FHS Reading List

Background Reading List for FHS Papers

A reading list for Paper A can be found here.

Consult the individual entries for each Paper B or contact the course convenor for additional readings for those papers.

Most titles are available in Oxford libraries. Click here to find which library holds a copy.


  • Victoria Fromkin, Robert Rodman, Nina Hyams. (2013) An introduction to language, 10th edition. Wadsworth, Boston. (currently not electronically available)
  • Carol Genetti. (2014) How Languages Work: An Introduction to Language and Linguistics. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. (not electronically available)

Phonetics and phonology



Semantics and pragmatics


  • Nikolas Coupland and Adam Jaworski. (2009) The New Sociolinguistics Reader. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. (not electronically available)
  • Christina Bratt Paulston. (2003) Sociolinguistics: the essential readings. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford. (not electronically available)
  • Miriam Meyerhoff. (2011) Introducing sociolinguistics. Routledge, London. http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/permalink/f/o3iafp/oxfaleph001038429

Historical linguistics

Psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics

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