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Australian English Pronunciation and Transcription, 2nd Edition

Felicity Cox, Janet Fletcher


AUD $ 91.95 / NZD $ 99.95

Australian English Pronunciation and Transcription is the first textbook to clearly describe Australian English speech patterns. Now in its second edition, this ground-breaking work addresses speech production characteristics and provides detailed instruction in both phonetic and phonemic transcription of the dialect. Each chapter features practical exercises to allow readers to develop skills and test their knowledge as they progress through the text.

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The Study of Language, 7th Edition

George Yule


AUD $ 49.95 / NZD $ 53.95

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 seventh edition has been revised and updated throughout, with substantial changes to the chapters on phonetics and semantics, and forty new study questions.

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For the Love of Language, 2nd Edition

Kate Burridge, Tonya N. Stebbins


AUD $ 114.95 / NZD $ 124.95

For the Love of Language: An Introduction to Linguistics is a comprehensive and 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 complex social resource.

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How Languages Work, 2nd Edition

Carol Genetti


AUD $ 78.95 / NZD $ 85.95

Language is a sophisticated tool which we use to communicate in a multitude of ways. Updated and expanded in its second edition, this book introduces language and linguistics - presenting language in all its amazing complexity while systematically guiding you through the basics. 

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The Cambridge Dictionary of Linguistics

Keith Brown, Jim Miller


AUD $ 52.95 / NZD $ 57.95

The Cambridge Dictionary of Linguistics provides concise and clear definitions of all the terms any undergraduate or graduate student is likely to encounter in the study of linguistics and English language or in other degrees involving linguistics, such as modern languages, media studies and translation.

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Ratree Wayland


AUD $ 45.95 / NZD $ 49.95

This book offers the most comprehensive and accessible coverage of the three areas of phonetics: articulatory, acoustic, and auditory or speech perception. Students without a linguistics background can be daunted by phonetics, so clear language is used to define linguistics and phonetics concepts with examples and illustrations to ensure understanding.

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Lexical-Functional Grammar

Kersti Börjars, Rachel Nordlinger, Louisa Sadler


AUD $ 45.95 / NZD $ 49.95

A clear introduction to lexical-functional grammar (LFG), this outstanding textbook sets out a formal approach to the study of language using a step-by-step approach and rich language data. Data from English and a range of other languages is used to illustrate the main concepts, allowing those students not accustomed to working with cross-linguistic data to familiarize themselves with the theory, while also enabling those interested in how the theory can account for more challenging data sets to extend their learning.

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Linguistics and English Literature

H. D. Adamson


AUD $ 39.95 / NZD $ 43.95

Concise and engaging, this textbook introduces stylistics, the application of linguistics to literary analysis. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, H. D. Adamson discusses linguistics before addressing its application to literature, enabling students to become knowledgeable in both fields. Targeted specifically at undergraduate literature students, the book covers a wide range of topics in linguistics and literary criticism, as well as a variety of literary genres and popular culture, from poems and contemporary literature to comic book art and advertising.

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Prosodic Patterns in English Conversation

Nigel G. Ward


AUD $ 41.95 / NZD $ 45.95

Language is more than words: it includes the prosodic features and patterns that we use, subconsciously, to frame meanings and achieve our goals in our interaction with others. Here, Nigel G. Ward explains how we do this, going beyond intonation to show how pitch, timing, intensity and voicing properties combine to form meaningful temporal configurations: prosodic constructions. Bringing together new findings and hitherto-scattered observations from phonetic and pragmatic studies, this book describes over twenty common prosodic patterns in English conversation.

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