From the Back Cover
This text deals with the topics of phonetics, phonology, and morphology. The basic topics can be expanded by using material in sections marked "For Further Study." The text stresses the methods of doing linguistics, not just the conclusions. Its exercises show the application of phonetics, phonology, and morphology to other disciplines and to other aspects of linguistics. Material is designed to be self-checking and self-teaching with numerous exercises throughout and at the end of each chapter.