps the directionality of that change so readers can grasp patterns more easily • Within historical linguistics, non-European languages are often overlooked; in this book, examples are given from both European and non-European languages

This book, written by someone who has been influential in shaping our understanding of phonological and grammatical processes, provides a new perspective on how the study of language change can be, and in my view should be, approached.” Bernd Heine, University of Cologne

Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics

2015 247 x 174 mm 312pp 2 b/w illus.  28 tables   9781107020160 | £64.99 / US$99.99 HB

Contents 1. The study of language change; 2. Sound change; 3. Sound change and phonological change in wider perspective; 4. The interaction of sound change with grammar; 5. Analogical change; 6. Grammaticalization: processes and mechanisms; 7. Common paths of grammaticalization; 8. Syntactic change: the development and change of constructions; 9. Lexical change: how languages get new words and how words change their meaning; 10. Comparison, reconstruction and typology; 11. Causes of language change: internal and external factors.

9781107655829 | £19.99 / US$29.99 PB



Latin American Language, Linguistics El Español de los Estados Unidos Anna Maria Escobar

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

and Kim Potowski

University of Illinois, Chicago

Written in a clear and engaging style, this textbook guides readers through the diversity of Latino communities and the varieties of Spanish they speak. Each chapter contains numerous exercises that help students engage with the linguistic characteristics of Spanish, Spanish-dialect contact, bilingualism, and Spanish communities in the US. • Linguistic concepts are clearly defined, and more complex concepts include detailed examples and exercises • Each chapter contains exercises which help readers to understand and reflect on new material • Chapter exercises direct readers to online resources so they can experience authentic examples • Written in Spanish

2015 246 x 189 mm 370pp 31 b/w illus.  7 maps  126 tables  158 exercises   9781107086340 | £64.99 / US$105.00 HB

A most useful book for students and a major reference work for specialists. The extraordinary level of detail and the depth and thoroughness of coverage will make this book an indispensable work for all interested in the field.” Ricardo Otheguy, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Contents 1. Socio-historical context; 2. Present populations and patterns of Spanish use; 3. Dialectal features of the Spanish of the United States; 4. Speakers and the Spanish of the United States; 5. Spanish in contact with English; 6. Dialect contact; 7. Spanish in public space; 8. Spanish in education; 9. Spanish and identity; 10. Ethnolinguistic vitality: a look to the future.

9781107451179 | £24.99 / US$39.99 PB

Latin American Language, Linguistics



Bilingualism in the Spanish-Speaking World Linguistic and Cognitive Perspectives

Jennifer Austin

Rutgers University, New Jersey

María Blume

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru

and Liliana Sánchez Rutgers University, New Jersey

Bilingualism has given rise to significant changes in Spanish-speaking countries. This book provides an introduction to bilingualism in the Spanishspeaking world, looking at topics such as language contact, bilingual societies, bilingualism in schools, code-switching, language transfer, the emergence of new varieties of Spanish, and language choice. • Examples from languages in the Spanish-speaking world are used to illustrate the effects of language contact and bilingualism • Includes an introduction to essential terminology that appears in research on bilingualism

Austin, Blume, and Sánchez provide a brilliant and comprehensive overview of bilingualism in the Spanishspeaking world. This easily accessible volume serves as an invaluable reference for scholars in related disciplines. A distinguished achievement.” Michael T. Putnam, Pennsylvania State University

• Describes the relationship between various interdisciplinary approaches to bilingualism, as well as some of the terminology and methods used in each field

2015 247 x 174 mm 248pp 18 b/w illus.  3 maps  12 tables   9780521115537 | £60.00 / US$99.00 HB 9780521132978 | £24.99 / US$39.99 PB

Contents Introduction; 1. What does it mean to be bilingual?; 2. Bilingual brains, bilingual minds; 3. Bilingual development and bilingual outcomes; Conclusions.



