An Introduction to Language continues to be instrumental in introducing students to the fascinating study of human language. Engaging and clearly written, it provides an overview of the key areas of linguistics from an Australian perspective. Chapters in this seventh edition have been extensively updated and revised to reflect recent discoveries and new understandings in linguistics and language. Additional exercises at the end of chapters and a companion website help readers to test their comprehension of the material and practice their skills. This classic text is suitable for students in fields as diverse as linguistics, computer science, English, communication studies, anthropology, foreign language teaching and speech pathology.