This standard introductory textbook presents in systematic form an account of current English practice. The introduction provides a full scheme of sentence analysis. Part I contains a treatment of syntactical phenomena based on the analysis of sentences; Part II classifies the uses of forms. Cross-references indicate how the two parts supplement one another.
A guide to understanding and teaching English grammar. The main focus is on the practical classroom exploration of grammar for purposes of language learning from beginners to more advanced levels. The book contains tasks and questions for further study.
In "Sentence Structure", Nigel Fabb outlines the main aspects of English sentence structure. "Sentence Structure": is based on a problem-solving approach to language, can be used as an introduction to English grammar and/or to the theory of syntax, teaches a simple method for confident and accurate sentence analysis, contains over eighty practical exercises includes sample sentences from four Asian and African languages to provide a basis for comparative linguistics.
"Language: The Basics" provides a concise introduction to the study of language. Written in an engaging and entertaining style, it encourages the reader to think about the way language works. It features: * chapters on 'Language in Use', 'Attitudes to Language', 'Children and Language' and 'Language, Mind and Brain' * a section on sign language * a glossary of key terms * handy annotated guides to further reading. Providing an accessible overview of a fascinating subject, this is an essential book for all students and anyone who's ever been accused of splitting an infinitive.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 288-295) and index.
In this unique linguistics course-in-a-book, David and Yvonne Freeman explain essential linguistic concepts in a thorough, but manageable manner and show the connections between linguistic theory and classroom practice. They demonstrate that the greater a teacher's understanding of basic language structures and processes, the easier it is to make good decisions on tough topics like phonics, spelling, and grammar. They present: the basic concepts of linguistics in everyday language examples and activities that apply linguistics concepts to teaching reading, spelling, phonics, and grammar to all students, including English language learners end-of-chapter applications that link linguistic theory and classroom practice. Understand more about how language works, then use that knowledge to help your students learn. Turn prescriptive approaches into linguistic investigations. Get yourself and your students hooked on linguistics.
An introduction to the study of modern linguistics aimed at the non-specialist. It deals mainly with English but also covers other languages. It looks at the methods used to establish rules of form, meaning and use and the means by which language is employed in communication.
Here you ll find a host of ways to develop or enhance your grammar teaching skills. "How to Teach Grammar" demonstrates methods for practicing a variety of grammar topics, dealing with errors, and integrating grammar instruction into general methodologies such as task-based learning.
Whether you are studying education, languages, cognitive science, psychology, anthropology, English, or teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), AN INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE, 11th Edition, offers the information you need in a clear and descriptive manner that assumes no prior knowledge of linguistics. This edition retains the blend of humor and broad coverage that have made the text a perennial best seller, while adding up-to-date information and new research that render each topic fresh, engaging, and current.