'Key Terms in Linguistics' explains all of the terms which students of linguistics and English language are likely to encounter during their undergraduate study. The book is organised according to the modules under which linguistics is studied, starting with explanations of the terms associated with phonetics, phonology, semantics, syntax and morphology. The book also looks at specialised option courses, taken in later years of study, including sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, corpus linguistics and discourse analysis. The final section, Schools of Linguistics, outlines the major frameworks within which linguistics is studied and the linguists associated with each of them.
The book also points readers towards further publications for more extensive exposition. Accessibly written, with complicated terms and concepts explained in an easy to understand way, 'Key Terms in Linguistics' is an essential resource for students of linguistics.