Contemporary Linguistics provides the most comprehensive introductory linguistics coverage available today. Its lucid and direct writing style makes even complex concepts easy to grasp, while the extensive apparatus helps students master the course material. o Offers integrated and comprehensive coverage of linguistics written by experts in the field - from phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics to cross-curricular topics such as sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics - and prepares students for further work in linguistics. o Includes a new chapter on Native American languages and thoroughly revised chapters on sociolinguistics and computational linguistics. o Provides extensive support for students in the form of chapter objectives and summaries, key terms and concepts, recommended readings, and questions that test and reinforce material presented in the chapter.