Reading list

MA Linguistics 2013/14

Reading list


  • Pinker, Steven. The Language Instinct
  • Fromkin, Rodman and Hyams: An introduction to language. 


PLING198 Foundations of Linguistics - none

PLING103 Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics

  • Grive, H.P. 1989. Studies in the Way of Words. Harvard University Press.
  • Sperber, D and Wilson, D. 1995 (2nd edition). Relevance: Communication and Cognition.

PLING113 Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology

  • Ladefoged, P. (2004). Vowels and consonants: An introduction to the sounds of languages. Oxford: Blackwell.

PLING227 Syntax

  • Term 1: Haegeman (2006) Thinking Syntactically – NB some reading required before the start of term
  • Term 2: Haegeman, Liliane(1994).Introduction to Government and Binding Theory. Blackwell.
  • Pinker, Steven (2003). The Language Instinct: The New Science of Language and Mind. Penguin Science