This is a series of brief surveys which both inform the reader about current thinking and act as guides to further enquiry. Each book contains four parts:
Review An up-to-date overview of the area concerned.
Key texts Short readings with study questions.
Further reading - A selection of annotated references.
Glossary Explanations of terms, cross-referenced to the Review.Readership: Teachers and students new to the formal study of language.
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