Andrew John Merrison is a senior lecturer in linguistics at York St John University. He has taught at the Universities of Durham, Edinburgh, York, and at Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh. Aileen Bloomer is a Fellow in Linguistics at York St John University. She has also worked in Warwick, Germany, Vietnam and China. Patrick Griffiths (1942-2012) was a professor of English at Beppu University Japan and had previously taught at the University of the South Pacific, the University of York (UK) and York St John University. Christopher J. Hall is Reader in Applied Linguistics at York St John University. He taught previously at the University of the Americas in Puebla, Mexico.
Introduction: Read me! 1. Language, Communication and Semiotics 2. Conversation Analysis 3. Pragmatics 4. Power and Politeness 5. Words 6. Semantics 7. Syntax: Word to Clause 8. Grammar: Clause to Text 9. Phonetics I 10. Phonetics II 11. Phonology 12. Variety in Language 13. Sociolinguistics 14. Psycholinguistics 15. Language Acquisition 16. Multilingualism 17. History of English 18. World Englishes