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For the Love of Language

An Introduction to Linguistics


Kate Burridge, Monash University, Victoria, Tonya N. Stebbins, La Trobe University, Victoria


For the Love of Language: An Introduction to Linguistics is an engaging introduction to human language and the role of linguistics in understanding its fundamental design, acquisition and functions. Replete with case studies and examples from Australia, New Zealand and around the world, this text offers a thorough introduction to core topics, including the structure and meaning of words, the systems that organise language, strategies for learning about language, the evolution of language and the function of language as a…

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Key features

  • Contains comprehensive coverage of introductory linguistics topics, making it suitable for semester-long, or year-long linguistics subjects
  • A companion website includes additional questions and research projects, answer guides, links to online resources, revision tools and extension materials; instructor materials include PowerPoint slides and quizzes
  • Written by authors with extensive academic experience in the field of linguistics

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