This eighth edition continues to be an essential introduction to the study of human language. It provides an overview of the key areas of linguistics from an Australian perspective, and has been extensively updated and revised to reflect recent discoveries and new understandings in linguistics and language. This classic text is suitable for students in fields as diverse as linguistics, computer science, English, communication studies, anthropology, foreign language teaching and speech pathology.
A textbook, written for introductory courses in linguistic theory for undergraduate linguistics majors and first-year graduate students, by twelve major figures in the field. Covers morphology, syntax, semantics,phonetics, phonology, and language acquisition. Discusses the underlying principles common to all languages, and shows how these are revealed in language acquisition and in the specific grammars of the world's languages.
This popular introduction to the subject of language is succinct, clear, accurate and fun to read. Suitable for beginning students of linguistics, language education and anthropology. Written by more than 60 experts from around the world, the conversational style reflects its origin as a series of five-minute radio broadcasts.   


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Contains entries on the meaning and origin of a vast range of words and expressions, from everyday English phrases to Latin tags.
The 21st Century Edition of the Collins English Dictionary provides comprehensive, wide-ranging, and up-to-date coverage of today's English.
Contains more than 900,000 entries and translations including thousands of contemporary technical business and political terms.
An authoritative and up-to-date source of information about the English language. With contributions from more than 130 experts worldwide, the language is viewed from an international perspective, covering Cockney to Creole, Aboriginal English to South Asian English.
The essential guide to the languages of the world, comprehensively detailing more than 400 languages in a clear A-Z style.
This revised and updated fifth edition incorporates new words or senses that have developed in linguistics during the past 5 years, based on recommendations from a team of experts.
The unabridged content of the highly regarded 1989 Iðunn Íslensk-ensk orðabók (Concise Icelandic-English Dictionary), updated and expanded by one of the original editors, and incorporating the rich set of morphological data developed by Dictionary of the University of Iceland.
A pronouncing and translating dictionary of modern Norwegian (Bokmål and Nynorsk) with a historical and grammatical introduction
The meaning, history and pronunciation of over 500,000 words, both present and past, from across the English-speaking world. Includes the usage of words, etymological analysis, and variant spellings. Shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet.


Provides uniquely comprehensive and authoritative information on all aspects of sociolinguistics.
A comprehensive and authoritative source of information about any particular aspect of linguistics or its applications.
Fully revised and updated, the second edition of the International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, first published in 2001, offers a source of social and behavioral sciences reference material that is broader and deeper than any other. Comprises over 3,900 articles, commissioned by 71 Section Editors, and includes 90,000 bibliographic references as well as comprehensive name and subject indexes.
Guide to the work of figures who have played an important role in the development of ideas about language. Includes over eighty entries on individual thinkers in the Western tradition, ranging from antiquity to the present day, chosen because of their impact on the description or theory of language.


A professional journal for teachers of English to speakers of other languages. Comprises peer-reviewed articles from TESOL practitioners and academics as well as a section on classroom practice and reviews of TESOL resources.
Provides articles, research papers, lessons plans, and classroom handouts and links for ESL/EFL teachers.
An annual refereed publication which aims to bring research on the varieties of English spoken in New Zealand to a wider audience. As well as articles describing facets of New Zealand varieties of English, it presents research reports, bibliographical lists, summaries of other discussions relevant to its subject matter.
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This semi annual multidisciplinary peer reviewed journal contains academic research articles, book reviews, essays and short stories. Topics include economic development, business, government and politics, religion, culture, music, and media. Contributors are from New Zealand and abroad. Published by the New Zealand Asian Studies Society (NZASIA), the main professional organisation of tertiary Asian Studies scholars in New Zealand.


A reference work cataloguing all of the world’s known living languages; it also includes lists of dictionaries, grammars, thesauri and endangered languages. The Research section has articles reflecting current linguistic research and more specialised applications.
The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF) has provided reference lists for researchers and teachers throughout the world. These lists are created by members of the English Language Research Community.
Language Science Press publishes high quality, peer-reviewed open-access online books in linguistics. All publications are free for both authors and readers. General Editors are Stefan Müller (FU Berlin) and Martin Haspelmath (MPI for the Science of Human History). They are supported by a high-profile Advisory Board.
Searchable database of linguistic terminology updated with new terms in the areas of Generative Grammar (Minimalism) and Phonetics. Includes bibliography. Provided by the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics at the Utrecht University.
Provides terms used in linguistics, language studies, language teaching and SLA research and is based on V.J. Cook (1997), Inside Language and Arnold & V.J. Cook (2004) The English Writing System.
5th edition of 'A Course in Phonetics'.
An annual volume of articles by Postgraduate Diploma in Second Language Teaching students and MA Applied Linguistics students in the Department of General and Applied Linguistics at the University of Waikato; also included are articles by students in the undergraduate papers Introduction to Applied Linguistics and An Introduction to Skills-Based Second Language Teaching and Learning.
Data and the texts on the structural (phonological, grammatical, lexical) properties of languages from the World Atlas of Language Structures, published in 2005 by Oxford University Press.