Linguistics reading list

For applicants

We advise you to read the Linguistics page thoroughly. For reading and preparation advice, you should find the following sections particularly useful:

Do also keep an eye on the subject resources, which provide more general guidance and examples for developing your academic interests.

For offer holders

  • David Crystal, The Cambridge encyclopedia of language (1997)
  • David Crystal, How language works (2006)
  • Steven Pinker, The Language instinct: The New Science of Language and Mind (2003)

You should also consult the online introductory reading lists for the four first year papers:

Reading lists | For offer holders | Undergraduate study