I wrote this book back in 2005. This book was used as a supplementary textbook at two universities.
This is the complete text, free for you to read here on the site.
Caveats and disclaimers:
Before you dive in, though, there are a few important disclaimers:
I wrote this in 2005.
This means that some of the information herein will be outdated.
Many aspects of language learning don’t change, of course. But some do. Since 2005, there have been new methods, language-learning products, etc.
Rather than attempt to update the text, I decided to post the 2005 version with this disclaimer. (I am working on a third edition, which will be up-to-date.)
This version of the text (the online version) contains typos.
You may find a typo or two. My Dell PC died in 2010, and I lost the final, proofread version.
This is the edited version, but the pre-proofread version.
This version is quite readable, but it isn’t perfect. You will notice a few typos. If I were going to sell this, I wouldn’t feel comfortable putting it on Amazon without a professional proofreading. But in this form, it is essentially a series of blog posts (which you can read for free). That’s different.