Discovering Language is designed for an introductory linguistics course at college and university level in Taiwan. The book aims to challenge students and stimulate their interest in the nature of language and how it fits into their lives, opening their eyes to their own beliefs about language. It is shorter and easier to read than most linguistics textbooks, with much more content related directly to the lives of students in Taiwan, such as examples from Mandarin, Taiwanese and an indigenous Austronesian language. Review questions allow students to check on their learning, while classroom-tested activities give them opportunities to apply and consolidate what they have studied. Material for small-group projects in which students observe some aspect of language directly is also included.