The list author says: "Linguistics isn't about double negatives and dangling participles. Linguists study how languages, and human language in general, actually work. Understand languages better - learn to use the same tools by reading these books!"
"This is an accessible introduction to how sounds work in language. You will analyze specific languages, and finish the course with an intermediate understanding of how to approach phonology in any language you may come across."
"This is a technical introduction to phonetics, but is still very accessible to most readers. You will learn more about how sounds work in languages and gain a broader picture of the field of phonetics and phonology."
"Morphology studies how language works at the level of the individual "word". This introduction consistently includes examples for each topic from one sample language, and provides practical exercises within each chapter."
"This technical introduction to Government and Binding Theory (Chomsky's "Principles and Parameters") will thoroughly immerse you in generative syntax. The author intends to prep you for tackling more advanced texts in generative grammar and modern syntax."
"Learn more about the struggle to define the relationship between mind, brain and language. Aitchinson surveys the gamut of literature on topics as diverse as animal communication, child learning and "language genes" to provide us with a compelling window into this field."