Perhaps the single most influential work of general linguistics published in this century, Leonard Bloomfield's Language is both a masterpiece of textbook writing and a classic of scholarship. Intended as an introduction to the field of linguistics, it revolutionized the field when it appeared in 1933 and became the major text of the American descriptivist school.
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Review: LanguageUser Review - Thom Dunn - Goodreads
A revised version of Introduction to the Study of Language, 1914. "The deep-rooted things about language, which mean most to all of us, are usually ignored in all but very advanced studies; this book tries to tell about them in simple terms and to show their bearing on human affairs. (vii) Read full review
Review: LanguageUser Review - Rima Muryantina - Goodreads
Not my favourite linguist, but this book is good enough for introduction to linguistics. Read full review