A Survey of Modern English (2nd Revised edition)

A Survey of Modern English (2nd Revised edition)

By: Michael Paetzold (author), Stephan E. Gramley (author)Hardback

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Fully revised and updated, the second edition of this authoritative guide is a comprehensive, scholarly and systematic review of modern English. In one volume the book presents a description of both the linguistic structure of present-day English and its geographical, social, gender, and ethnic variations. Covering new developments such as the impact of email on language and corpus-based grammars, this accessible text has been extensively rewritten and brings the survey of modern English right up to date. It also offers new examples and suggestions for further reading.

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Part I: English as a linguistic system Chapter One: Vocabulary; 1.1. Changes in Vocabulary 1.2. Words and Meaning 1.3. The Origin and Frequency of Words 1.4. Word Fields 1.5. Euphemisms and Word-Formation 1.6. New Meanings 1.7. Further Reading; Chapter Two: Words in Combination; 2.1. Cliches and Fixed Expressions 2.2. Pragmatic Idioms 2.3. Collocation 2.4. Binomials 2.5. Idioms 2.6. Proverbs and Commonplaces 2.7 Fixed Expressions in Texts 2.8. Further Reading; Chapter Three: The Pronunciation and Spelling of English 3.1 The Phonology of English 3.2 Segmental Sounds 3.3 The Consonants 3.4 The Vowels 3.5 Suprasegmentals 3.6 The Orthography 3.7 Further Reading; Chapter Four: Grammar 4.1 Word Classes 4.2 Functional Phases 4.3 Functional Sentence Elements 4.4 The Verb Phase (VP) 4.5 Nominalisation 4.6 catenation 4.8 The Clause. (Part contents).

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  • publication date: 16/10/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780415300346
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9780415300346
  • weight: 766
  • ISBN10: 0415300347
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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