by Jean Aitchinson
- an accessible introduction to psycholinguistics which explores such questions as why language is restricted to humans, whether there is biological evidence for innate language activity, how children learn language, and how we understand, plan and produce language.
by Peter Trudgill
- a good introduction to sociolinguisitics for non-specialists.
by Suzanne Romaine
- a clear, lively, and accessible introduction to the field of sociolinguistics, emphasizing the constant interaction between society and language.
by Marina Yaguello
- an entertaining but rigorous introduction to language and linguistics for non-specialists and students alike. The author shows that we can come to an understanding of language in general and of particular languages through exploring the devices of humour, word-games, and poetry.
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