Morphology 2ND EDITION

Introducing Morphology Rochelle Lieber

University of New Hampshire

A lively introduction to morphology (how words are put together), this textbook is intended for undergraduates with relatively little background in linguistics. This second edition has been thoroughly updated, including new examples and exercises as well as a detailed introduction to using linguistic corpora to find and analyze morphological data. • ‘How-to?’ sections show students how to find data as well as solve problems • ‘Challenge’ boxes promote hands-on learning by students • Exercises at the ends of chapters encourage students to apply material covered in the preceding chapter

… strikes just the right balance between explaining morphology and encouraging the student to discover what it’s about. Its hands-on approach is well suited to getting undergraduates interested in the subject.” S. J. Hannahs, Newcastle University

Cambridge Introductions to Language and Linguistics

2015 247 x 174 mm 255pp 10 b/w illus.  4 tables  

Contents 1. What is morphology?; 2. Words, dictionaries, and the mental lexicon; 3. Lexeme formation: the familiar; 4. Productivity and creativity; 5. Lexeme formation: further afield; 6. Inflection; 7. Typology; 8. Words and sentences: the interface between morphology and syntax; 9. Sounds and shapes: the interface between morphology and phonology; 10. Theoretical challenges.

9781107096240 | £69.99 / US$115.00 HB 9781107480155 | £22.99 / US$39.99 PB

Phonetics and Phonology



Phonology A Coursebook

Robert Kennedy

University of California, Santa Barbara

This accessible textbook provides a comprehensive overview of phonology, and is essential reading for students of linguistics. It contains many exercises that describe how to discover sound patterns in complex linguistic data, beginning with concrete introductory examples and progressing through a series of more complex phonological phenomena. • Fully up to date and incorporates all recent theory • Includes more data sets than comparable books • Text and comment is interspersed between exercises so the book can stand alone as an adoptable main course text in its own right • Further resources are available on an accompanying website

2016 247 x 174 mm 250pp 9781107046887 | £59.99 / US$99.99 HB 9781107624948 | £22.99 / US$34.99 PB

The rich collection of exercises in this book guides the reader through the fundamental notions in phonological theory to advanced levels of analysis.” Patrycja Strycharczuk, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Contents 1. Introduction; 2. Alternation; 3. Alternation with zero; 4. Other kinds of alternation; 5. Phonemic analysis; 6. Natural classes and distinctive features; 7. Rule ordering, opacity, and abstractness; 8. Syllables; 9. Tone; 10. Stress; 11. Prosodic morphology; 12. Advanced theories.



Phonetics and Phonology Phonetics A Coursebook

Rachael-Anne Knight City University London

A problem-based introduction to phonetics, featuring over three hundred integrated exercises to help students discover and practice the subject interactively. It assumes no previous knowledge of phonetics; concepts are introduced gradually and frequent cross-referencing means that students will see how the subject fits together and how later concepts build on earlier ones. • A problem-based introduction to phonetics, with more than three hundred exercises integrated into the text to help the student discover and practice the subject interactively • Assumes no previous knowledge of phonetics and highlights and explains new terms and concepts when they are first introduced • Highlights the differences between speech and writing in Unit One

Engagingly written, this accessible introduction to articulatory phonetics tests the reader’s understanding at every stage with a structured series of questions and exercises. The 20 well-balanced units cover basic theory and the essentials of English phonetics, including intonation. Any student new to phonetics will find this a valuable learning aid.” Jill House, University College London

2012 247 x 174 mm 314pp 115 b/w illus.  9780521732444 | £23.99 / US$39.99 PB

Contents 1. The difference between speech and writing; 2. Consonant voicing; 3. Consonant place of articulation; 4. Consonant manner of articulation; 5. The IPA chart and mid-sagittal sections for consonants; 6. Vowels; 7. Airstream mechanisms; 8. Syllables and stress; 9. Allophonic variations of voice; 10. Allophonic variations of place; 11. Allophonic variations of manner; 12. Allophonic variations of vowels; 13. Allophonic transcription and parametric diagrams; 14. Speech sound variation; 15. Weak forms and elision; 16. Liaison; 17. Assimilation; 18. Broad transcription; 19. Intonation; 20. Functions of intonation.

Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics 3RD EDITION

First Language Acquisition Eve V. Clark

Stanford University, California

How do children learn to talk? They are exposed to language from birth, interacting with knowledgeable speakers who correct errors and offer extensive practice. Clark provides a comprehensive exploration of first language acquisition, from a baby’s first sounds to a child’s growing ability to negotiate, explain and entertain using language. • Offers a breadth of content, covering several course topics, and a friendly writing style, appealing to students and instructors • Author has an international reputation as leading expert on the subject • Includes numerous examples from the author’s personal diary observations and experimental studies • Draws on languages other than English to provide a comparative perspective on the process of language acquisition

2016 247 x 174 mm 500pp 15 b/w illus.  87 tables   9781107143005 | £69.99 / US$110.00 HB


