The revised edition of this compact and student-friendly text continues to cover in a single volume the diverse aspects of Linguistics, such as phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics, historical linguistics, and language families. It also deals, in detail, with Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, and Stylistics. Written in a clear and easy-to-understand style, this book is thoroughly practical and should be of great help to students in understanding the basic concepts with ease.
This revised edition incorporates a new chapter on Cognitive Linguistics, an interdisciplinary branch which explains the mental processes involving language acquisition, storage, comprehension of speech, production of speech and writing.
The book is intended as a text for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students [BA (Hons.) and MA] of English, and undergraduate and postgraduate students [BA (Hons.) and MA] of Linguistics. In addition, this book would be of great help to all those who wish to have a general knowledge of English linguistics.