Language Files

Cover of Language Files 13th edition.

The Ohio State University Linguistics Department is pleased to announce the 13th edition of Language Files: Materials for an Introduction to Language and Linguistics. It is now available from The Ohio State University Press. Language Files is an introductory textbook prepared by the faculty and students of the Ohio State Department of Linguistics. It is used here at OSU and many other colleges and universities throughout the world.

An examination copy or desk copies can be ordered at the Ohio State University Press website. Instructors should fill out the University Press form to request access to the instructor materials (including answer key). Once your access is granted, you can access the instructor materials here (authentication required).



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(Errata for Language Files 12)

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