An Introduction to English Language

Author: Koenraad Kuiper,W. Scott Allan
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 1137496886
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 448
View: 7968
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:

Introduction to English Semantics and Pragmatics

Author: Patrick Griffiths
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748626883
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 208
View: 9934
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.

Introduction to English Phonetics

Author: Richard Ogden
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 1474411789
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 240
View: 2668
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.

An Introduction to English Language Teaching

Author: John Haycraft
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Category: Anglais (Langue) - Étude et enseignement - Allophones
Page: 146
View: 6557
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 Language Debate in Asia

Author: Brendan M. Howe
Publisher: Ewha Womans University Press
ISBN: 9788973006311
Category: Debates and debating
Page: 202
View: 5416

An Introduction to English Morphology

Words and Their Structure
Author: Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781474428972
Category: English language
Page: 172
View: 1850
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. Requiring no prior linguistic training, this textbook is suitable for undergraduate students of English - literature or language - and provides a sound basis for further linguistic study.

Analysing Sentences

An Introduction to English Syntax
Author: Noel Burton-Roberts
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317293835
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 278
View: 3299
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.

The Earliest English

An Introduction to Old English Language
Author: Chris Mccully,Sharon Hilles
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317876970
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 328
View: 8060
The Earliest English provides a student-friendly introduction to Old English and the earliest periods of the history of the English Language as it evolved before 1215. Using non-technical language, the book covers basic terminology, the linguistic and cultural backgrounds to the emergence and development of OE, and the OE vocabulary that students studying this phase of the English language need to know. In eight carefully structured units, the authors show how the vocabulary of Old English contains many items familiar to us today; how its characteristic poetic form is based on a beautiful and intricate simplicity; how its patterns of word building and inflectional structure are paralleled in several present day languages and how and why the English language and its literature continued to change so that by the mid-12th century the English language looks more like the 'English' that we are familiar with in the 21st century. Features of the book include: the provision of accessible guides to some important 'problem topics' of classical OE stimulating cross-linguistic comparisons, e.g. the pronoun system of OE as compared with the pronoun system of present day Dutch cleverly laid out translation exercises, with structural help in the form of selective glossaries careful division into eight units, designed for both classroom use and self-study Written in a clear and accessible manner, The Earliest English provides a comprehensive introduction to the evolution of Old English language and literature, and will be an invaluable textbook for students of English Language and Linguistics.

An Introduction to English Sentence Structure International Student Edition

Author: Andrew Radford
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521157307
Page: 466
View: 2495
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 Syntax

Author: Jim Miller
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748633626
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 224
View: 9804
REVIEW FROM PREVIOUS EDITION: 'A slim and useful student textbook for English Syntax. Although most of the examples are from English, the book introduces general concepts which provide the necessary tools for a basic syntactic analysis of any language. The book concentrates on topics that will remain useful to the student who does not go on to study linguistics but, say, literature or EFL teaching.' - The Year's Work in English StudiesIn this revised and fully updated new edition of his popular textbook, Jim Miller discusses the central concepts of syntax which are applied in a wide range of university courses, in business communication, in teaching and in speech therapy. The book deals with concepts which are central to traditional grammar but have been greatly refined over the past forty years: parts of speech and how to recognise them, constructions and their interrelationships, subordinate clauses and how to recognise the different types, subjects and objects, Agents and Patients and other roles. The book draws out the connections between syntax and meaning and between syntax and discourse; in particular, a new chapter focuses on the analysis of discourse and the final chapter deals with tense, aspect and voice, topics which are central to the construction of texts and are of major importance in second language learning. They are also areas where meaning and grammar interconnect very closely.Key FeaturesCoverage of central themes with a wide application outside the study of syntaxExplains basic concepts, supported by a glossary of technical termsExercises and sources for further reading provided.

An Introduction to English Grammar

Author: Gerald Nelson,Sidney Greenbaum
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317518586
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 350
View: 2430
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.

Introduction to English Language

Author: Norman Francis Blake
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349228699
Category: English language
Page: 190
View: 3226
An introductory coursebook for English Language A- and A/S-level students on any of the examination courses. The sections cover all the topics of study set by the examination boards, including grammar, language analysis, language acquisition, language varieties and change, and language and society.

An Introduction to English Phonology, April McMahon

Author: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Bukupedia
ISBN: 0748612513
Category: Bibles
Page: 159
View: 6802
Textbook on the English Language

Varieties of English

An Introduction to the Study of Language
Author: David Langford,Dennis Freeborn
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349227234
Category: English language
Page: 282
View: 2213

Introduction to English Sociolinguistics

Author: Graeme Trousdale
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748630007
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 168
View: 3632
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.

An Introduction to the English Language and Learning

With a Preface ...
Author: Benjamin Martin
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 6945

Patterns of Spoken English

An Introduction to English Phonetics
Author: Gerald Knowles
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317887751
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 274
View: 9601
First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Working with Words

An Introduction to English Linguistics
Author: Miguel Fuster Márquez
Publisher: Universitat de València
ISBN: 8437085799
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 400
View: 869
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.

An Introduction to English Runes

Author: R. I. Page
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9780851159461
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 249
View: 2086
Introduction to the use of runes as a practical script for a variety of purposes in Anglo-Saxon England.

Introduction to International Varieties of English

Author: Laurie Bauer
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 1474400450
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 144
View: 1339
This book looks at native speaker varieties of English, considering how and why they differ in terms of their pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and spelling. It shows how the major national varieties of English have developed, why similar causes have given rise to different effects in different parts of the world, and how the same problems of description arise in relation to all 'colonial' Englishes.It covers varieties of English spoken in Britain, the USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the Falkland Islands.Key FeaturesIntroductory text, presupposes a minimum of previous knowledgeFocuses on common traits rather than on individual varietiesInformed by latest research on dialect mixingExercises included with each chapterReferences for further reading in each chapter