This compact and engagingly elegant text, now in its Second Edition, continues to provide a succinct introduction to Linguistics. The aim of the book is to introduce basic concepts in Linguistics, and to familiarize the students with the fundamentals of modern Linguistics in a clear and simple manner.
Each chapter is expository as well as explanatory with examples. Most of the examples in grammar and semantics are based on the structure of the English Language, but the principles of language study discussed in the text are applicable to any language in general.
WHAT’S NEW TO THIS EDITION
•An exclusive chapter on the Study of Language Variation (Chapter 5) with important terms such as Dialect, Accent and Stylistics.
•More examples given in the grammar section.
•Devotes an entire chapter to a new topic—Supra-sentential Grammar — a must for Linguistics study today.
•Students of Linguistics and postgraduate students of English pursuing courses in Linguistics should find this text highly useful and a handy companion for their study
About the Author
PUSHPINDER SYAL, M.A. (English), M.A. (Linguistics for ELT, Lancaster); Ph.D. (Lancaster), is teaching English and Linguistics at Panjab University, Chandigarh. She earned top positions throughout her academic studies and in her later academic pursuits. She has participated in numerous seminars and conferences, workshops and training courses. Professor Pushpinder Syal has to her credit several research papers and has guided many research students. DHARAM VIR JINDAL, M.A. (English); M.Ed.; PGDTE (CIEFL); Ph.D. (English Phonetics), was formerly with the Postgraduate Department of English, Government College, Ludhiana. Co-author of A Handbook of Pronunciation of English Words (published by Prentice-Hall of India) along with Prof. J. Sethi, he has written several books on English Grammar and Phonetics.