The Resource Introducing English linguistics, Charles F. Meyer

Introducing English linguistics, Charles F. Meyer

Label
Introducing English linguistics
Title
Introducing English linguistics
Statement of responsibility
Charles F. Meyer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Are you looking for a genuine introduction to the linguistics of English that provides a broad overview of the subject that sustains students' interest and avoids excessive detail? Introducing English Linguistics accomplishes this goal in two ways. First, it takes a top-down approach to language, beginning with the largest unit of linguistic structure, the text, and working its way down through successively smaller structures (sentences, words, and finally speech sounds). The advantage of presenting language this way is that students are first given the larger picture - they study language in context - and then see how the smaller pieces of language are a consequence of the larger goals of linguistic communication. Second, the book does not contain invented examples, as is the case with most comparable texts, but instead takes its sample materials from the major computerised databases of spoken and written English, giving students a more realistic view of language
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
  • 428
  • 420
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1075
LC item number
.M5995 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge introductions to language and linguistics
Label
Introducing English linguistics, Charles F. Meyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-251) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The study of language -- The development of English -- The social context of English -- The structure of English texts -- English syntax -- English words : structure and meaning -- The sounds of English -- Appendix: Linguistic corpora consulted -- Glossary -- Answers to self-study activities
Control code
ocn667029442
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 259 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511539237
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612391101
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
239110
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24404603
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)667029442
  • pebcl0511538405

Library Locations

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