An Introduction to English Language: Word, Sound and Sentence (3rd Revised edition)

An Introduction to English Language: Word, Sound and Sentence (3rd Revised edition)

By: Koenraad Kuiper (author), W. Scott Allan (author)Hardback

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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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KOENRAAD KUIPER is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. The late W. SCOTT ALLAN was sometime Senior Lecturer in the Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.


Preface to the Third Edition Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First Edition Acknowledgements Abbreviations and Symbols The International Phonetic Alphabet Introduction: What is a Language? PART I: WORDS The Form and Function of Words Word Meanings and Vocabularies PART II: SOUNDS Speech Sounds The Phonology of English Syllables and Suprasegmentals PART III: SENTENCES The Structure of Simple Sentences Complex Syntax Further Exercises Glossary Further Reading Electronic Resources Answers to Exercises Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/07/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780230208001
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 392
  • ID: 9780230208001
  • weight: 900
  • ISBN10: 0230208002
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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