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A list of key readings about Linguistics.
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References

Texts cited in the Linguistics article.

  • Aitchison J (2003) Teach Yourself Linguistics. London: Hodder. 6th edition. ISBN 0-07-142982-4.
  • Anderson SR (1985) Phonology in the Twentieth Century. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Bishop DVM (2006) 'What Causes Specific Language Impairment in Children?' Current Directions in Psychological Science 15(5): 217-221.
  • Castagnaro PJ (2006) 'The Audiolingual Method and Behaviorism: From Misunderstanding to Myth.' Applied Linguistics 27(3): 519-526.
  • Chomsky N (1957) Syntactic Structures. The Hague: Mouton. ISBN 3110172798.
  • Chomsky N (1959) 'A review of B.F. Skinner's Verbal Behavior.' Language 35(1): 26-58.
  • Chomsky N (1966) Cartesian Linguistics: a Chapter in the History of Rationalist Thought. New York: Harper & Row. Reprinted (2003) with a new introduction by James McGilvray. Christchurch: Cybereditions. ISBN 187727545X.
  • Chomsky N, Halle M (1968) The Sound Pattern of English. New York: Harper & Row.
  • Cook VJ (2002) Portraits of the L2 User. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.
  • Grunwell P (1997) Natural phonology. In Ball MJ and Kent RD (eds) The New Phonologies: Developments in Clinical Linguistics. San Diego: Singular. pp.35-75.
  • Pinker S (1994) The Language Instinct. New York: William Morrow & Company. ISBN 0-06-095833-2 (Harper Perennial Modern Classics reprint, 2000).
  • Greenberg JH (1966) Some universals of grammar with particular reference to the order of meaningful elements. In Greenberg JH (ed.) Universals of Grammar. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. pp.73-113. 2nd edition.
  • Hockett CF (1960) 'The origin of speech.' Scientific American 203: 88-96.
  • Pinker S (1999) How the Mind Works. New York: Norton.
  • Scovel T (1997) Psycholinguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Skinner BF (1957). Verbal Behavior. New York : Appleton-Century-Crofts.
  • Wei L (2007) 'A user-friendly linguistics.' International Journal of Applied Linguistics 17: 117.

Further Reading

Popular Reading

Introductory texts

Texts for students, teachers and general readers.

  • Aitchison J (2003) Teach Yourself Linguistics. London: Hodder. 6th edition. ISBN 0-07-142982-4.
  • Aitchison J (2007) The Articulate Mammal: an Introduction to Psycholinguistics. London: Routledge. 5th edition. ISBN 0415420229.
  • Crystal D (2007) How Language Works: How Babies Babble, Words Change Meaning and Languages Live or Die. London: Penguin. ISBN 9780141015521.
  • Hudson G (2000) Essential Introductory Linguistics. Oxford: Blackwell. ISBN 0631203044. Especially suitable for undergraduate study.
  • Lightbown P & Spada N (2003) How Languages Are Learned. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 3rd edition. ISBN 0194422240. Especially suitable for language teachers.
  • Pinker S (1994) The Language Instinct. New York: William Morrow & Company. ISBN 0060958332 [2000 Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition]. Best-selling book on language acquisition and linguistics, arguing from a strongly 'nativist' perspective.
  • Trask RL (2004) Language: the Basics. London: Routledge. ISBN 0415340195.

Questions about language and linguistics

Frequently asked questions and discussions of popular misconceptions about language.

  • Bauer L & Trudgill P (eds) (1998) Language Myths. London: Penguin. ISBN 0140260234.
  • Napoli DJ (2003) Language Matters: A Guide to Everyday Questions About Language. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195160487.
  • Parkvall M (2006) Limits of Language. London: Battlebridge. ISBN 1903292042.
  • Rickerson EM & Hilton B (eds) The 5-Minute Linguist: Bite-Sized Essays on Language and Languages. London: Equinox. ISBN 184553199X.

Classic Works

Some of the most influential books, chapters and articles in modern linguistics.

  • Bloomfield L (1993) Language. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston. ISBN 8120811968 [1995 New Ed edition]; ISBN 0226060675 [1994 University of Chicago Press edition].
  • Chomsky N (1957) Syntactic Structures. The Hague: Mouton. ISBN 3110172798.
  • Chomsky N (1959) 'A review of B.F. Skinner's Verbal Behavior.' Language 35(1): 26-58.
  • Chomsky N (1965). Aspects of the Theory of Syntax. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. ISBN 0262530074.
  • Chomsky N (1966) Cartesian Linguistics: a Chapter in the History of Rationalist Thought. New York: Harper & Row. Reprinted (2003) with a new introduction by James McGilvray. Christchurch: Cybereditions. ISBN 187727545X.
  • Deacon T (1998) The Symbolic Species. London: Penguin. ISBN 0393317544.
  • Pinker S (1994) The Language Instinct. New York: William Morrow & Company. ISBN 0060958332 [2000 Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition]. Best-selling book on language acquisition and linguistics, arguing from a strongly 'nativist' perspective.
  • Pinker S (1999) Words and Rules. London: Phoenix. ISBN 0753810255. A detailed discussion of the relationship between language and the mind, illustrated by a focus on irregular verbs.
  • Sapir E (1921) Language. New York: Harcourt Brace. ISBN 1406820571 [2006 Echo Library edition]; ISBN 0486437442 [2004 Dover Publications edition].
  • de Saussure, F (1916) Cours de linguistique générale. Reprinted and translated from the original as de Saussure F, Bouquet S (ed.) & Engler R (ed.) (2006) Writings in General Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 019926144X.
  • Greenberg JH (1966) Some universals of grammar with particular reference to the order of meaningful elements. In Greenberg JH (ed.) Universals of Grammar. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. pp.73-113. 2nd edition.
  • Hockett CF (1960) 'The origin of speech.' Scientific American 203: 88-96.

Other References

  • Aronoff M & Rees-Miller J (eds) (2003) The Handbook of Linguistics. Blackwell Publishers. ISBN 1-4051-0252-7.
  • Asher R (ed.) (1993) Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. Oxford: Pergamon Press.
  • Bright W (ed.) (1992) International Encyclopedia of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Brown KR (Ed.) (2005) Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics Elsevier. 2nd edition.
  • Bussmann H (1996) Routledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics. London: Routledge (translated from German).
  • Crystal D
    • (1987) The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    • (1991) A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. Oxford: Blackwell. ISBN 0-631-17871-6.
    • (1992) An Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Language and Languages. Oxford: Blackwell.
  • Frawley W (ed.) (2003) International Encyclopedia of Linguistics Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Malmkjaer K (1991) The Linguistics Encyclopaedia. London: Routledge (SBN 0-415-22210-9.
  • Taylor JR (2003) Cognitive Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-870033-4.
  • Trask RL
    • (1993) A Dictionary of Grammatical Terms in Linguistics. London: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-08628-0.
    • (1996) Dictionary of Phonetics and Phonology. London: Routledge.
    • (1997) A student's dictionary of language and linguistics. London: Arnold.
    • (1999) Key Concepts in Language and Linguistics. London: Routledge.