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English Words and Sentences
An Introduction

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  • Date Published: January 2013
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  • isbn: 9781139847797
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  • Hands-on, theory-neutral and non-technical, this textbook is a basic introduction to the structure of English words and sentences. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistic analysis, it presents the facts in a straightforward manner and offers a step-by-step guide from small to large building blocks of language. Every chapter contains numerous exercises and discussion questions, which provide essential self-study material, as well as in-chapter tasks which lead students to a more comprehensive understanding of linguistic issues. The book also features concise chapter summaries, suggestions for further reading, an inclusive glossary and two consolidation chapters which encourage students to secure their understanding of the English language. The dedicated companion website includes further exercises, answers and solutions to the exercises, as well as useful links.

    • Assumes no prior knowledge of grammatical terminology or analysis
    • Provides an introduction to word-formation as well as sentence-formation
    • Tailored specifically to students who will not go on to study the very technical side of linguistics
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    Advance Praise: "As a teacher of English linguistics myself, what I find of particular value in this book is that each section is supplemented by a range of imaginative exercises and activities to engage students and make accessible the detailed description it provides." --Barbara Seidlhofer, Professor of English and Applied Linguistics University of Vienna

    “For the chemist we have the 'periodic table', for the mathematician 'numbers', but perhaps the greatest game of them all is what we find in 'words'. Here's the playbook”. --Joseph Galasso, California State University, Northridge

    “An easy introduction to English grammar, with plenty of activities and exercises to help beginners to gain confidence, and a healthy balance of fact, analysis and understanding.” ---Richard Hudson, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, UCL

    "This textbook is a hands-on inductive introduction to the basic morphological and syntactic structures of English, written in a very reader-friendly style. It does not presuppose any previous linguistic knowledge but builds it up systematically by involving the reader in plenty of analytical exercises. It is therefore a perfect tool for introductions to English grammar, either to be used as a textbook in class or for self-study." --Dieter Kastovsky, Vienna University

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    30th Sep 2015 by Boonjeera

    Very helpful. The exercises also help my students to understand the content better.

    Review was not posted due to profanity

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    • Date Published: January 2013
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781139847797
    • contains: 8 b/w illus. 15 tables 105 exercises
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Language and this book
    2. Word classes
    3. Derivational morphology
    4. Inflectional morphology
    5. Phrase structure 1
    6. Phrase structure 2
    7. Functional analysis
    8. Coordination and subordination
    9. Clause types
    10. Syntactic Hokey C/Pokey: more on clause types.

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    English Words and Sentences

    Eva Duran Eppler, Gabriel Ozón

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    Eva Duran Eppler, Roehampton University, London
    Eva Duran Eppler is Reader in English Language and Linguistics at Roehampton University, London.

    Gabriel Ozón, University of Sussex
    Gabriel Ozón is a Teaching Fellow in the English Language and Literature Department at University College London.

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