Part I: The Nature of Human Language. Introduction: Brain and Language.
Part II: Grammatical Aspects of Language. 1: Morphology: The Words of Language. 2: Syntax: The Sentence Patterns of Language. 3: The Meaning of Language. 4: Phonetics: The Sounds of Language. 5: Phonology: The Sound Patterns of Language.
Part III: The Biology and Psychology of Language. 6: What is Language? 7: Language Acquisition. 8: Language Processing: Humans and Computers.
Part IV: Language and Society. 9: Language in Society. 10: Language Change: The Syllables of Time. 11: Writing: the ABCs of Language. Glossary.