Best books to read on linguistics?

  1. Linguistics : An Introduction to Language and Communicatio (2001) Richard A. Demers
  2. Foundations of Language: Brain, Meaning, Grammar, Evolutio (2003) Ray Jackendoff
  3. The Handbook of Linguistics (2003) Mark Aronoff and Janie Rees-Miller
  4. Introductory Linguistics (2010) Bruce Hayes
  5. The Study of Language (2010) George Yule
  1. Introducing Phonetics and Phonology (2005) Mike Davenport and S. J. Hannahs
  2. A Course in Phonetics (2011) Peter Ladefoged by Keith Johnson
  1. Introductory Phonology (2009) Bruce Hayes
  2. The Cambridge Handbook of Phonology (2007) Paul de Lacy
  1. What is Morphology? (2011) Mark Aronoff and Kirsten Fudeman
  1. Syntax: A Generative Introduction. (2006) Andrew Carnie
  2. Analyzing Grammar: An Introduction. (2005) Paul R. Kroeger
  1. Meaning in Language: An Introduction to Semantic and Pragmatics (2000)Alan Cruse
  1. Semantics (2000) Kate Kearns
  2. Introducing Semantics (2010) Nick Riemer
  1. Theories of Lexical Semantics (2009) Dirk Geeraerts
  1. Foundations of Intensional Semantics (2005) Chris Fox, Shallom Lappin
  2. What is Meaning? Fundamentals of Formal Semantics (2005) Paul Portne
  1. Introduction to Pragmatics (2011) Betty J. Birner
  2. Pragmatics (2007) Yan Huang
  3. Pragmatics: An Introduction (2001) Jacob May
  1. Principles of Historical Linguistics (1991) Hans Henrich Hock
  2. Historical Linguistics: An Introduction (2013) Lyle Campbell
  3. Language History, Language Change, and Language Relationship: An Introduction to Historical and Comparative Linguistics (1996) Hans Henrich Hock, Brian D. Joseph
  1. Handbook of Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (2011) Jill de Villiers and Tom Roeper
  2. First Language Acquisition (2003) Eve Clark
  1. Sociolinguistic Theory (2008) J. K. Chambers.
  2. An introduction to sociolinguistics (2008) Janet Holmes and Nick Wilson
  3. Language in Society: An Introduction to Sociolinguistics (2000) Suzanne Romaine
  1. Talking the talk (2010) Trevor A. Harley
  1. Cognitive Linguistics: An Introduction (2006) Vyvyan Evans and Melanie Green
  2. Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics: Cognitive Linguistics William Croft and D. Allan Cruse
  3. Cognitive Linguistics and Non-Indo-European Languages (2003) Eugene H. Casad and Gary B. Palmer
  1. Describing Morphosyntax: A Guide For Field Linguists (1997) Thomas E. Payne
  2. Linguistics Fieldwork: A practical guide (2008) Claire Bowern
  1. Quantitative Corpus Linguistics with R: A Practical Introduction (2009)Stefan Th. Gries
  2. Corpus-Based Language Studies: an advanced resource book (2006) Tony McEnery, Richard Xiao, Yukio Tono