Have you ever wondered why we say “teeth” rather than “tooths”? Or what we do with our mouths to make a b sound different from a p? Or why do we rarely say what we actually mean? It’s questions like these that intrigue the linguist! Linguistics is concerned with the nature of language and communication. It deals both with studying particular languages and searching for general properties common to all languages or large groups of languages.
Although linguistics is still largely unfamiliar to the educated public, it is a growing and exciting field, with an increasingly important impact on other fields as diverse as psychology, philosophy, education, language teaching, sociology, anthropology, computer science, and artificial intelligence. Thus, a student with an interest in linguistics can choose among several different career paths.
This book is here to help you to have a good start with the basics. Here you’ll learn about basic concepts as well as real-life case studies from which you can learn better and faster. Although there are benefits of studying the best books, this book is written in an easy language. No one is born with all the knowledge required to be a professional in their dream fields. We learn to do many things in a lifetime, and nearly all of them get better with practice, and this book is here to help you with that more.