This compact and student-friendly text, now in its Second Edition, continues to cover in a single volume the diverse aspects of Linguistics, such as phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, historical linguistics, and language families. It also deals, in detail, with Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, and Stylistics. Written in a straightforward and easy-to-understand style, this book is thoroughly practical and should be of great help to students in understanding the basic concepts with ease. In the second edition, chapters on Morphology and Psycholinguistics have been thoroughly revised. The book is intended as a text for senior undergraduate and post-graduate students [BA (Hons.) and MA] of English, and undergraduate and postgraduate students [BA (Hons.) and MA] of Linguistics. In addition, this book would be of great help to all those who wish to have a general knowledge of English linguistics. KEY FEATURES : All the concepts of linguistics are discussed in a single book. Linguistic concepts are explained in detail, with examples, diagrams, and tables for better comprehension of the subject.