This is the textbook I’ve been looking for: an authoritative, beautifully written survey of the field written by one of the world’s leading experts. It provides phenomenal coverage, ranging from classic issues to the latest state-of-the-art findings, in a well-organized structure that students and instructors alike will appreciate. The theoretical insights and charming examples bring the material to life and remind us of the astonishing significance of children’s achievement.” Susan A. Gelman, Heinz Werner Distinguished University Professor, University of Michigan

1. Acquiring language; Part I. Getting Started: 2. In conversation with children; 3. Starting on language: perception; 4. Early words; 5. Sounds in words: production; 6. Words and meanings; Part II. Constructions and Meanings: 7. First combinations, first constructions; 8. Modulating word meanings; 9. Adding complexity within clauses; 10. Combining clauses: more complex constructions; 11. Constructing words; Part III. Using Language: 12. Honing conversational skills; 13. Doing things with language; 14. Two languages at a time; Part IV. Process in Acquisition: 15. Specialization for language; 16. Acquisition and change.

9781316507605 | £29.99 / US$49.99 PB





Research Methods in Linguistics Research Methods in Linguistics Edited by Robert J. Podesva Stanford University, California

and Devyani Sharma

Queen Mary University of London

A comprehensive guide to conducting research projects in linguistics, this book provides a complete training in data collection, processing, and analysis techniques. Covering the full range of methods used across the field, this student-friendly text is also a helpful reference source for the more experienced researcher and practitioner. • Provides tips on how and where to get started and includes extensive pointers to more specialized resources • Gives specific instruction on the details and potential problems of collecting, processing and analyzing data

Everything you want in a research methods text: wide-ranging, well organized, informative and clearly written, with a good balance of practical guidance and critical reflection. It’s an invaluable resource for research students and those who teach them.” Deborah Cameron, University of Oxford

• Guides the reader through fundamental statistical concepts, from the basics to some of the most advanced techniques for quantitative analysis

2014 247 x 174 mm 544pp 89 b/w illus.  37 tables   9781107014336 | £69.99 / US$115.00 HB 9781107696358 | £26.99 / US$44.99 PB


1. Introduction; Part I. Data Collection: 2. Ethics in linguistic research; 3. Judgment data; 4. Fieldwork for language description; 5. Population samples; 6. Surveys and interviews; 7. Experimental research design; 8. Experimental paradigms in psycholinguistics; 9. Sound recordings: acoustic and articulatory data; 10. Ethnography and recording interaction; 11. Using historical texts; Part II. Data Processing and Statistical Analysis: 12. Transcription; 13. Creating and using corpora; 14. Descriptive statistics; 15. Basic significance testing; 16. Multivariate statistics; Part III. Foundations for Linguistic Data Analysis: 17. Acoustic analysis; 18. Constructing and supporting a linguistic analysis; 19. Modelling in the language sciences; 20. Variation analysis; 21. Discourse analysis; 22. Studying language over time.

Semantics and Pragmatics Pragmatic and Discourse Disorders A Workbook

Louise Cummings

Nottingham Trent University

Written for students of speech-language pathology, this workbook is an invaluable self-learning tool which allows students to test and improve their knowledge of pragmatic and discourse disorders. Includes coverage of disorders which are often overlooked in speechlanguage pathology curricula, but which are essential for students considering a clinical career.

… a wonderful contribution to the field as a resource for teachers and students in speech and language pathology …” Elissa Asp, Saint Mary’s University, Nova Scotia

• 200 short-answer questions and 67 data analysis exercises allow students to test their knowledge • The use of actual linguistic data gives readers an authentic insight into the clinical setting • Covers conditions which are overlooked by other texts

2015 247 x 174 mm 273pp 9781107099203 | £64.99 / US$89.99 HB 9781107491960 | £22.99 / US$39.99 PB

Contents 1. Introduction to pragmatic and discourse disorders; 2. Developmental pragmatic and discourse disorders; 3. Acquired pragmatic and discourse disorders; 4. Mental health and pragmatic and discourse disorders; 5. Pragmatics and discourse in other disorders and populations; Appendix A; Appendix B.





Semantics and Pragmatics 2ND EDITION

Semantics A Coursebook

James R. Hurford University of Edinburgh

The best and most accessible textbook in its field.”

