Lang101 Workbook

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About the author:
Madalena Cruz-Ferreira hails from Portugal, and received her PhD from the University of Manchester, UK. She is an independent scholar, with authored and edited publications on multilingualism, child language, phonology, intonation and the language of science. Her blog Being Multilingual is featured at AILA (International Association of Applied Linguistics), ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association), Clinical Linguistics, The Linguist List, OEP (Observatoire Européen du Plurilinguisme), Teaching English (British Council-BBC), TES (Times Educational Supplement) and TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages).

Sunita Anne Abraham was born in Penang, Malaysia, and holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham, UK. She is an Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore, a Fellow of the NUS Teaching Academy, and the proud recipient of a dozen teaching awards, including two Outstanding University Educator awards. She serves on several international editorial boards, including the Journal of Second Language Writing and the International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Her research and teaching interests include genre analysis, discourse structure, the language of persuasion, and the relationship between reading, writing and thinking.

Lang101 Workbook

Linguistics Exercises & Activities for Starters

Authored by Madalena Cruz-Ferreira
Authored with Sunita Anne Abraham

Lang101 Workbook offers 460 commented exercises and activities, designed for absolute beginners to the study of language. Whether you're doing introductory linguistics or are just curious about language, this thought-provoking workbook will help you discuss (why) language matters, based on empirical observation of 20 typologically distinct languages, including English and other languages you're familiar with.
We designed Lang101 Workbook as a companion tool to our textbook The Language of Language. A Linguistics Course for Starters. Part 1 of the workbook contains 360 exercises and activities corresponding to the textbook's 12 chapters (30 per chapter), meant to broaden your thinking beyond the material addressed in the textbook. There are also 100 cross-chapter exercises, aimed at synthesis alongside analysis. Part 2 contains commented answers to all exercises.
Topics include the nature of scientific investigation; the structure of words, sounds and sentences; typical vs. disordered uses of language; child language, language learning and language play, as well as politeness, persuasion and humour.
The companion website, Lang101, contains more activities for self-study or for the classroom, instructors' resources which include teaching slides and class handouts, and a blog dedicated to linguistics for starters. Visit

Publication Date:
1475057369 / 9781475057362
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White
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