English Words: A Linguistic Introduction is a comprehensive and accessible
introduction to the study of English words from a theoretically informed
- accessibly written to give students a command of basic theory, skills in
analyzing English words, and the foundation needed for more advanced study
in linguistic theory or lexicology.
- covers basic introductory material and investigates the structure of
- introduces students to the technical study of words from relevant areas
of linguistics: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, historical
linguistics and psycholinguistics.
"A very special book that captures, at an introductory level, the variety
of things linguists find fascinating about the history and structure of
English." -- Will Leben, Stanford University