The English Language and Linguistics Companion


Author: Geoffrey Finch,Keith Allan,Georgina Heydon,Julie Bradshaw,Kate Burridge
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781403989710
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 368
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Interested in discovering how language works? Daunted by the prospect of studying linguistics at university? The English Language and Linguistics Companion is a tool-kit for the novice linguist. Integrating study skills with substantive coverage, it offers an innovative approach to the study of English language and linguistics, helping students see how their chosen discipline ‘fits together’. A one-stop resource, this practical and highly accessible guide: · Provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary approaches to the study of language and outlines the contribution of significant scholars to the development of the field · Introduces the core topics and concepts of linguistics and the study of language including: the study of the sounds used in human languages, the analysis of the structure of words, phrases, sentences, and longer texts, and the exploration of the ways in which meaning is expressed in language · Summarizes key issues in applied linguistics, including work in the areas of first and second language acquisition and forensic linguistics · Defines and illustrates the key terms and concepts in the discipline of linguistics · Offers practical advice on the skills required when studying linguistics and suggests a range of possible career pathways · Illustrates approaches to linguistic research and recommends resources for linguistic inquiry and the study of language Packed full of information and guidance, this is an essential resource for prospective linguistics students and anyone with an interest in the study of language.

The English Language and Linguistics Companion


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1349923958
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A Companion to the History of the English Language


Author: Haruko Momma,Michael Matto
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444302868
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 592
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A Companion to the History of the English Language addresses the linguistic, cultural, social, and literary approaches to language study. The first text to offer a complete survey of the field, this volume provides the most up-to-date insights of leading international scholars. An accessible reference to the history of the English language Comprises more than sixty essays written by leading international scholars Aids literature students in incorporating language study into their work Includes an historical survey of the English language, from its Germanic and Indo- European beginnings to modern British and American English Enriched with maps, diagrams, and illustrations from historical publications Introduces the latest scholarship in the field

Oxford Companion to the English Language


Author: Tom McArthur,Jacqueline Lam-McArthur,Lise Fontaine
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191073873
Category: Reference
Page: 768
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The Oxford Companion to the English Language provides an authoritative single-volume source of information about the English language. It is intended both for reference and for browsing. The first edition of this landmark Companion, published in 1998, adopted a strong international perspective, covering topics from Cockney to Creole, Aboriginal English to Caribbean English and a historical range from Chaucer to Chomsky, Latin to the World Wide Web. It succinctly described and discussed the English language at the end of the twentieth century, including its distribution and varieties, its cultural, political, and educational impact worldwide, its nature, origins, and prospects, and its pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, word-formation, and usage. This new edition notably focuses on World Englishes, English language teaching, English as an international language, and the effect of technological advances on the English language. More than 130 new entries include African American English, British Sign Language, China English, digital literacy, multimodality, social networking, superdiversity, and text messaging, among many others. It also includes new biographical entries on key individuals who have had an impact on the English language in recent decades, including Beryl (Sue) Atkins, Adam Kilgariff, and John Sinclair. It is an invaluable reference for English Language students, and fascinating reading for any general reader with an interest in language.

Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language


Author: Thomas Burns McArthur,Tom McArthur,Roshan McArthur
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0192806378
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 692
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Providing a single-volume source of information about the English language, this text takes in language examples from Cockney to Creole across a historical range from Chaucer to Chomsky.

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/

Old English

A Historical Linguistic Companion
Author: Roger Lass
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521458481
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 300
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Old English is a companion to Old English studies and to historical studies of early English in general. Professor Roger Lass makes accessible in a linguistically up-to-date and readable form the Indo-European and Germanic background to Old English, as well as what can be reconstructed about the resulting state of Old English itself. He bridges the gap between elementary Old English grammars and the major philological grammars and recent interpretations of Old English data.

