The second edition of this best-selling textbook has been fully revised and updated with entirely new chapters on Phonology and Sociolinguistics, two separate chapters on syntax and grammar, completely rewritten chapters on Multilingualism, Psycholinguistics and World Englishes, and a greater focus on corpus linguistics.
Introducing Language in Use:
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This is an essential coursebook for all introductory courses in English language, communication and linguistics.
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Andrew John Merrison is a senior lecturer in linguistics at York St John University. He has taught at the Universities of Durham, Edinburgh, York, and at Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh.
Aileen Bloomer is a Fellow in Linguistics at York St John University. She has also worked in Warwick, Germany, Vietnam and China.
Patrick Griffiths (1942-2012) was a professor of English at Beppu University Japan and had previously taught at the University of the South Pacific, the University of York (UK) and York St John University.
Christopher J. Hall is Reader in Applied Linguistics at York St John University. He taught previously at the University of the Americas in Puebla, Mexico.
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