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Query:   Introductory Linguistics Texts in English
Author:  Regina Morin
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   General Linguistics

Summary:   Below is a summary of responses I received to my query regarding
Introduction to Linguistics texts, written in English, that use European
language data. Thanks to all who responded.

Martin Weisser, of the Chemnitz University of Technology kindly sent the
following link,, to his
online materials, which he designed to be teacher moderated course
materials, but hopes to revise and turn into a book.

Elizabeth A. Martinez-Gibson, from the College of Charleston Department of
Hispanic Studies, suggested a text called Language Files, which does use
European languages data. It is from the Ohio State press.

Madalena Cruz-Ferreira wrote the following book, which she has used for
absolute beginner classes at university. It has European and other language

Cruz-Ferreira, M. and S.A. Abraham (2006). The language of language. Core
concepts in linguistic analysis. Singapore, Prentice Hall/Pearson Education
There is also a companion website, with lecture slides and more activities,

Laura Callahan, from the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
City College, CUNY, sent three references:
1. Contemporary Linguistics. An Introduction. O'Grady, Dobrovolsky, and
2. The Study of Language. George Yule.
3. An Introduction to Language. Fromkin, Rodman, and Hyams.

LL Issue: 20.734
Date Posted: 08-Mar-2009
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