Concise Introduction to Linguistics, A, 2/e Bruce M. Rowe and Diane P. Levine (Both of Los Angeles Pierce College) This student-friendly and well-balanced overview of the field of introductory linguistics pays special attention to linguistic anthropology, reveals the main contributions of linguistics to the study of human communication, and explores how issues of culture are relevant to the field Its workbook format contains well-constructed exercises in every chapter that allow students to test their understanding of key concepts. Highlights of This New Edition: Expanded discussion of grammaticalityand grammaticality judgments(Chapter 5). The discussion focuses on the subconscious knowledge of the fluent speakers of a language to determine whether or not an utterance is grammatical (well-formed) or ungrammatical (ill-formed). Expanded and updated discussion of lexical categories(Chapters 4 and 5). Included is a discussion of the traditional parts of speech and the lexical categories used by contemporary linguistics. More information about the process of language acquisitionafter four years of age (Chapter 8). The discussion of first-language acquisition has been expanded to include information on older children. A new section on the question of whether or not English should be the official language of the United States (Chapter 7). Clear description of the differences between the IPAand the APA(Chapter 2). New boxed materials include: Miscommunication Based on Cultural Differences(Chapter 1) introduces the concept of culture shock and ethnocentrism. Etic and Emic(Chapter 3) The Acquisition of Syntax in Children Five to Ten Years Old(Chapter 8)Rowe, Bruce M. is the author of 'Concise Introduction to Linguistics', published 2007 under ISBN 9780205572380 and ISBN 0205572383.