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Introducing Linguistics

A brilliantly accessible guide to our most defining faculty as humans: language. Linguistics: A Graphic Guide combines iconic text and images to take us into the fascinating story told by our words. It covers the history of the field from its ancient origins to the most significant and recent advances. It also includes the work of the towering American linguists, such as Chomsky, who were at the centre of the incredible modern blossoming of linguistics.
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About the Author

RL Trask was a professor of Linguistics at the University of Sussex. A hugely acclaimed specialist in historical linguistics, his work on the Basque language made him among the world' s foremost authorities on the subject. He died in 2004. Bill Mayblin trained as a graphic designer at the Royal College of Art in London. He is also the illustrator for Logic, Derrida and Empiricism.

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