Introducing English Linguistics International Student Edition

Introducing English Linguistics International Student Edition

It takes a top-down approach to language beginning with the largest unit of linguistic structure, the text, and working its way down through successively smaller structures.

Author: Charles F. Meyer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521152211

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 270

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A genuine introduction to the linguistics of English that provides a broad overview of the subject that sustains students' interest and avoids excessive detail. It takes a top-down approach to language beginning with the largest unit of linguistic structure, the text, and working its way down through successively smaller structures.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Introducing English Linguistics

Introducing English Linguistics

Second, the book does not contain invented examples, as is the case with most comparable texts, but instead takes its sample materials from the major computerised databases of spoken and written English, giving students a more realistic ...

Author: Charles F. Meyer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316102015

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Are you looking for a genuine introduction to the linguistics of English that provides a broad overview of the subject that sustains students' interest and avoids excessive detail? Introducing English Linguistics accomplishes this goal in two ways. First, it takes a top-down approach to language, beginning with the largest unit of linguistic structure, the text, and working its way down through successively smaller structures (sentences, words, and finally speech sounds). The advantage of presenting language this way is that students are first given the larger picture - they study language in context - and then see how the smaller pieces of language are a consequence of the larger goals of linguistic communication. Second, the book does not contain invented examples, as is the case with most comparable texts, but instead takes its sample materials from the major computerised databases of spoken and written English, giving students a more realistic view of language.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Introducing English Semantics

Introducing English Semantics

Presenting the basic principles of the discipline of semantics, this newly revised edition explores the knowledge of language that speakers have which enables them to communicate - to express observations, opinions, intentions and the ...

Author: Charles W. Kreidler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134605736

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 196

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Introducing English Semantics, Second Edition is a practical introduction to understanding how meanings are expressed in the English language. Presenting the basic principles of the discipline of semantics, this newly revised edition explores the knowledge of language that speakers have which enables them to communicate - to express observations, opinions, intentions and the products of their imagination. The text emphasises pragmatic investigation with numerous illustrative examples of concepts and ample exercises to help students develop and improve their linguistic analysis skills. Introducing English Semantics: Discusses the nature of human language and how linguists categorise and examine it. Covers meanings expressed in English words, prefixes, suffixes and sentences. Examines such relations as synonymy, antonymy, hyponymy, ambiguity, implication, factivity, aspect, and modality Draws comparisons between English and other languages Illustrates the importance of 'tone of voice' and 'body language' in face-to-face exchanges and the role of context in any communication Contains a wealth of exercises and a glossary to clearly define all terminology This new edition includes expanded and updated textual exercises and a greater focus on compounds and other kinds of composite lexemes. Written in a clear and accessible style, Introducing English Semantics is an essential text for any student taking an introductory course in semantics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Introducing English Grammar

Introducing English Grammar

Introduction. In this chapter and in the next we start to look at basic sentence
structure or syntax. This involves, among other ... The sound structure of a word is
, as we have said, studied in the subbranches of linguistics called phonology and
 ...

Author: Kersti Borjars

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134671519

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

View: 550

Answering key questions such as 'Why study grammar?' and 'What is standard English?', Introducing English Grammar guides readers through the practical analysis of the syntax of English sentences. With all special terms carefully explained as they are introduced, the book is written for readers with no previous experience of grammatical analysis. It is ideal for all those beginning their study of linguistics, English language or speech pathology, as well as students with primarily literary interests who need to cover the basics of linguistic analysis. The approach taken is in line with current research in grammar, a particular advantage for students who may go on to study syntax in more depth. All the examples and exercises use real language taken from newspaper articles, non-standard dialects and include excerpts from studies of patients with language difficulties. Students are encouraged to think about the terminology as a tool kit for studying language and to test what can and cannot be described using these tools. This new edition has been fully revised in line with recent research. There is a new chapter on World English, a new glossary and a free website with extensive further reading and answers to the exercises.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Introducing English Syntax

Introducing English Syntax

This book requires no previous knowledge of linguistics and is essential reading for students and teachers of applied linguistics and EFL/ESL, as well as those who seek a basic grounding in English sentence structure.

