Written by David Hornsby, who is a current Linguistics lecturer and researcher at the
University of Kent, Linguistics - The Essentials is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added value features like summaries of key books, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam.
The book uses a structure that mirrors many university courses on linguistics - with
separate chapters focusing on linguistic thought, syntax, sound systems, morphology,
semantics, pragmatics, language acquisition, and much more.