An Introduction to English Language

Author: Koenraad Kuiper,W. Scott Allan

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 1137496886

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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Have you ever noticed something unusual about vocabulary or pronunciation and wanted to know more? Have you ever wondered how the building blocks of language fit together? Do you want to understand the different ways speakers of English communicate with each other? Back for its fourth edition, An Introduction to English Language is essential reading for students of English language and linguistics. Combining accessibility with depth, it is a textbook that assumes no prior knowledge and will serve as an ideal companion for anybody approaching this subject for the first time. This revised and updated fourth edition of An Introduction to English Language: • Is packed with fresh material, including a brand new chapter on pragmatics • Includes a range of in-text activities and exercises for practicing what you've learned as you go • Is accompanied by an interactive ebook which allows you to access media resources while you're on the move. The book's learning materials (including Powerpoint slides, downloadable sound files and video tutorials) are also freely available on the book's companion website: https://he.palgrave.com/companion/Kuiper-and-Allan-An-Introduction-To-English-Language/

An Introduction to English Language Teaching

Author: John Haycraft

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anglais (Langue) - Étude et enseignement - Allophones

Page: 146

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This book is intended for those who have only limited training or experience in teaching English as as a foreign language and who want a general but practical introduction to the whole subject. Those who wish to do further reading on any aspect will find bibliographies giving details of more specialised books after each chapter. The book is based on material which has been used successfully on teacher training courses at International House in London. -- Back cover.

An Introduction to English Sentence Structure International Student Edition

Author: Andrew Radford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521157307

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Page: 466

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This outstanding resource for students offers a step-by-step, practical introduction to English syntax and syntactic principles, as developed by Chomsky over the past 15 years. Assuming little or no prior background in syntax, Andrew Radford outlines the core concepts and how they can be used to describe various aspects of English sentence structure. This is an abridged version of Radford's major new textbook Analysing English Sentences (also published by Cambridge University Press), and will be welcomed as a handy introduction to current syntactic theory.

Introduction to English Semantics and Pragmatics

Author: Patrick Griffiths

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748626883

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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An introduction to the linguistic study of meaning, this book outlines the meaning potential (semantics) of English and how language knowledge is put to use (pragmatics). As well as gaining a systematic overview of meaning in English, readers can learn how to argue for analyses. Among the significant concepts introduced are denotation, sense relations, event types, explicature, implicature, presupposition, metaphor, reference, speech acts and (at an elementary level) Generalised Quantifier Theory. Sense relations--such as antonymy and hyponymy--are presented as summarising patterns of entailment. The sense of a word is seen as the contributions it makes to the entailments carried by sentences.

An Introduction to English Grammar

Author: Gerald Nelson,Sidney Greenbaum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317518586

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 350

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An Introduction to English Grammar provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of English grammar. The first part of the book (‘The Grammar’) provides a step-by-step introduction to the key topics in English grammar. The second part (‘The Applications’) shows how a grasp of these topics can be helpful in resolving usage problems, in developing a clear writing style, and in mastering punctuation and spelling. A whole chapter, ‘English in Use’, is devoted to illustrating the grammatical features of a wide range of modern text types, including emails, Facebook pages, and ‘tweets’. It also looks at the special grammatical features of English in everyday conversation. Each chapter is followed by two sets of exercises. The first set can be used in self-study or in the classroom. The second set deals with more advanced topics, and can be used for classroom discussion or essay writing. This fourth edition has been fully revised and updated and includes: clearer descriptions and improved presentation new material on word structure and word formation new exercises, examples and extracts updated further reading Assuming no prior knowledge of English grammar, this book is ideal for beginning students on a one-semester course and provides everything a student needs on the theory and practice of English usage. A comprehensive Glossary of grammatical terms is included and a website provides invaluable additional exercises.

An Introduction to English Syntax

Author: Jim Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 190

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In An Introduction to English Syntax, Jim Miller discusses the central concepts of syntax which are applied in a wide range of university courses, in business, in teaching and in speech therapy. The book deals with traditional concepts which have been greatly refined and extended over the past thirty years: what nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are and how they can be recognised; what a subordinate clause is and how different types of subordinate clause can be recognised; what subjects and objects are. The book draws out the connections between syntax and meaning; in particular, two chapters focus on topics such as tense, mood and voice which are central to the use of language and are of major importance in second language learning. They are also areas where meaning and grammar interconnect very closely. There is a final chapter on how sentences are combined in the creation of texts and on the role of various syntactic constructions in texts.* Coverage of central themes with a wide application outside the study of syntax* Explains basic concepts, supported by a glossary of technical terms* Exercises and sources for further reading provided

The Elements of English

An Introduction to the Principles of the Study of Language

Author: William Branford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317420659

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 206

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First published in 1967, this book was based on new descriptions of English emerging from recent research. It provides an introduction to the study of the English language for the first-year university student. It will also be invaluable to all those concerned with the teaching and learning of English as a foreign or second language, particularly the teacher in training and the university student.

