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Magnetic Memory Method - Memory Improvement Made Easy With Anthony Metivier (1)The problem with looking for the best books on linguistics is that they all pile up the same titles.

And they’re usually focused only on the pop science books in the field.

Sure, those will help you out.

But even Steven Pinker at his best writes for a general audience. And most lists I’ve seen don’t even include his best books on linguistics!

So let’s go through a more robust list, one that will give you:

  • A sense of linguistics and its history
  • Key figures who often go ignored
  • Lesser known works that include granular details so profound, you’ll wonder why they aren’t more common
  • Bonus suggestions to extend your reading

Ready?

Let’s dig in!

5 Must Read Linguistics Books For Beginners

There’s no perfect place to start if you’re a beginner, but the following list is key for getting the bird’s eye view on what matters in the world of linguistics.

More importantly, this list will help you understand why linguistics is such an important field.

I’m going to start with a book that shows you just how high the stakes are when it comes to how linguistics can help societies around the world.

One: Language Death

You’ll see other books by David Crystal on a lot of lists, but I believe Language Death is the best start.

Why?

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Crystal makes it clear what’s at stake when languages are lost – and why they don’t have to be.

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You’ll learn why languages die, the consequences of losing them and a number of suggestions for preserving those languages currently in danger.

Language Death also includes a useful index of language families, individual languages and the ethnographic groups involved.

Not only has this book woken me up to how important immersing ourselves into languages is for being a good citizen of planet earth. It is easy to read and Crystal provides great examples that will inspire you to take action.

Follow up with:

  • How Dead Languages Work by George H. Coulter

Two: Course in General Linguistics

Based on lectures by Ferdinand de Saussure, Course in General Linguistics was one of my favorites during my early years at university.

Although many of its ideas are dated, it is still useful to think through de Saussure’s observations.

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In this book, you will encounter concepts like:

  • Signifier and signified
  • Arbitrariness
  • Value in context

De Saussure remains controversial, but that’s a good thing. As Michel Foucault points out in his seminal essay, “What is an Author?” the value of many thinkers is not whether they were right or wrong. It is in the discussions their ideas make possible.

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Three: Keywords

Although not technically a book on linguistics, Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society by Raymond Williams traces the use of important terms we forget to think about critically.

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Heavily informed by linguistics, you will learn to understand the role of metaphor in a deeper way. How words are used is just as important as what the dictionary says they mean, and Williams does a great job of showing you how.

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  • Interpretation and Overinterpretation by Umberto Eco (this book is excellent for showing you the difference between definitions of words vs. how they are actually used)

Four: The Stuff of Thought

Obviously, we’re not going to leave Steven Pinker out in the cold.

But of all his books, The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature is the most important. It saddens me that it isn’t on other lists of linguistics books.

What makes it so good?

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You’ll learn a ton about:

  • What slang reveals about certain cultures
  • How certain kinds of words can be classified based on mental perception
  • How to think logically about human communication in a variety of contexts
  • The role of names and naming conventions in languages

Pinker is fantastic in this book by not eliminating technical terms. Rather, he takes time to introduce them, which is not always the case in books on linguistics for the general market.

Follow up with:

  • Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English by John McWhorter
  • More books by John McWhorter (he’s seriously underrated)

Five: Talking Hands

Talking Hands: What Sign Language Reveals about the Mind is the perfect follow-up to The Stuff of Thought.

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In this incredible study, Margalit Fox takes you into the field to show you the connections between linguistics and anthropology. You’ll also learn a fair amount about neurology too.

This book will be interesting for those interested in sign language, but should not be limited to people reading about that field. If you are studying sign language, you’ll be delighted by the comparisons to American sign language and Israeli sign language.

Bonus: Best Books That Apply Ideas From Linguistics

As someone looking for linguistics books for beginners, general introductions are great.

But what is really helpful on top of beginner books are studies where the ideas and scientific processes of linguists have been applied to other topics.

Here’s a quick list of my favorites.

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Gödel Escher Bach by Douglas Hofstadter

Although this book is more famously known for its contributions to consciousness and artificial intelligence, you’ll learn a lot about language too. In fact, Hofstadter went on to write a book about translation after GEB, and here he talks a lot about that topic too.

Écrits by Jacques Lacan

This book is a tough read, but you’ll see how Lacan applied ideas from linguistics to psychoanalysis. The signifier/signified division he takes from de Saussure is very compelling, leading to the “Big Other” concept so loved by Slavoj Zizek.

Although controversial, interest in Lacan has not waned. Peter D. Matthews does a great job of explaining the issues in Lacan the Charlatan. Just searching this book for “linguistics” and scanning or skimming what you find will be valuable for you.

Manufacturing Consent by Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman

You probably think that Chomsky should be in the top five, but like I said: I want this alternative list to serve you better than others.

And when it comes to famous linguists who have applied their skills to other topics, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media is one of the best out there. Who better than Chomsky to detail the abuses of language by the media?

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Don’t miss the incredible documentary about Chomsky and his linguistics-based criticism of the media by the same title.

Why You Should Read As Many Linguistics Books As You Can

There are literally thousands of books on linguistics out there. No one can read them all.

But by reading a steady diet of key textbooks and books that apply linguistics, you’ll continually expand your understanding of the field.

Language is the medium of human consciousness. It’s how we share our ideas, needs and build societies. Literally nothing gets made without being able to use language.

As you explore linguistics further, you’ll note that not only your understanding of language improves. Your ability to use it improves as well, especially when you can remember new vocabulary and other kinds of information with ease.

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what it’s for: Vocab, memory improvement, memory tricks languages: Works for Any Language level: Beginner - Advanced. Mnemonic devices, memory hooks, memory aids, memory prompts, the memory palace.. I knew that to create a memory palace, I’d need to come up with a new, creative, memorable image for each and every new word I wanted to remember.. The Masterplan course is the main introduction to the memory techniques Anthony teaches, including how to create a memory palace and how to think of and store memorable imagery (mnemonics) in your palace.. How to remember your dreams How to learn and memorize the vocabulary of any language How to memorize names and faces How to learn and memorize poetry How to memorize math, numbers, simple arithmetic and equations How to memorize a deck of cards. It’s pretty much the heart of the Magnetic Memory Method, and the only way to keep track of your memory palaces.. To memorize information like a vocab list, you invent a memorable image or action that links the word to its English translation, and then you mentally place it at a station in your palace.. Later in the Memorizing Vocabulary course, the techniques go beyond just memory palaces, stations and mnemonics for vocab.

But if you’re looking for answers fast, you’re in luck because I’ve answered the most common questions in the videos on this FAQ page.. The Memory Palace technique and all it involves is done by the learner, usually alone and in silence.. Memory techniques are learned by doing .. And each of these videos, based on questions from people around the world, are designed to help you take action with the techniques so you can get the results you seek.. Here are more videos on the topic of using mnemonics and the Memory Palace technique for language learning:. Early users of memory techniques either invented alphabets this way to help them learn faster, or they noticed this feature of alphabets and linked it to the Memory Palace technique.. The Magnetic Memory Method combines the Memory Palace technique with this ars combinatoria (or technique of combination) so that you can rapidly create associations and place them in space for easy recall.. To give a bit more nuance on this topic, it’s important to understand that a good Memory Palace is already stored in your memory.

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