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English linguistics [electronic resource] : a coursebook for students of English / by Thomas Herbst.

By: Herbst, Thomas, 1953-.
Contributor(s): Walter de Gruyter & Co.
Material type: TextTextSeries: De Gruyter textbook: Publisher: Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter Mouton, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xv, 368 p. : ill.).ISBN: 9783110215489 (electronic bk.); 3110215489 (electronic bk.); 1283398443; 9781283398442.Subject(s): Language and languages | English language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers | Linguistics | FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / English as a Second LanguageGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: English linguistics.DDC classification: 428.2/4 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Frontmatter; Contents; Preface; 1. Facts about English; 2. Principles of modern linguistics; 3. Language, intuition and corpora; 4. The sounds of English: phonetics; 5. Phonology; 6. Phonetic "reality"; 7. Contrastive aspects of phonetics and phonology; 8. Morphology; 9. Word formation; 10. Phraseology; 11. Syntax: traditional grammar; 12. Valency theory and case grammar; 13. Theories of grammar and language acquisition; 14. Semantics: meaning, reference and denotation; 15. Meaning relations; 16. Ways of describing meaning; 17. Pragmatics; 18. Texts; 19. Variation in language
Summary: The book introduces the reader to the central areas of English linguistics. The main sections are: the English language and linguistics - sounds - meaning-carrying units - sentences: models of grammar - meaning - utterances - variation. Notably, the book is written from a foreign student's perspective of the English language, i.e. aspects relevant to foreign language teaching receive particular attention. A great deal of emphasis is put on the insights to be gained from the analysis of corpora, especially with respect to the idiomatic character of language (idiom principle, valency approach).
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [332]-364) and index.

The book introduces the reader to the central areas of English linguistics. The main sections are: the English language and linguistics - sounds - meaning-carrying units - sentences: models of grammar - meaning - utterances - variation. Notably, the book is written from a foreign student's perspective of the English language, i.e. aspects relevant to foreign language teaching receive particular attention. A great deal of emphasis is put on the insights to be gained from the analysis of corpora, especially with respect to the idiomatic character of language (idiom principle, valency approach).

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Frontmatter; Contents; Preface; 1. Facts about English; 2. Principles of modern linguistics; 3. Language, intuition and corpora; 4. The sounds of English: phonetics; 5. Phonology; 6. Phonetic "reality"; 7. Contrastive aspects of phonetics and phonology; 8. Morphology; 9. Word formation; 10. Phraseology; 11. Syntax: traditional grammar; 12. Valency theory and case grammar; 13. Theories of grammar and language acquisition; 14. Semantics: meaning, reference and denotation; 15. Meaning relations; 16. Ways of describing meaning; 17. Pragmatics; 18. Texts; 19. Variation in language

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English linguistics by Herbst, Thomas, ©2010
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