An Introduction to Language provides an overview of the key areas of linguistics from an Australian perspective. Chapters in this sixth 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 new companion website help readers to test their comprehension of the material in the text. This text is suitable for students in fields as diverse as linguistics, computer science, English, communication studies, anthropology, foreign language teaching and speech pathology. 6th ed.