George Yule (linguist)

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George Yule
Born (1947-03-20) 20 March 1947 (age 72)
Known forWriting introductory books on linguistics
Academic background
EducationUniversity of Edinburgh (PhD)
ThesisAspects of the information structure of spoken discourse (1981)
Doctoral advisorGillian Brown
Other academic advisorsKeith Brown, Jim Miller, Karen Currie de Carvalho
Academic work
Sub-disciplineDiscourse analysis, pragmatics

George Yule (born 20 March 1947) is a British linguist. He is known for writing introductory books on different branches of linguistics.[1][2] His book The Study of Language is a best-selling introductory book taught in the universities worldwide and translated into several languages.[3][4]


  • Pragmatics
  • Explaining English Grammar
  • Focus on the Language Learner
  • The Study of Language
  • Discourse Analysis


  1. ^ "George Yule". Oxford University Press. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  2. ^ Dillon, George L.; Coleman, Linda; Fahnestock, Jeanne; Agar, Michael; Brown, Gillian; Yule, George; Leech, Geoffrey N.; Levinson, Stephen C. (June 1985). "Discourse Analysis". Language. 61 (2): 446. doi:10.2307/414152. JSTOR 414152.
  3. ^ "Review of The Study of Language". Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  4. ^ Salzmann, Zdenek (1998). "The study of language 2nd edn. By George Yule". Language. 74 (2): 449–450. doi:10.1353/lan.1998.0174. ISSN 1535-0665.