9780321121882

How English Works : A Linguistic Introduction

  • ISBN 13:

    9780321121882

  • ISBN 10:

    0321121880

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/2006
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

This accessible introduction to the structure of English, general theories in linguistics, and important issues in sociolinguistics, is the first text written specifically for English and Education majors. This engaging 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 bookrs"s approach taps studentsrs" natural curiosity about the English language. 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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