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The Study of Language

Coming soon in November 2022


George Yule, University of Hawaii, Manoa


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 and all the key elements of language. This eighth edition has been revised and updated throughout, with major changes in the chapters on Origins, Phonetics, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, First and Second Language Acquisition and Culture. There are forty new study questions and over sixty…

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Key features

  • Revised and updated throughout, students benefit from up-to-date developments in the field and gain confidence through new questions and tasks
  • Easy to follow and simple to understand - a concise and fundamental introduction to language study
  • Provides students with a vocabulary for talking about language and a solid knowledge of how English works
  • Presents the major concepts in language study in short, bite-sized sections, assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, allowing flexibility in teaching

About the book

  • Subjects English Language and Linguistics: General Interest,Language and Linguistics
  • Format: Paperback
    • Expected publication date: 10 November 2022
    • ISBN: 9781009233408
    • Dimensions (mm): 246 x 189 mm
    • Weight: 0.89kg
    • Page extent: 404 pages
    • Availability: Not yet published - available from
  • Format: Hardback
    • Expected publication date: 15 December 2022
    • ISBN: 9781009233415
    • Dimensions (mm): 246 x 189 mm
    • Weight: 1.03kg
    • Page extent: 404 pages
    • Availability: Not yet published - available from
  • Format: Digital
    • Expected publication date: 06 November 2022
    • ISBN: 9781009233446