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- ISBN: 9780312450182 | 0312450184
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 12/27/2007
Languageoffers a broad selection of groundbreaking historical studies and up-to-the-minute research for introductory courses in linguistics. Classic readings have been retained and updated to provide an authoritative, timely survey of the essential issues of language study. New articles introduce areas of debate on language variation; issues of language, culture and gender; global varieties of English; and language extinction. This solid collection introduces students to the foundations of the field and offers extensive resources for further study.