This introduction to linguistics for the absolute beginner focuses on the core topics of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. Theoretically-neutral, each essential topic is covered in depth and the author's engaging style encourages interaction from students by using regular short questions to check comprehension.
Symbols and Abbreviations
The Chart of the International Phonetic Association
Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B: Languages Mentioned
Appendix C: Answers to Questions
Appendix D: Questions for Discussion and Assignments