A Companion to Baugh and Cable's A History of the English Language


Author: Thomas Cable
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113442535X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 176
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This comprehensive and accessible student workbook accompanies the fifth edition of Albert C. Baugh and Thomas Cable's History of the English Language. Each chapter in the workbook corresponds directly to a chapter in the textbook and offers exercises, review questions, extensive supplementary examples, additional explanations and a range of sample extracts taken from texts of different periods. An additional 'pre-chapter' on the sounds of English also provides phonetic information and exercises that will prove useful throughout the book. This third edition has been revised alongside the textbook and includes new exercises to accompany the sections on Gender Issues and Linguistic Change, and African American Vernacular English. This workbook is an invaluable companion for all History of English Language courses.

Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language


Author: Tom McArthur,Roshan McArthur
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 692
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From Sanscrit to Scouse, this is the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date single-volume source of information about the English language. Edited by one of the world's foremost authorities on the subject, this unique guide will be both essential for reference and fascinating forbrowsing. International perspective -- from Cockney to Creole, Aboriginal English to Zummerzet, Estuary English to Caribbean English Historical range -- from Beowulf to Ebonics, Chaucer to Chomsky, Latin to the World Wide Web Wide coverage of topics -- from Abbreviation to Zeugma, Shakespeare to split infinitive Substantial entries on key subjects such as African English, etymology, imperialism, Pidgin, poetry, psycholinguistics, sexism, and slang Box features include pieces on place-names, the evolution of the alphabet, the story of OK, borrowings into English, and the Internet

Introducing English Language

A Resource Book for Students
Author: Louise Mullany,Peter Stockwell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135161852
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 320
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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/

The Routledge Companion to English Studies


Author: Constant Leung,Brian V Street
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317918924
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 520
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English is now a global phenomenon no longer defined by fixed territorial, cultural and social functions. The Routledge Companion to English Studies provides an authoritative overview of the subject area. Taking into account the changing conceptualisations of English, this Companion considers both historical trajectories and contemporary perspectives whilst also showcasing the state-of-the-art contributions made by the established scholars of the field. The Routledge Companion to English Studies: provides a set of broad perspectives on English as a subject of study and research highlights the importance of the link between English and other languages within the concepts of multilingualism and polylingualism investigates the use of language in communication through the medium of digital technology covering key issues such as Digital Literacies, Multimodal Literacies and Games and Broadcast Language explores the role of English in education taking account of social, ethnographic and global perspectives on pedagogical issues. This collection of thirty-four newly commissioned articles provides a comprehensive and up-to-date picture of the dynamic and diverse field of English Studies and will be an invaluable text for advanced students and researchers in this area.

Word of Mouth

A New Introduction to Language and Communication
Author: Geoffrey Finch
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137328916
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 256
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The study of language has evolved dramatically over the last thirty years. We know more about language use and development than ever before. But many of these new ideas can challenge our notions of identity and our sense of uniqueness. Word of Mouth introduces these ideas and explores the power of words to shape and influence our lives. The book starts with a discussion of the evolution of language and then goes on to examine major areas in the field of language study: communication, media, social function, grammatical structure and psychology. Each chapter begins by considering our everyday encounter with language and then develops a view of the subject which fits with our experience as inhabitants of the 21st century. This fully revised and updated edition contains new material throughout, including more discussion of the possible origins of language, the impact of digital media and the study of politeness. With a fresh, engaging and jargon-free approach to the subject, the book is an enjoyable and intellectually exciting exploration of language. This new edition of Word of Mouth is the ideal introductory guide to language for both general readers and students.

The Bloomsbury Companion to M. A. K. Halliday


Author: Jonathan J. Webster
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441197583
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 464
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The Bloomsbury Companion to M. A. K. Halliday is a comprehensive and accessible reference resource to one of the world's leading and most influential linguists. Born in 1925, Halliday is the figure most responsible for the development of systemic functional linguistics (SFL). The impact of his work extends beyond linguistics, into the study of stylistics, computation linguistics, visual narrative and multimodal communication. He is considered a founder of the field of social semiotics. Written by leading figures in the field, the volume provides readers with an authoritative overview of his early career, his most important theoretical findings and how his work has influenced linguistics as a discipline. From the publishers of his 'Collected Works' and 'The Essential Halliday', this is another must have book underlining Halliday's era-defining impact on the field of linguistics.

