What are the best texts about linguistics?

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    #1Linguistics Terms and Concepts

    Linguistics Terms and Concepts
    Linguistics Terms and Concepts by Geoffrey Finch is a useful book that shows us the principal subjects of linguistic. The text is very well organized, which makes it easy to read.



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    Beverly Gonzalez
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Linguistics Terms and Concepts was a pleasant surprise. Geoffrey Finch made the subject interesting, and I particularly liked how the book was organized. It was easy to read, fascinating to understand, and hard to put down."
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    #2The Power of Babel

    The Power of Babel

    The Power of Babel is an entertaining book, written by John McWhorter, that shows us, among other things, the origin of many dialects of the world. It's the perfect choice for those who love the language!


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    Carl George
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I have always been curious as to why people speak different languages. I found a good book on that topic called The Power of Babel. It delves into the history of linguistics."
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    #3The Study of Language

    The Study of Language

    The Study of Language by George Yule is a simple but useful book written for those who want to learn the language. Among other things, its pages show us words, structures, and sounds.



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    Frances Andrews
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "I needed this book for a class I took. The book is well written and easy to understand. Also, very helpful for the class. I highly recommend."
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    #4Syntactic Structures

    Syntactic Structures
    Syntactic Structures by Syntactic Structures by Noam Chomsky is a short book centred in the language theory. It is, for sure, a must read for any linguistic student.
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    Janet Carlson
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "I have recently become quite interested in linguistics and a fellow grad student recommended I start with this book. I can see why. It is very well written, short enough to get through quickly, and packed with interesting information. It has inspired me to learn more about linguistics and I will definitely be holding on to this book, because I'm sure I will be referencing it often."
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    #5The Loom of Language

    The Loom of Language

    The Loom of Language by Frederick Bodmer shows us the history of language and also gives us a useful guide to foreign tongues. It is a helpful tool for those who are interested in language study.


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    Jessica Dean
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Nice guide to understanding the origins of language. Very well reviewed. "
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    #6Metaphors We Live By

    Metaphors We Live By
    George Lakoff's now-classic Metaphors to Live By is a book that aims to explain our understanding of metaphor and other aspects of the perception of language. The book was published in 2003 by University Of Chicago Press.
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    Susan Howell
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This is an interesting text on linguistics. It keeps you engaged the entire time because of thought-provoking questions you want to mull over in your head. "
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    #7An Introduction to Language

    An Introduction to Language

    An Introduction to Language is a complete book that allows people to learn about languages and linguistics. It's a well-organized text, useful for students.

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    Lauren Delgado
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This does not look like a very updated book for learning language. There may be more updated ones that would be more up to date and helpful."
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    #8Essential Introductory Linguistics

    Essential Introductory Linguistics
    Essential Introductory Linguistics by Grover Hudson is the best option for those who start learning linguistics. This textbook also includes useful exercises.


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    Jerry Richards
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This textbook wasn't essential reading for my language classes in college, but it was recommended, and I'm glad it was. More often than not, "Essential Introductory Linguistics" was more useful than my other textbooks as a reference. I kept it on my desk throughout my entire freshman year."

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Best What are the best texts about linguistics
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Linguistics Terms and Concepts Books 19 Paid
2The Power of BabelBooks 11 Paid
3The Study of LanguageBooks 10 Paid
4Syntactic StructuresBooks 7 Paid
5The Loom of LanguageBooks 6 Paid
6Metaphors We Live ByBooks 4 Paid
7An Introduction to LanguageBooks 3 Paid
8Essential Introductory LinguisticsBooks 1 Paid
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