Author: Peter Fenn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351373500

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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Introducing English Syntax provides a basic introduction to syntax for students studying English as a foreign language at university. Examining English phrase and sentence structure from a descriptive point of view, this book develops the reader’s understanding of the characteristic features of English sentence construction and provides the necessary theoretical apparatus for engaging with the language. Key features include: A unique framework combining theoretical and practical approaches to provide an insight into the intricacies of English syntax; An accessible and clear style which guides the learner through analysis, application and practical construction of sentences; A range of exercises at the end of each chapter and a brand new e-resource housing answers and commentaries to these exercises. This book requires no previous knowledge of linguistics and is essential reading for students and teachers of applied linguistics and EFL/ESL, as well as those who seek a basic grounding in English sentence structure.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

English Linguistics

English Linguistics

Biographical note: Thomas Herbst, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.

Author: Thomas Herbst

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110203677

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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This book provides an introduction to central areas of English linguistics. The book consists of six large sections: language and linguistics - sounds - words - sentences - utterances - applied linguistics. Each of these sections is subdivided into a number of chapters, some of which address beginners, some of which are intended for more advanced students. The book is written from a foreign student's perspective of the English language, i.e. aspects relevant to foreign language teaching and didactics are especially focussed on. The book also provides basic facts concerning the history of the language and differences between British and American English. The main idea is to demonstrate that usually in linguistics there is not just one way of describing certain facts. This is why each section contains a chapter written for beginners providing a broad outline of the area and introducing the basic terminology for each field. The other chapters in each section highlight certain linguistic facts in more detail and give an idea of how particular theories account for them. The book can thus be used from the first semester onwards but is also intended to serve as an importantstudy aidfor final B.A.-examinations. Key features comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of English linguistics highly accessible through a strongly didactic, reader-friendly orientation
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Introducing Linguistics

Introducing Linguistics

It concentrates on terms which cut across subject boundaries and which are central to general linguistic theory and practice. It deliberately avoids terms which are dealt with in the other books in the series.

Author: David Crystal

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106010028121

Category: Language and languages

Page: 77

View: 170

Presents a range of terms associated with the field of linguistics. It concentrates on terms which cut across subject boundaries and which are central to general linguistic theory and practice. It deliberately avoids terms which are dealt with in the other books in the series.
Categories: Language and languages

Introducing English Language

Introducing English Language

Introducing English Language: is the foundational book in the Routledge English Language Introductions series and offers a grounding to all the titles featured in the series gives comprehensive coverage of the essential aspects of the ...

Author: Louise Mullany

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135161866

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 986

Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings – all in the same volume. The innovative and flexible ‘two-dimensional’ structure is built around four sections – introduction, development, exploration and extension – which offer self-contained stages for study. Each topic can also be read across these sections, enabling the reader to build gradually on the knowledge gained. Introducing English Language: is the foundational book in the Routledge English Language Introductions series and offers a grounding to all the titles featured in the series gives comprehensive coverage of the essential aspects of the English language, as well as providing an introduction to key disciplines of linguistics such as historical, social and psycholinguistics, and also core areas in language study including acquisition, standardisation and the globalisation of English. uses a wide variety of real texts and images that include: a transcript of a conversation between George W. Bush and Tony Blair, a controversial ‘apology’ broadcast on BBC Radio 4, excerpt from novels including ‘Alien’ and photographs from Hong Kong. provides classic readings by the key names in the discipline including Guy Cook, Joan Cutting, Zoltán Dörnyei, Andy Kirkpatrick and John Sinclair is accompanied by a supporting series website with additional activities, project ideas for each unit, further guidance on areas mentioned in the book, suggestions for further reading, weblinks to essential English Language resources, and course templates for lecturers. Written by two experienced teachers and authors, this accessible textbook is an essential resource for all students of English language and linguistics. Visit the companion website at http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/reli/
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Introduction to English Linguistics

Introduction to English Linguistics

English Syntax and Argumentation. 4th ed. Basingstoke/New York: Palgrave ...
Words in the Mind – An Introduction to the Mental Lexicon. 3rd ed. Malden:
Blackwell. ... Linguistic correlates of interethnic contact. In: David Sankoff (ed.),
Diversity ...

