How to Study Linguistics

A Guide to Understanding Language

  • Authors
  • Geoffrey Finch

Part of the Palgrave Study Guides:Literature book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Geoffrey Finch
    Pages 1-11
  3. Geoffrey Finch
    Pages 12-45
  4. Geoffrey Finch
    Pages 46-83
  5. Geoffrey Finch
    Pages 84-126
  6. Geoffrey Finch
    Pages 127-165
  7. Geoffrey Finch
    Pages 166-218
  8. Geoffrey Finch
    Pages 219-226
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 227-249

About this book


If you are new to linguistics as a subject and beginning a course at undergraduate or sixth-form level, How to Study Linguistics is the ideal introduction and companion to your studies.

· Covers all the core areas of linguistic study, with chapters discussing strategies for studying phonology, syntax and semantics
· Explores other branches of linguistics such as sociolinguistics, stylistics, and psycholinguistics
· Includes a chapter on writing linguistics essays and a detailed glossary to aid learning and revision
· Second edition includes new material designed to help the more advanced reader

How to Study Linguistics is both a guide to current ideas about linguistics and a refreshingly practical text book. It will not only develop your skills as a language student, but will also make an often complex and daunting subject easy to understand, and a pleasure to study.


exceptionallangling linguistics psycholinguistics semantics sociolinguistics Syntax

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