How English Works A Linguistic Introduction

ISBN-10: 0321121880

ISBN-13: 9780321121882

Edition: 2006

List price: $96.20
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This accessible introduction to the structure of English,nbsp;general theories in linguistics, andnbsp;important issues in sociolinguistics, is the first text written specifically for English and Education majors.nbsp;This engagingnbsp;introductory language/linguistics textbook provides more extensive coverage of issues of particular interest to English majors and future English instructors. It invites all students to connect academic linguistics to the everyday use of the English language around them. The bookrsquo;s approach taps studentsrsquo; natural curiosity about the English language.nbsp;Through exercises and discussion questions about ongoing changes in English,How English Worksasks students to become active participants in the construction of linguistic knowledge.
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Book details

List price: $96.20
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/5/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

A Language Like English
The Story of Aks
Language, Language Everywhere
The Power of Language
Name Calling
Judging by Ear
A Puzzle: What Makes Us Hear an Accent?
The System of Language
Arbitrariness and Systematicity
A Scholar to Know: Ferdinand de Saussure
Human Language vs. Animal Communication
Birds and Bees
Language and Society: Relevance of Brain Size
Chimps and Bonobos
Distinctive Characteristics of Human Language
The Process of Language Change
A Puzzle: Do Languages Have Families
Mechanics of Language Change
Progress or Decay?
Attitudes about Language Change
Special Focus: Evolution of Human Language
Suggested Reading
Language and Authority
Who Is in Control?
Language Academies
Language Academies
Language Mavens
Defining Standard English
Descriptive versus Prescriptive Grammar Rules
Case Study One: Double Negatives
Case Study Two: Ain't
Case Study Three: Who/Whom
Spoken versus Written Language
A Puzzle: Which Is More Permanent
The Written or the Spoken Word
Language and Society: Are We Losing Our Memories
Dictionaries of English
The Earliest Dictionaries of English
The Beginnings of Modern Lexicography
Historical Lexicography
American Lexicography
A Question to Discuss: Should Dictionaries Ever Prescribe
English Grammar, Usage, and Style
The Earliest Usage Books
Prescriptive vs
Descriptive Tendencies in Grammars of English
Modern Approaches to English Usage
Special Focus: Corpus Linguistics
Origins of Corpus Linguistics
Corpora Linguistics in the Twenty-first Century
Suggested Reading
English Phonology
Definitions of Phonetics and Phonology
The Anatomy of Speech
The International Phonetic Alphabet
English Consonants
A Puzzle: Does English Have Initial/�/?
Language Variation at Work: Who Drops Their g's?
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