Linguistics for Non-Linguists, Fourth Edition, is a highly readable introductory text that presents students with the basic elements of linguistics in a clear and concise style that any beginner will understand.This newly revised edition continues to expand on the success of earlier editions, taking a subject that is generally considered quite complicated and making it accessible to virtually anyone who requires a basic understanding of linguistics. The authors illustrate major concepts in an easy-to-read style, giving students and specialists in language-related fields an introduction to the essential principles and methods of linguistic theory. Non-linguistics majors will also find this book user-friendly, with a wealth of exercises and references interspersed throughout to help reinforce concepts.Highlights of the NEW EDITION: Expanded treatment of syntax, written language and language processing. Updated material in all chapters. Dozens of new exercises, ranging from short-answer problems to suggestions for out-of-class projects. Updated "Supplementary Readings" provide additional information about each topic. Don't Miss this Special Value Pack Option: The Career Center Do your students need help transitioning from being a student to becoming a professional? WithThe Career Center, they can register to receive eight 30-minute career counseling sessions--a total of four hours of career consultant time!The Career Centeris designed to address the wide range of preparation and life stages of individuals who are attempting to develop their careers. Qualified career specialists advise students as they establish, or reestablish, themselves in today's competitive global economy.The Career Center--a $25 value--is FREE to your students when you order it packaged with any new Allyn & Bacon textbook. Visit www.ablongman.com/careercenter for more information Contact your local Allyn & Bacon representative and request special packaging codes to take advantage of this great offer.Parker, Frank is the author of 'Linguistics for Non-Linguists A Primer With Exercises', published 2004 under ISBN 9780205421183 and ISBN 0205421180.