Author: Ingo Plag

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110425543

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

View: 241

This highly successful textbook introduces university students to English linguistics, with a hands-on didactic orientation. It covers the core areas of structural linguistics, with extensions to historical linguistics, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics. The updated third edition contains a new chapter that presents modern empirical research methods in the form of exemplary small-scale studies.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Introducing English Grammar

Introducing English Grammar

This accessible introduction to grammar includes points presented in an alphabetical format.

Author: Geoffrey N. Leech

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106012177058

Category: Anglais (Langue) - Grammaire - Dictionnaires

Page: 124

View: 182

This accessible introduction to grammar includes points presented in an alphabetical format.
Categories: Anglais (Langue) - Grammaire - Dictionnaires

Introducing English for Specific Purposes

Introducing English for Specific Purposes

This book defines ESP and shows how the approach plays a crucial role in the world of English language teaching.

Author: Laurence Anthony

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351031165

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 720

Introducing English for Specific Purposes presents the key concepts and practices of ESP in a modern, balanced, and comprehensive way. This book defines ESP and shows how the approach plays a crucial role in the world of English language teaching. Explaining how needs analysis, language and learning objectives, materials and methods, and evaluation combine to form the four main pillars of ESP, the book includes: practical examples that illustrate how the core theories and practices of ESP can be applied in real-world academic and occupational settings; discussion of some of the most hotly debated issues in ESP; insights on how ESP courses can be organized and integrated to form a complete program; reflection boxes, practical tasks, extension research questions, and resources for further reading in each chapter. Introducing English for Specific Purposes serves as an ideal textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate students studying courses on English for Specific Purposes or English for Academic Purposes, as part of degrees in English for Specific Purposes, Education, ELT, Applied Linguistics, TESOL or TEFL. This comprehensive publication is also an invaluable reference resource for pre-service and in-service teachers of ESP, and for English program managers and administrators.
Categories: Education

Linguistics

Linguistics

The second edition of this highly successful textbook offering a unified approach to language from a range of perspectives.

Author: Andrew Radford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521849487

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 433

View: 174

The second edition of this highly successful textbook offering a unified approach to language from a range of perspectives.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics

This accessible textbook offers balanced and uniformly excellent coverage of modern linguistics.

Author: Ralph W. Fasold

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521847681

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 540

View: 644

This accessible textbook offers balanced and uniformly excellent coverage of modern linguistics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

English Teaching Forum

English Teaching Forum

... 3 ALLEN , VIRGINIA FRENCH , The Ladder Series and the Learning of English
, 1 , 13 Applied Linguistics : Principles and Techniques , by S. STRYKER Part IV -
Introducing English Morphology , 1 , 19 Part V - Morphology to Syntax : Word ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0053695268

Category: English language

Page:

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Categories: English language

Introducing Language and Society

Introducing Language and Society

This is the second title in the "Penguin English Linguistics" series which offers a grounding in different aspects of linguistics.

Author: Peter Trudgill

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106010028105

Category: Applied linguistics

Page: 79

View: 420

An introduction to the ways in which aspects of the environment, age, race, class, the part of the country we come from - and other factors - influence how we speak. This is the second title in the "Penguin English Linguistics" series which offers a grounding in different aspects of linguistics.
Categories: Applied linguistics

Introducing English

Introducing English

a linguistics that . . . placed at its centre the operation of language across lines of
social differentiation , a linguistics that focused on modes and zones of contact
between dominant and dominated groups , between persons of different and ...

