The Linguistic Structure of Modern English

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This text is for advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in contemporary English, especially those whose primary area of interest is English as a second language, primary or secondary-school education, English stylistics, theoretical and applied linguistics, or speech pathology. The emphasis is on empirical facts of English rather than any particular theory of linguistics; the text does not assume any background in language or linguistics. In this newly revised edition numerous example sentences are taken from the Corpus of Contemporary American English. A full glossary of key terms, an additional chapter on pedagogy and new sections on cognitive semantics and politeness have been added. Other changes include: completely updated print references; web links to sites of special interest and relevance; and a revised, reader-friendly layout. A companion website that includes a complete workbook with self-testing exercises and a comprehensive list of web links accompanies the book. The website can be found at the following address: <a href=""></a><br /> <br /><br />Students completing the text and workbook will acquire: a knowledge of the sound system of contemporary English; an understanding of the formation of English words; a comprehension of the structure of both simple and complex sentence in English; a recognition of complexities in the expression of meaning; an understanding of the context and function of use upon the structure of the language; and an appreciation of the importance of linguistic knowledge to the teaching of English to first and second-language learners. <br />Laurel J. Brinton is Professor of English Language at the University of British Columbia. <br />Donna M. Brinton is Senior Lecturer in TESOL at the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education.<br /><em>The Linguistic Structure of Modern English</em> is a <strong>revised edition</strong> of <em>The Structure of Modern English</em> by Laurel J. Brinton (2000).

Subjects: English linguistics; Theoretical linguistics; Germanic linguistics

  • Affiliations: 1: University of British Columbia; 2: University of Southern California

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