An Introduction to English Language

Author: Koenraad Kuiper
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 9781137496881
Release Date: 2016-11-17
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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/

Uni Wissen Introduction to English Language Teaching

Author: Marita Schocker-von Ditfurth
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783129391068
Release Date: 2015-02-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Introduction to English Language Teaching offers a general view of all the major subjects in the teaching of foreign languages starting from linguistic abilities to questions of performance, learning and bilingual teaching as well as to a discussion of the initial work on forms. Introduction to English Language Teaching gibt einen Überblick über alle wesentlichen Themen des Fremdsprachenunterrichts - angefangen von den sprachlichen Fertigkeiten oder Fragen zur Leistungsbewertung, über biliguales Lehren und Lernen bis hin zur Diskussion grundschulspezifischer Arbeitsweisen.

An Introduction to English Language Teaching

Author: John Haycraft
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: UVA:X000575393
Release Date: 1978-01-01
Genre: Anglais (Langue) - Étude et enseignement - Allophones

This book is intended for those who have only limited training or experience in teaching English as as a foreign language and who want a general but practical introduction to the whole subject. Those who wish to do further reading on any aspect will find bibliographies giving details of more specialised books after each chapter. The book is based on material which has been used successfully on teacher training courses at International House in London. -- Back cover.

An introduction to English morphology

Author: Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
ISBN: UOM:39015055177466
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

What exactly are words? Are they the things that get listed in dictionaries, or are they the basic units of sentence structure? Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy explores the implications of these different approaches to words in English. He explains the various ways in which words are related to one another, and shows how the history of the English language has affected word structure. Topics include: words, sentences and dictionaries; a word and its parts (roots and affixes); a word and its forms (inflection); a word and its relatives (derivation); compound words; word structure; productivity; and the historical sources of English word formation.

The English Language

Author: Charles Barber
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521785707
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Introduction to the history of the English language, ranging from prehistory to the present day.

Uni Wissen Introduction to English Language Teaching

Author: Andreas Müller-Hartmann
Publisher: Klett Lerntraining
ISBN: 9783129391068
Release Date: 2015-02-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Introduction to English Language Teaching offers a general view of all the major subjects in the teaching of foreign languages starting from linguistic abilities to questions of performance, learning and bilingual teaching as well as to a discussion of the initial work on forms. Introduction to English Language Teaching gibt einen Überblick über alle wesentlichen Themen des Fremdsprachenunterrichts - angefangen von den sprachlichen Fertigkeiten oder Fragen zur Leistungsbewertung, über biliguales Lehren und Lernen bis hin zur Diskussion grundschulspezifischer Arbeitsweisen.

The English Language

Author: Simon Horobin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198709251
Release Date: 2018-01-18
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The English language is spoken by more than a billion people throughout the world. But where did English come from? And how has it evolved into the language used today?In this Very Short Introduction Simon Horobin investigates how we have arrived at the English we know today, and celebrates the way new speakers and new uses mean that it continues to adapt. Engaging with contemporary concerns about correctness, Horobin considers whether such changes areimprovements, or evidence of slipping standards. What is the future for the English language? Will Standard English continue to hold sway, or we are witnessing its replacement by newly emerging Englishes?ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

An Introduction to Old English

Author: Richard Hogg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195219481
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This accessible overview covers all the basic linguistic elements of Old English, including nouns, adjectives, verbs, syntax, word order, and vocabulary. Offering a unique study of Old English in context, it combines a wide variety of short texts with an up-to-date assessment of the forms of language that remain as the foundation of English today. Comparisons are drawn between Old and present-day English and also with other related languages such as Dutch, German, and French. Old English poetry and dialect variation are also discussed.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Author: Carola Surkamp
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783476044808
Release Date: 2018-03-24
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Diese Einführung in englischer Sprache präsentiert in 14 Kapiteln die grundlegenden Themen und Gegenstandsbereiche der Englischdidaktik. Gleichermaßen praxisnah wie theoretisch fundiert, behandelt der Band zentrale Prinzipien und Kompetenzbereiche eines modernen Fremdsprachenunterrichts. Ausgehend von den zentralen Akteur/innen (Lehrende und Lernende) und mit Blick auf die Teilbereiche der Sprach-, Literatur- und Kulturdidaktik werden zudem Vorschläge für den Einsatz unterschiedlicher Materialien und Medien diskutiert. Weitere Kapitel widmen sich den institutionellen Organisationsstrukturen und dem Bereich Assessment/Diagnose. Der Band erscheint in zweifarbiger Gestaltung, mit Definitionen und Beispielen sowie mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. This comprehensive introduction presents the fundamental topics and issues of TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) in 14 chapters. Integrating both profound theoretical and creative practical considerations, the central principles and competence domains of modern foreign language teaching are discussed. Starting with the main classroom agents (teachers and learners), the chapters outline a variety of content areas (language, literature, cultural issues) and thoroughly review materials, media and methods. Additional chapters are concerned with the historical development of English language teaching, its current institutional organisation as well as assessment and evaluation.

An Introduction to English Syntax

Author: Jim Miller
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 074861253X
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

In An Introduction to English Syntax, Jim Miller discusses the central concepts of syntax which are applied in a wide range of university courses, in business, in teaching and in speech therapy. The book deals with traditional concepts which have been greatly refined and extended over the past thirty years: what nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are and how they can be recognised; what a subordinate clause is and how different types of subordinate clause can be recognised; what subjects and objects are. The book draws out the connections between syntax and meaning; in particular, two chapters focus on topics such as tense, mood and voice which are central to the use of language and are of major importance in second language learning. They are also areas where meaning and grammar interconnect very closely. There is a final chapter on how sentences are combined in the creation of texts and on the role of various syntactic constructions in texts.* Coverage of central themes with a wide application outside the study of syntax* Explains basic concepts, supported by a glossary of technical terms* Exercises and sources for further reading provided

Introduction to English Syntax

Author: Rolf Kreyer
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 3631559615
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This book provides an overview of basic syntactic categories, analytical methods and theoretical frameworks that are needed for a comprehensive and systematic description and analysis of the syntax of English as it is spoken and written today. It is therefore useful for students of the English language but also for teachers who are looking for an overview of traditional syntactic analysis. In addition, the book explores various related aspects, such as syntactic variation, the relation between syntax and semantics, and psycholinguistic approaches to syntax. One focus throughout is to introduce the reader to the 'art' or science of syntactic argumentation. Almost all of the examples that are found in this book are drawn from language corpora - each syntactic concept, therefore, is exemplified by authentic language data.

An Introduction to English Phonetics

Author: Richard Ogden
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748625413
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

An introduction to the study of phonetics, with examples from varieties of English.