Linguistics, Second Edition

An Introduction to Language and Communication

By Adrian Akmajian, Richard A. Demers and Robert M. Harnish





Out of Print ISBN: 9780262010788 pp. |


Out of Print ISBN: 9780262510295 pp. |


  • The second edition is more than a cosmetic revision of the first edition. The presentation is accessible and appealing, over a broad range of topics. Though the level is introductory, the text conveys a sense of why the study of language can be a serious and intellectually rewarding enterprise.

    James Harris

    Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, MIT

  • If this is all the linguistics a student ever sees, he will have been well served, and if he goes on to further study, the groundwork will have been thoroughly laid.

    Moira Yip

    Brandeis University