Brendan Heasley

Ain Shams University, Cairo

and Michael B. Smith

Keith Green, Sheffield Hallam University

Oakland University, Michigan

This practical coursebook introduces all the basics of semantics in a simple, step-by-step fashion. Each unit includes short sections of explanation with examples, followed by stimulating practice exercises to complete in the book for introductory courses in linguistics as well as intermediate students. • A unique approach to introducing the topic with short explanatory sections followed by stimulating practice exercises to be completed on the page • Feedback and comment sections in the text allow students to monitor understanding of material whilst new end-of-unit exercises allow instructors to test and reinforce learning • Thoroughly revised, expanded and updated to fit with modern teaching of the subject

2007 247 x 174 mm 361pp 13 b/w illus.  780 exercises  9780521671873 | £23.99 / US$44.99 PB

“An excellent introductory first step. It covers all the main topics which any course on meaning in language will cover, and presents difficult concepts in an easy, accessible way.” Billy Clark, Middlesex University


Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. Basic Ideas in Semantics: Unit 1. About semantics; Unit 2. Sentences, utterances, and propositions; Unit 3. Reference and sense; Part II. From Reference …: Unit 4. Referring expressions; Unit 5. Predicates; Unit 6. Predicates, referring expressions, and universe of discourse; Unit 7. Deixis and definiteness; Unit 8. Words and things. Extensions and prototypes; Part III. … To Sense: Unit 9. Sense properties and stereotypes; Unit 10. Sense relations (1); Unit 11. Sense relations (2); Part IV. Logic: Unit 12. About logic; Unit 13. A notation for simple propositions; Unit 14. Connectives. And and or; Unit 15. More connectives; Part V. Word Meaning: Unit 16. About dictionaries; Unit 17. Meaning postulates; Unit 18. Properties of predicates; Unit 19. Derivation; Unit 20. Participant roles; Part VI. Interpersonal and Non-Literal Meaning: Unit 21. Speech acts; Unit 22. Perlocutions and illocutions; Unit 23. Felicity conditions; Unit 24. Direct and indirect illocutions; Unit 25. Propositions and illocutions; Unit 26. Conversational implicature; Unit 27. Non-literal meaning: idioms, metaphor, and metonymy; Selected references and recommendations for further study; Index.

Sociolinguistics 2ND EDITION

Communication across Cultures Mutual Understanding in a Global World

Heather Bowe

Monash University, Victoria

Kylie Martin

Hokkaido University, Japan

and Howard Manns Monash University, Victoria

Communication across Cultures remains an excellent resource for students of linguistics and related disciplines, including anthropology, sociology and education. It is also a valuable resource for professionals concerned with language and intercultural communication in this global era. • Provides an accessible and interdisciplinary introduction to language and language variation in intercultural communication • Comprehensively updated to incorporate recent research • Reviews and critiques classic concepts such as ‘face’, ‘politeness’ and ‘speech acts’

2014 228 x 152 mm 240pp 9781107685147 | £34.99 / US$59.99 PB


1. Culture, communication and context; Part I. Contextual Felicity across Cultures: 2. Direct and indirect messages; 3. Schema, face and politeness; 4. Speech acts and politeness; Part II. Structure and Contextual Update across Cultures: 5. Conversation across cultures; 6. Positioning the self: role, power and gender; 7. Positioning the other: naming, address and honorifics; 8. Cultural differences in writing; Part III. Professional Communication across Cultures: 9. Translating language and culture; 10. Intercultural communication in the workplace; 11. Successful intercultural communication.





Sociolinguistics Endangered Languages

Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics

An Introduction

Sarah G. Thomason

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

An introduction to the topic of language endangerment, answering questions such as: what is it? How and why does it happen? Wy should we care? The book outlines the causes of language endangerment, explaining what makes a language ‘safe’, and highlighting the danger signs that threaten a minority language. • Uses case studies and a wide variety of examples of situations involving endangered languages • Includes a glossary of technical terms to help readers gain a clear understanding of the concepts involved in language endangerment • Complete with an extensive ‘Sources and further readings’ section at the end of each chapter

2015 247 x 174 mm 242pp 1 map   9780521865739 | £55.00 / US$90.00 HB

This is a superb onevolume, single-author introduction to endangered languages. Full coverage, [an] accessible style, and illuminating examples will make this volume invaluable to novice fieldworkers and wonderfully resonant to veterans.” Nancy C. Dorian, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania

Contents 1. Introduction; 2. Why and how languages become endangered; 3. Sliding into dormancy: social processes and linguistic effects; 4. What a community loses: language loss as cultural loss; 5. What science loses: language loss as a threat to our understanding of human history, human cognition, and the natural world; 6. Field research on endangered languages; 7. Language preservation and revitalization.

