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An Introduction to English Language: Word, Sound and Sentence

An Introduction to English Language: Word, Sound and Sentence

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  • ISBN-13: 9780230208001
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date: Aug 15, 2010
  • Edition: 3
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 1.0 x 10.0 x 8.0 inches

Overview

How does the English language work? If you are interested in discovering the answer to this question, then An Introduction to English Language is the ideal place to start. Written in a clear, lively, and easy-to-follow style, this introductory textbook is based around three core topics of linguistic study:

WORD: English words, how they fit into sentences, their internal structure, their meaning and how they make up vocabularies for various purposes.
SOUND: the sound systems of English, its phonetics and phonology, and English intonation and stress patterns.
SENTENCE: English sentence structure and introductory English grammar.

Packed with classroom tested examples and graded exercises, the third edition of this popular book features:

* a multimedia companion website, containing Powerpoint slides, mini-lectures, quizzes and downloadable audio files to aid study
* new material on language variation and change, including more examples of regional dialects, and extra material on New Englishes
* a new introduction to linguistics as a subject, familiarizing students with key issues and topics.

Carefully designed as a course-book for either group or individual study, An Introduction to English Language remains an essential text for students and teachers of English language and introductory linguistics.


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