Author: James F. Slevin

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015053485648

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 328

An assessment of the state of composition. In 13 essays, James Slevin argues toward a view of the discipline as a set of activities, not as an enclosed field of knowledge. Such a view broadens the meaning of the work of composition to include both teaching and learning, a two-way process.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Introducing English

Introducing English

Introducing English provides for meaningful experiences in the English -
speaking culture while the child is learning to ... this program PHILOSOPHY AND
METHOD LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGE LEARNING Introducing English is
based on ...

Author: Louise Lancaster

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173025437047

Category: Education, Bilingual

Page: 294

View: 237

Categories: Education, Bilingual

Introducing Language in Use

Introducing Language in Use

This is an essential coursebook for all introductory courses in English language, communication and linguistics. Visit the companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/merrison

Author: Andrew John Merrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134658022

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 456

View: 752

Introducing Language in Use, second edition, provides a lively and accessible introduction to the study of language and linguistics. Drawing on a vast range of data and examples of language in its many forms, this book provides students with the tools they need to analyse real language in diverse contexts. The second edition of this best-selling textbook has been fully revised and updated with entirely new chapters on Phonology and Sociolinguistics, two separate chapters on syntax and grammar, completely rewritten chapters on Multilingualism, Psycholinguistics and World Englishes, and a greater focus on corpus linguistics. Introducing Language in Use: covers all the core areas and topics of language study, including semiotics, communication, grammar, phonetics, phonology, words, semantics, variety in language, history of English, world Englishes, multilingualism, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, language acquisition, conversation analysis, pragmatics and politeness adopts a 'how to' approach, encouraging students to apply their knowledge as they learn it draws on examples of language from around the world in forms ranging from conversation to advertising and text messaging, always giving precedence to real language in use includes activities throughout the text and an extensive glossary of terms The book is supported by a companion website offering a wealth of additional resources including commentaries on the activities in the book, suggested further reading and references, links to useful websites, more texts to analyse, additional web activities, ‘fun with language’ exercises, discussion questions and an additional ‘Language in Education’ chapter. This is an essential coursebook for all introductory courses in English language, communication and linguistics. Visit the companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/merrison
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Frameworks of English

The Frameworks of English

The third edition of this popular textbook: • features a new chapter on how to approach accent and dialect variation in English throughout the world • includes both spoken and written examples of electronically mediated language • ...

Author: Kim Ballard

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137068330

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 413

View: 508

How does language work? What are the different elements? How do they all fit together? The Frameworks of English is a step-by-step guide through the various levels of language, describing the morphological, lexical, grammatical and phonological frameworks of contemporary English in a clear and logical way. Beginning with words as the building blocks of language, it investigates their internal structure and shows how words can be combined into larger and larger units, from phrases to sentences and beyond. The sound system of language is explored, covering the production of individual sounds as well as the features of syllable structure and connected speech. The third edition of this popular textbook: • features a new chapter on how to approach accent and dialect variation in English throughout the world • includes both spoken and written examples of electronically mediated language • offers updated suggestions for further reading and research • contains an expanded glossary of linguistic terminology to aid study With plenty of exercises and helpful cross-referencing The Frameworks of English covers everything that you need to know about linguistic structures.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Introducing Semantics

Introducing Semantics

`...an impressively wide - and relatively theory neutral - introduction to the field, whilst maintaining interest and clarity throughout.

Author: Nick Riemer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521851923

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 460

View: 462

`...an impressively wide - and relatively theory neutral - introduction to the field, whilst maintaining interest and clarity throughout. It is particularly strong in its use of cross-linguistic data from a wide variety of languages, which should appeal to those studying linguistics. Undergraduates will find it accessible and engaging, but there is also sufficient content to challenge more advanced students.' Bethan Davies, University of Leeds
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines