An Introduction to English Language

Word, Sound and Sentence

by Koenraad Kuiper and W. Scott Allan Also by Koenraad Kuiper: Theories of Syntax


The book gives a comprehensive overview of linguistic frameworks and the step-by-step approach will work particularly well for first year students. I like the clear, user-friendly descriptions throughout the text and the fact that it demands no prior knowledge of linguistics.- Christina Wright, University of Worcester, UK
This is a vast and comprehensive resource for every teacher and learner of the English language. It covers aspects of the English language with a breadth that keeps astonishing me. It engages the reader in many forms - not just exercises - and stands out as the primary go-to source.- Dr Michael Pace-Sigge, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
An Introduction to English Language is a great course book for use in English and linguistics classes at the undergraduate and graduate level. It covers all the micro fields of linguistics, presents a clear explanation of core concepts, and immerses students in the English language in a systematic way. With its extensive exercises, further reading suggestions, glossaries, and companion resources, I highly recommend this book for students and teachers.- Dr Melike Baş, Amasya University, Turkey