Introduction to English Sociolinguistics

Author: Graeme Trousdale

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748630007

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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Designed for beginning undergraduates studying for degrees in English, this textbook provides an introduction to a range of sociolinguistic theories and the insights they provide for a greater understanding of varieties of English, past and present. Drawing on both qualitative and quantitative approaches to sociolinguistic variation, the book provides a systematic overview such topics as:*'English' as a social and as a linguistic concept*English speech communities*Social and regional dialectology in relation to varieties of English*English historical sociolinguistics, from Old English to late Modern English*Sociolinguistics and change in English*Outcomes of contact involving varieties of English*English and language planning*English, sociolinguistics and linguistic theory.The book contains data drawn from studies of English as it is used around the world. Throughout, there is an emphasis on facilitating a deeper understanding of linguistic variation in English and the social, political and cultural contexts in which speakers and writers of English operate.

Working with Words

An Introduction to English Linguistics

Author: Miguel Fuster Márquez

Publisher: Universitat de València

ISBN: 8437085799

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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Aquest volum intenta oferir als estudiants matriculats en el Grau d'Estudis Anglesos un manual de base que els introduïsca en l'estudi de les principals matèries. Un manual amb materials pràctics de treball i continguts que responen a les necessitats d'una contínua actualització de l'ensenyament de llengües estrangeres en una perspectiva empírica i teòrica, i que al mateix temps recull i integra els principals corrents científics dels estudis anglesos, tenint en compte les directrius introduïdes per l'Espai Europeu d'Educació Superior. La novetat d'aquest manual resideix a oferir a la xarxa i a la disposició de qualsevol usuari informació relacionada amb el contingut del llibre; textos, exercicis autocorrectius i activitats. Un espai que convida els usuaris a participar enviant les seves propostes per a publicar-les i poder-les compartir.

Introduction to English Phonetics

Author: Richard Ogden

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474411789

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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The second edition of this distinguished textbook introduces undergraduates to the concepts, terminology and representations needed for an understanding of how English is pronounced around the world. Assuming no prior knowledge, this textbook guides the reader through the vocal tract and explains how the sounds of speech are made, offering an accessible and expanded introduction to areas including transcription, vowels and acoustic analysis. As far as possible, it uses naturally-occurring conversational speech so that readers are familiar with the details of everyday talk (and not just the careful pronunciations presented in dictionaries.) The book also includes a new concluding chapter that works through a piece of spoken data to show the reader how a more complete phonetic analysis can be conducted. Examples are taken from around the English-speaking world, including North America, Australia, New Zealand and varieties of British English. The book takes an open-minded approach to what sounds of English might be significant for making meaning, and highlights the significance of word meaning, morphology, sociolinguistics and conversational interaction in phonetic analysis.

Analysing Sentences

An Introduction to English Syntax

Author: Noel Burton-Roberts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317293835

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

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This highly successful text has long been considered the standard introduction to the practical analysis of English sentence structure. It covers key concepts such as constituency, category and functions, and also utilises tree diagrams throughout to help the reader visualise the structure of sentences. In this fourth edition, Analysing Sentences has been thoroughly revised and now features a brand new companion website with additional activities and exercises for students and an answer book for the in-text exercises for professors. The extra activities on the website give students practice in identifying syntactic phenomena in running text and will help to deepen understanding of this topic. Accessible and clear, this book is the perfect textbook for readers coming to this topic for the first time. Featuring many in-text, end-of-chapter and Further Exercises, it is suitable for self-directed study as well as for use as core reading on courses.

Language in Society

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Author: Suzanne Romaine

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198731922

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 268

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Language in Society provides a clear, lively, and accessible introduction to the field of sociolinguistics, emphasizing the constant interaction between society and language. The text discusses both traditional and recent issues such as language and social class, language and gender, language and education, pidgins and creoles, and language change, and it shows how our linguistic choices are motivated by social factors and how certain ways of speaking come to be vested with symbolic value. Examples draw on studies of cultures and languages all over the world, including Romaine's own extensive fieldwork in Papua New Guinea, Hawai'i, and the UK.

An Introduction to English Morphology

Words and Their Structure

Author: Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748613267

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 151

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What exactly are words? Are they the things that get listed in dictionaries, or are they the basic units of sentence structure? Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy explores the implications of these different approaches to words in English. He explains the various ways in which words are related to one another, and shows how the history of the English language has affected word structure. Topics include: words, sentences and dictionaries; a word and its parts (roots and affixes); a word and its forms (inflection); a word and its relatives (derivation); compound words; word structure; productivity; and the historical sources of English word formation.

Lessons in Language

An Introduction to the Study of English Grammar

Author: Hiram Hadley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: 108

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An Introduction to the Grammar of English

Revised edition

Author: Elly van Gelderen

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027288623

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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It has been eight years since An Introduction to the Grammar of English was first published. The second edition is completely revised and greatly expanded, especially where texts, example sentences, exercises, and cartoons are concerned. It continues to provide a very lively and clearly written textbook. The book introduces basic concepts of grammar in a format which inspires the reader to use linguistic arguments. The style of the book is engaging and examples from poetry, jokes, and puns illustrate grammatical concepts. The focus is on syntactic analysis and evidence. However, special topic sections contribute sociolinguistic and historical reasons behind prescriptive rules such as the bans on split infinitives, dangling participles, and preposition stranding. The book is written for undergraduate students and structured for a semester-long course. It provides exercises, keys to those exercises, and sample exams. It also includes a comprehensive glossary. A basic website will be kept up at http://www.public.asu.edu/~gelderen/grammar.htm.