Other available formats:
Looking for an examination copy?
If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org providing details of the course you are teaching.
This bestselling textbook provides an engaging and user-friendly introduction to the study of language. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, Yule presents information in bite-sized sections, clearly explaining the major concepts in linguistics – from how children learn language to why men and women speak differently, through all the key elements of language. This fifth edition has been revised and updated with new figures and tables, additional topics, and numerous new examples using languages from across the world. To increase student engagement and to foster problem-solving and critical thinking skills, the book includes thirty new tasks. An expanded and revised online study guide provides students with further resources, including answers and tutorials for all tasks, while encouraging lively and proactive learning. This is the most fundamental and easy-to-use introduction to the study of language.Read more
- Easy to follow and simple to understand - a fundamental introduction to language study
- 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
Reviews & endorsements
"… the obvious choice for the beginner language student."
Torill Hestetræet, University of BergenSee more reviews
"… an excellent overview of the central topics in linguistics and how linguists study language."
Daniel W. Hieber, Content Editor, Rosetta Stone
"… a clear and concise introduction to linguistics suitable for beginners."
Jeffrey Gil, Flinders University, Adelaide
"… with updated material for practice and discussion, it will continue to inspire new generations of students."
Stephen Matthews, University of Hong Kong
01st Nov 2014 by Madine
It is a very good and useful book. it is a book which explains about language very clearlySee all reviews
13th Aug 2016 by Marantika1
saya sangat senang menggunakan halaman websit eini dengan ini saya bisa menambah pengalaman saya
10th May 2017 by LinJinYang
nice I want learn something in this book about slips of the brain and slips of the tongue
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Edition: 5th Edition
- Date Published: April 2014
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781107044197
- length: 334 pages
- dimensions: 252 x 192 x 18 mm
- weight: 0.91kg
- contains: 33 b/w illus. 34 colour illus. 3 tables 310 exercises
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
1. The origins of language
2. Animals and human language
3. The sounds of language
4. The sound patterns of language
11. Discourse analysis
12. Language and the brain
13. First language acquisition
14. Second language 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
Welcome to the resources site
Here you will find free-of-charge online materials to accompany this book. The range of materials we provide across our academic and higher education titles are an integral part of the book package whether you are a student, instructor, researcher or professional.
Find resources associated with this titleYour search for '' returned .
Type Name Unlocked * Format Size
*This title has one or more locked files and access is given only to instructors adopting the textbook for their class. We need to enforce this strictly so that solutions are not made available to students. To gain access to locked resources you either need first to sign in or register for an account.
These resources are provided free of charge by Cambridge University Press with permission of the author of the corresponding work, but are subject to copyright. You are permitted to view, print and download these resources for your own personal use only, provided any copyright lines on the resources are not removed or altered in any way. Any other use, including but not limited to distribution of the resources in modified form, or via electronic or other media, is strictly prohibited unless you have permission from the author of the corresponding work and provided you give appropriate acknowledgement of the source.
If you are having problems accessing these resources please email email@example.com
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email firstname.lastname@example.orgRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×