This is an introductory book on linguistics. It is primarily meant for students who are studying linguistics at bachelors and/or masters level. The focus is on the basic concepts in linguistics which will enable the reader to understand more advanced books on the subject. Thus much space has been devoted to phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax. Concepts of sociolinguistics, anthropological linguistics and educational linguistics have been touched upon. The author uses simple language to explain the concepts which will help promote self-study.