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Introduction to English Linguistics, 2nd edition, is a book primarily intended to be used by beginning university students of English. Although this co-authored work is written within a German setting, it is undoubtedly accessible world-wide. For while it "presupposes no prior knowledge of linguistics" (p. xi), it must also be admitted that the book is written in such a lucid and enjoyable style that the reader barely finds any abrupt cut in the flow of information. And rather than adopting one particular theoretical framework, the book draws on insights from various traditions. In addition to being written in user-friendly English, the book is error-free. It comprises a two-page introduction, seven chapters, each of which ending with a section on recommended readings and a few exercises for both basic and advanced levels, a glossary of terms used throughout the book, a list of references and a subject index.