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 Debate in Asia


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

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.

The Earliest English

An Introduction to Old English Language
Author: Chris Mccully,Sharon Hilles
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317876989
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 328
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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 the Old English Language and Its Literature


Author: Stephen Pollington
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 59
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The purpose of this general introduction to Old English is not to deal with the teaching of Old English but to dispel some misconceptions about the language and to give an outline of its structure and its literature. Old English tends to be associated with universities and it is, perhaps, because of this that it is commonly believed to be a particularly difficult language to learn. In fact Old English is a less complex and more modern language than Latin. It is also a beautiful language to speak, and hear spoken, and will reward those who take the trouble to learn it. Many of the Old English manuscripts that have survived the ravages of time give a fascinating insight into English society during what is often, mistakenly, called the Dark Ages. The subject matter of the manuscripts, which vary widely (e.g. laws, riddles), are also important in what they reveal about the origins of English institutions and attitudes.

Language in Society

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Author: Suzanne Romaine
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198731922
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 268
View: 1957
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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.

Reading-book for the English Language

With an Introduction to English Grammar, for the Use of Schools and Private Students
Author: J. O** S**
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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An Introduction to the Study of English Grammar


Author: Samuel Stillman Greene
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English language
Page: 240
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Elements of the English Language

An Introduction to the Study of Grammar and Composition. For Common Schools
Author: Bernard Bigsby
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English language
Page: 155
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A Practical Grammar of the English Language, Or, An Introduction to Composition

In which the Constructions are Classified Into Predications and Phrases
Author: Edward Hazen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English language
Page: 239
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An Introduction to English Morphology. A Textbook for Advanced University Students of Linguistics


Author: Ali Alhaj
Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing
ISBN: 3954898950
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 88
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The experience of having taught English language and morphology – syntax in particular – for more than seven years convinced the author that students of linguistics and translation mostly need a solid grounding in the course of morphology and syntax. Once they have a basic understanding of these two important areas, they have little trouble mastering English language as a whole. Hence, both morphology and syntax are important parts of linguistic knowledge and constitute a component of student's mental grammar. Of Course, the more courses are required of students within their discipline, the more they can benefit from the fields inside their major. Such factors often help students develop a positive attitude towards linguistics to be sensitized to the morphological and syntactic system of the language while being exposed to both morphology and syntax, and especially in an unfamiliar area. Obviously, an introductory book such as this has several limitations. First, there are entire subbranches of morphology and syntax that are not included. In terms of content, this book delimits both its scope and audience by shedding new light on a subject the problems and obscurities of which look inexhaustible. Therefore, a book of this kind is an attempt to, on the one hand, to make morphology and syntax – which usually appear to be incredible complicated at first glance – easier and, on the other hand, keep the standard high so that even postgraduate students can benefit from it; because the author strongly believes that students learn best by “doing” exercises, and, to this end,he has added dozens of practice exercises. In general, these require more research or analysis beyond what can be accomplished within a single classroom period. These exploratory exercises can also form the basis for short papers. Therefore, the book can be of immense help not only to students of linguistics and translation, but also to professors of linguistics and translation and research supervisors as well as advisors around the globe and in the Arab world in particular.

An Introduction to Old English


Author: Richard Hogg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195219487
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 163
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This accessible overview covers all the basic linguistic elements of Old English, including nouns, adjectives, verbs, syntax, word order, and vocabulary. Offering a unique study of Old English in context, it combines a wide variety of short texts with an up-to-date assessment of the forms of language that remain as the foundation of English today. Comparisons are drawn between Old and present-day English and also with other related languages such as Dutch, German, and French. Old English poetry and dialect variation are also discussed.

An Introduction to English Grammar


Author: Sidney Greenbaum,Gerald Nelson
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780582437418
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 309
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English Language and its usage have become extremely emotive issues in recent years. Recurring discussions in the media have highlighted a growing demand for a return to the study of language after decades of neglect. "An Introduction to English Grammar "is one of several successful grammars on the linguistics list with the first edition selling extremely well. The book is an introductory descriptive survey, intended for students, teachers and general readers which offers coverage of grammatical topics with sections on spelling, punctuation and exercises. Clear and concise, this much needed second edition will be of immense value to students who have little or no experience of studying English grammar.

An Introduction to English Syntax


Author: Jim Miller,James Edward Miller
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748612536
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

Varieties of English

An Introduction to the Study of Languages
Author: N.A
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 134918134X
Category:
Page: 222
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An introduction to English morphology

words and their structure
Author: Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
ISBN: N.A
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.

An Introduction to English Grammar


Author: Gerald Nelson,Sidney Greenbaum
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317863968
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 296
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An Introduction to English grammar provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of English grammar, and can be used in the classroom, for self-study, or as a reference book. The book is organised in two parts – on grammar and its applications – and provides everything a beginning student needs to get to grips with the theory and practice of English usage, including sections on style, punctuation and spelling. This third edition has been fully revised and updated to include an expanded section on English in Use, usage notes highlighting common errors, updated exercises, a glossary and a companion website with further graded exercises.

The English Studies Book

An Introduction to Language, Literature and Culture
Author: Rob Pope
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134795459
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 448
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The English Studies Book is uniquely designed to support students and teachers working across the full range of language, literature and culture. Combining the functions of study guide, critical dictionary and text anthology, it has rapidly established itself as a core text on a wide variety of degree programmes nationally and internationally. Revised and updated throughout, features of the second edition include: * a new prologue addressing changes and challenges in English Studies * substantial entries on over 100 key critical and theoretical terms, from 'absence' and 'author' to 'text' and 'versification' - with new entries on 'creative writing', 'travel writing' and 'translation' * practical introductions to all the major theoretical approaches, with new sections on aesthetics, ethics, ecology and sexuality * a rich anthology of literary and related texts from Anglo-Saxon to Afro-Caribbean, with fresh selections representing the sonnet, haiku, slave narratives and science fiction, and with additional texts by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Charles Darwin, Ian McEwan, Margaret Atwood, Amy Tan and others * handy frameworks and checklists for close reading, research, essay writing and other textual activities, including use of the Internet.

An Introduction to English Phonology


Author: April M. S. McMahon
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748612512
Category: Bibles
Page: 148
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An Introduction to English Phonology introduces undergraduates to the basic tools and concepts necessary for the outline description of English phonological systems and processes. By working through the book and the various exercises included, students should come to understand the need for a dedicated system of description and transcription for speech sounds, and for a degree of phonological abstraction. They should learn to carry out elementary, broad phonetic transcription, and be able to establish contrastive vowel and consonant systems for their own varieties and to express simple generalisations reflecting the productive and predictable patterns of English sounds.* designed for a one-term or one-semester introductory course in English Language* suitable for both native and non-native speakers of English* emphasis on varieties of modern English around the world* an essentially theory-neutral approach, with the concepts central to the practice of phonology clearly explained