The Oxford Guide to Etymology


Author: Philip Durkin
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191618780
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 360
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This practical introduction to word history investigates every aspect of where words come from and how they change. Philip Durkin, chief etymologist of the Oxford English Dictionary, shows how different types of evidence can shed light on the myriad ways in which words change in form and meaning. He considers how such changes can be part of wider linguistic processes, or be influenced by a complex mixture of social and cultural factors. He illustrates every point with a wide range of fascinating examples. Dr Durkin investigates folk etymology and other changes which words undergo in everyday use. He shows how language families are established, how words in different languages can have a common ancester, and the ways in which the latter can be distinguished from words introduced through language contact. He examines the etymologies of the names of people and places. His focus is on English but he draws many examples from languages such as French, German, and Latin which cast light on the pre-histories of English words. The Oxford Guide to Etymology is reliable, readable, instructive, and enjoyable. Everyone interested in the history of words will value this account of an endlessly fascinating subject.

Introduction to Old English


Author: Richard Hogg
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 074868946X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 176
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An student's introduction to the first centuries in the history of the English language.

Bloomsbury Companion to Systemic Functional Linguistics


Author: M.A.K. Halliday,Jonathan J. Webster
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441133178
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 320
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The Continuum Companion to Systemic Functional Linguistics is designed to be the essential one-volume resource for students and researchers. The book includes: introduction to the field by M A K Halliday; comprehensive introduction to methodology and issues; definitions of key terms; outlines of research areas; guide to researching systemic functional linguistics; bibliography of key readings. Comprehensive and accessible, this Continuum Companion will be the essential guide for students and researchers of systemic functional linguistics.

Linguistics

A Guide to the Reference Literature
Author: Anna L. DeMiller
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563086199
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 396
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Thoroughly revised and updated with some 500 new entries- including the addition of pertinent Internet sites-this is the only bibliographic guide to information sources for linguistics. Coverage spans from 1957 to the present, and DeMiller's detailed citations describe and evaluate each work, often offering comparisons to similar titles. Essential to the research and study of general or theoretical linguistics, the book is also indispensable in related areas.

The Continuum Companion to Second Language Acquisition


Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441199225
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 384
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The Bloomsbury Companion to Second Language Acquisition is designed to be the essential one-volume resource for advanced students and academics. It offers a comprehensive reference resource: it features an overview of key topics in SLA as well the key research methods. It then goes on to look at current research areas and new directions in the field by examining key relationships in the field, including the relationship between first and second language acquisition and the relationship between L2 input and L2 output. It is a complete resource for postgraduate students and researchers working within second language acquisition and applied linguistics.

Introduction to English Morphology


Author: Alexander Tokar
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9783631618417
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 239
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Morphology is the branch of linguistics that studies the internal structure of words, word-formation mechanisms that give rise to new words, and mechanisms that produce wordforms of existing words. Intended as a companion for students of English language and linguistics at both B.A. and M.A. levels, this textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the entire field of English morphology, including English word-formation and English inflectional morphology. The textbook discusses not only basic introductory issues requiring no prior background in linguistics but also fairly controversial theoretical issues which different linguists treat in a different way. As in the previous volumes of the TELL Series, most of the analyses are illustrated with authentic language data, i.e. examples drawn from language corpora like the Corpus of Contemporary American English and British National Corpus.

A Companion to Teaching of English


Author: B. Salim
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788171569908
Category:
Page: 222
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The Book, A Companion To Teaching Of English Is Designed To Attract The Students And Teachers To The Seminal Art Of The Teaching Of English As A Second Language. It Encompasses Various Aspects Of The Language, In Brief. It Will Guide The Students In Preparing For The Examination In Teaching Of English.