This overview of the key areas in linguistics is designed as an introductory text for those following university courses in the field. It includes chapters on phonetics and phonology, transformational-generative grammar, discourse, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, language teaching and testing, lexicography, and computers in applied linguistics.
R.R.K. HARTMANN is Director of the MA/Diploma Course in Applied Linguistics and Reader in Applied Linguistics at the Department of Linguistics, University of Exeter. He is a co-author of a Dictionary of Language and Linguistics (1972), editor of several lexicographical books, founding Secretary and former President of EURALEX, as well as editorial adviser to all the major lexicographical periodicals and series in Europe.