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Language: Structure and Sound, 2021/22, Semester 1
Dr Leendert Plug
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

General reading about language and linguistics

Bauer, L. 2007. The linguistics student's handbook. Edinburgh: EUP.

Bauer, L. & Trudgill, P. 1998. Language myths. London: Penguin.

Crystal, D. 1997.  The Cambridge encyclopedia of language. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Chapter 1 is available as an Online Course Reading. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Genetti, C. ed. 2014. How languages work : an introduction to language and linguistics. Cambridge: CUP.

Pinker, S. 1994. The language instinct. London: Penguin. Chapter 1 is available as an Online Course Reading. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Yule, G. (various editions) The study of language. Cambridge: CUP.

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Core textbooks for this module

McGregor, W. 2009.  Linguistics : An introduction.  London: Continuum.     

Fabb, N. 2005. Sentence structure. 2nd edition. London: Routledge.  

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Further textbooks on phonetics and phonology

Ashby, P. 1995. Speech sounds. London: Routledge.

Collins, B. & I.M. Mees 2008. Practical phonetics and phonology. 2nd edition. London: Routledge.

Davenport, M. & J. Hannahs 2005. Introducing phonetics and phonology. London: Hodder Arnold. 2nd edition. 

Knight, R. 2012. Phonetics : a coursebook. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Ladefoged, P. & Johnson, K. 2015. A course in phonetics. 7th edition. Stamford: Cengage Learning.

McMahon, A. M. S. 2002. An introduction to English phonology. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Ogden, R. 2009. An introduction to English phonetics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 

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Further textbooks on morphology

Bauer, L. 2003. Introducing Linguistic Morphology. 2nd edition. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Katamba, F. 2006. Morphology. 2nd edition. Basingstoke: Macmillan.

Lieber, R. 2009. Introducing morphology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Matthews, P.R. 1974. Morphology : an introduction to the theory of word-structure. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Further textbooks on syntax

Carnie, A. 2013. Syntax: A Generative Introduction 3rd edition. Blackwell.

Larson, R.K. 2010. Grammar as science. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Radford, A. 1988. Transformational grammar : a first course. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Tallerman, M. 2011. Understanding Syntax. 3rd edition. Hodder.

This list was last updated on 08/09/2021