9780521684538 | £19.99 / US$34.99 PB

Sociolinguistics 2ND EDITION

Sociolinguistics The Study of Speakers’ Choices

Why do we speak the way we do? What social factors influence our choices of expression? This best-selling introduction to the study of language and society encourages students to ask how and why we select from the vast range of different words, accents, varieties and languages available to us.

To write a great introductory text you have to make a statement about fundamental issues. Here, the notion of choice bridges the gap between micro and macrosociolinguistics and brings both cohesion and edge to the book.”

• Enables students to refer to additional materials by including a list of useful online resources at the end of each chapter

Frans Gregersen, The Lanchart Centre, University of Copenhagen

• Questions for discussion help students to deepen their understanding of the chapter contents

“This is the book I’d [choose] to introduce students to the fast developing field of sociolinguistics, for it combines clear explanations with intriguing examples.”

Florian Coulmas

German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo

• The common theme that connects all chapters (the choice of language or expression), helps facilitate the development of a theoretical understanding of the complex field of sociolinguistics

Bernard Spolsky, Professor Emeritus, Bar-Ilan University

2013 246 x 173 mm 316pp 33 b/w illus. 2 maps 20 tables 9781107675568 | £26.99 / US$44.99 PB 9781107037649 | £69.99 / US$115.00 HB


1. Introduction: notions of language Part I. Micro-choices: 2. Standard and dialect: social stratification as a factor of linguistic choice 3. Gendered speech: sex as a factor of linguistic choice 4. Communicating across generations: age as a factor of linguistic choice 5. Choice and change 6. Politeness: cultural dimensions of linguistic choice Part II. Macro-choices: 7. Code-switching: linguistic choices across language boundaries 8. Diglossia and bilingualism: functional restrictions on language choice 9. Language spread, shift and maintenance: how groups choose their language 10. Language and identity: individual, social, national 11. Language planning: communication demands, public choice, utility 12. Select letters: a major divide 13. The language of choice 14. Research ethics.



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Rudolf Botha

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How Neuroscience Can Make You a Better Writer

University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

David McNeill

Yellowlees Douglas

University of Chicago

and Umberto Ansaldo

Addresses the question: how can we unravel the evolution of language, given that there is no direct evidence about it?

Approaches to the Evolution of Language 2016 228 x 152 mm 265pp 13 b/w illus. 

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Bringing together twenty-five years of research, Why We Gesture offers a radical new perspective on gesture-speech unity. 2015 228 x 152 mm 221pp 118 b/w illus.  11 tables  

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University of Florida

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Drawing upon cutting-edge neuroscience research, this unique writing guide provides easy-to-follow principles for writing effectively and efficiently.

Key Topics in Sociolinguistics

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Anat Stavans

Elly van Gelderen

An Introduction

University of Huddersfield

Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Beit Berl College, Israel

Arizona State University

Andrew Spencer

Clause structure is the most widely-studied phenomenon within syntactic theory. This accessible book synthesizes the most important research findings.

University of Essex

and Michael Haugh Griffith University, Queensland

and Charlotte Hoffmann

This groundbreaking exploration navigates the reader through the fascinating area of politeness.

University of Salford

2013 247 x 174 mm 306pp 25 b/w illus.  4 tables  6 exercises  

9781107031685 | £69.99 / US$110.00 HB 9781107626942 | £24.99 / US$44.99 PB

Using a multidisciplinary approach, this book explores how multilingualism is shaped by a variety of factors.

Key Topics in Sociolinguistics 2015 216 x 138 mm 319pp 19 b/w illus.  4 maps  6 tables  

9781107092990 | £59.99 / US$99.99 HB 9781107471481 | £19.99 / US$34.99 PB

Key Topics in Syntax 2013 216 x 138 mm 252pp 104 b/w illus.  28 tables 

9781107017740 | £64.99 / US$105.00 HB 9781107659810 | £23.99 / US$39.99 PB

and Ana R. Luis Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

The first introduction to clitics, providing a complete summary of their properties and their uses.

Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics 2012 247 x 174 mm 388pp 8 tables  

9780521864282 | £69.99 / US$115.00 HB 9780521682923 | £29.99 / US$49.99 PB

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