Foreign Language Teaching &Research Press is to be congratulated on its initaiative in making these publications in linguistics available to foreign language teachers and postgraduate students of linguistics in China.

The books are a representative selection of up-to-date writings on the most important branches of linguistic studies, by scholars who are recognized as leading authorities in their fields.

The availability of such a broad range of materials in linguistics will greatly help individual teachers and students to build up their own knowledge and understanding of the subject.

At the same time, it will also contribute to the development of linguistics as a discipline in Chinese universities and colleges, helping to overcome the divisions into "English linguistics", "Chinese linguistics" and so on which hinder the progress of linguistics as a unified science.

The series is to be highly commended for what it offers to all those wanting to gai insight into the nature of language, whether from a theoretical point of view of in application to their professional activities as language teachers.

It is being launched at a time when there are increasing opportunities in Cina for pursuing linguisitc studies, and I am confident that it will succeed in meeting these new requirements.


A Course in Language Teaching: Practice and Theory》

Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching》

Assessment and Testing: A Survey of Research》

Chomsky: Ideas and Ideals》

Corpus Linguistics》

Discourse Analysis》

English as a Global Language》

English Phonetics and Phonology: A Practical Course》

Expression and Meaning: Studies in the Theory of Speech Acts》


Interfaces Between Second Language Acquistition and Language Testing Research》

Language Test Construction and Evaluation》

Linguistics: An Introduction》

Linguistic Semantics:An Introduction》


Optimality Theory》

New horizons in the Study of Language and Mind》


Principles of Course Design for Language Teaching》


Speech Acts: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language》

Statistics in Language Studies》

Syntax: A Minimalist Introduction》

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language》

The Morphology of Chinese: A Linguistic and Cognitive Approach》

The Study of Language》

Tone Sandhi: Patterns across Chinese Dialects》

Transformational Grammar: A First Course》

Vocabulary, Semantics and Language Education》


A Linguistic Guide to English Poetry》

A Short History of Linguistics》

An Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics》

An Introduction to Corpus Linguistics》

An Introduction to foreign Language Learning and Teaching》

An Introtuction to Second Language Acquistion Research》

Cohesion in English》

Errors in Language Learning and Use: Exploring Error Analysis》

General Linguistics》

How to Teach English》

Language: An Introduction to the Study of Speech》

Linguistic theory: The Discourse of Fundamental Works》

Longman Dictionary of Language Teaching & Applied Linguistics》

Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English》

Principles of Language Learning and Teaching》

Strategies in Learning and Using a Second Language》

Studies in the Way of Words》

Style in Fiction: A Linguistic Introduction to English Fictional Prose》

Teaching by Principles: An Interactive Approach to Language Pedagogy》

Translation and Translating: Theory and Practice》

Using Corpora for Language Research》

Writing English Language Tests》


An Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology》

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics》

Anthropological Linguistics: An Introduction》

Chomsky's Universal Grammar: An Introduction》

Encyclopedic Dictionary of Applied Linguistics: A Handbook for Language Teaching》

Intercultural Communication: A Discourse Approach》

Pragmatics: An Introduction》

Relevance: Communication and Cognition》


The Handbook of Contemporary Semantic theory》

The Handbook of Contemporary Syntactic Theory》

The Handbook of Linguistics》

The Handbook of Sociolinguistics》

The Sociolinguistics of Language》



An Introduction to Linguistics》

From Old English to Standard English》

Linguistics and Second Language Acquistition》
The book is firmly based upon lingusitic description, with commentaries whichform a series of case studies demonstrating th evidence for langusge change at every level - handwriting, spelling, punctuation, vocabulary, grammar and meaning.

This practical and informative course book is a fascination, visual volume which leads the student through the development of the language from old English, through Middle and Early Modern English to the establishment of Standard English in the eighteenth century.

At the core of this substantially expanded second edition lies a series of nearly 200 historical texts, of which more than half are reproduced in facsimile, and which illustrate the progressive changes in the language.



A History of the English Language》

An Introduction to Discourse Ananlysis: Theory and Method》

Child Language》

Dictionary of Lexicography》

Historical Linguistics:An Introduction》

In Other Words: A Coursebook on Translation》

Routledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics》

Patterns in Language: Stylistics for Students of Language and Literature》


Stylistics: A Practical Coursebook》

In Pragmatics, the study of meaning derived from context, Jean Stilwell Peccei offers a practical introduction to this core area of linguistics.

·encourages the reader to look at different levels of meaning within sentences
·provides a basic understadnding of key pragmatic concepts such as sentence and utterance
·introduces two highly influential approaches to pragmatics: the co-operative principle and speech act theory
·encourages the reader to apply asic analytical tools to real data, e.g. advertisting language, children's conversations



An Introduction to Functional Grammar》

International English》

Introducing Functional Grammar》

Introducing Transformational Grammar: From Principles and Parameters to Minimalism》

Gimson's Pronunciation of English》

Historical Linguistics》

Language as Social Semiotic: The Social Interpretation of Language and Meaning》

Projects in Linguistics: A Practical Guide to Researching Language》

Research Methods for English Language Teachers》

Second Language Learning and Language Teaching》

The Functional Analysis of English: A Hallidayan approach》
Understangding Phonology》
Understangding Pragmatics》



Knowledge of Language: Its Nature, Origin, and Use》
'This is an excellent contribution to the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind...the best available introduction to Chomsky'scurrent ideas on syntax made accessible to the non-specialist.'

Julius M. Moravcxik, Standford University
'Why do we know so much more than we have evidence for in certain areas, and so much less in others? In tacking these question - Plato's problem and Orwell's problem - Chomsky again demonstrates his unequalled capacity to integrate vast amounts of material... a clear introduction to current thinking on grammatical theory.'

David W. Lightfoot, University of Maryland



How to Do things with Words》

Linguistic Categorization: Prototypes in Linguistic Theory》

Modern Lexicography:An Introduction》

This book explores the far-reaching implications of Eleanor Rosch's seminal work on categoriation and prototype theory, extending theapplication of prototype theory from lexical semantics to morphology, syntax, and phonology.

It provides a readable and clearly articulated introduction to the field of Cognitive Linguistics.

For the second edition John Taylor has added a further chapter which updates the book, particularly in its treatment of lexical semantics.




Course in General Linguistics》
The Course in General Linguistics not only laid the foundations of modern linguistic theory, but also established at the same time a general science of signs: semiology.

It opened up new perspectives in the analysis of human communication of all kinds. Its basic ideas were later developed in the study of art, literature, philosophy and social anthropology.

This new translation pays careful attention to the terminological difficulties which have often puzzled or misled English students of Saussure.

It presents the complete text of the Course in General Linguistics, with an introducion and explanatory notes for the guidance of the general reader who is not a specialist in linguistics but who wishes to make his own assessment of a work which stands as one of the intellectual landmarks in modern thought.




About Language: A Reader for Writers》

Communication Between Cultures》

From and Style: Research Papers, Reports and Theses》

Learning Styles in the ESL/EFL classroom》

From ideas and concepts to effective practice...
your intercultural communication skills will grow

Effective intercultural communication begins with motivation, knowledge, and a true appreciation of cultural diversity. this pioneering best-seller supplies yu with all three.

Going beyond tradiotional coverage, Communication between cultures focuses on the deep structure of culture with special emphasis on religion, family and history.