The book that tells you all the things you felt you were expected to know about linguistics, but were afraid to ask about.
* What do you know about Burushaski and Miwok?
* What's the difference between paradigmatic and syntagmatic?
* What is E-language?
* What is a language?
* Do parentheical and non-restrictive mean the same thing?
* How do you write a bibliographic entry for a work you have not seen?
Every student who has asked these questions needs this book. A
compendium of useful things for linguistics students to know, from the
IPA chart to Saussurean dichotomies, this book will be the constant
companion of anyone undertaking studies of linguistics. Part reference
work, part revision guide, and with tables providing summary
information on some 280 languages, the book provides a new learning
tool as a supplement to the usual textbooks and glossaries.