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How can I prepare?

Keen to get started? Want to do some background reading? You are not expected to have studied language, culture and communication before coming to Warwick. However, if you want to get started, or if you’d like to know more about the field, here are a few accessible books you might want to take a look at:

  • Cameron, D. (2008). The myth of Mars and Venus: do men and women really speak different languages? Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Crystal, D. (2007) How language works. London: Penguin.
  • Crystal, D. (2010) The Cambridge encyclopaedia of language. 3rd edition. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Frake, C. O. (1964) How to ask for a drink in Subanun. American Anthropologist, 66(6), 127-132.
  • Hayes, N. (2011) Psychology Made Simple. London: Hodder & Stoughton.
  • Gross, R. (2010) The Science of Mind and Behaviour. 6th edition. London: Hodder Education.
  • Nunan, D. (2007). What is this thing called language? Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Tannen, D. (1992). That’s not what I meant! How conversational style makes or breaks your relations with others. London: Virago.

>> Click here for an interview with David Crystal on why you should study linguistics.

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