The Linguistic Structure of Modern English

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, ...

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Author: Laurel J. Brinton

Publisher:

ISBN: 9027211728

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 426

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Previously published as: The structure of modern English: a linguistic introduction, c2000.

The Linguistic Structure of Modern English

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, ...

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Author: Laurel J. Brinton

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027288240

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 426

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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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/z.156.workbook 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. Laurel J. Brinton is Professor of English Language at the University of British Columbia. Donna M. Brinton is Senior Lecturer in TESOL at the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education. The Linguistic Structure of Modern English is a revised edition of The Structure of Modern English by Laurel J. Brinton (2000).

The Structure of Modern English

This text is designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in contemporary English, especially those whose primary area of interest is English as a second language.

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Author: Laurel J. Brinton

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 1556196628

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 335

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This text is designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in contemporary English, especially those whose primary area of interest is English as a second language. Focus is placed exclusively on English data, providing an empirical explication of the structure of the language.

The Linguistic Structure of Modern English

3. a comprehension of the structure of both simple and complex sentences in English; 4. a recognition of complexities in the expression of meaning, ...

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Author: Laurel J. Brinton

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027211712

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 426

View: 774

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: http: //dx.doi.org/10.1075/z.156.workbook 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. Laurel J. Brinton is Professor of English Language at the University of British Columbia. Donna M. Brinton is Senior Lecturer in TESOL at the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education."The Linguistic Structure of Modern English" is a revised edition of "The Structure of Modern English" by Laurel J. Brinton (2000).

Modern English Structure

The book recognizes the distinction between lexis and grammar, open systems and closed systems, form and function, along with the acknowledgment of language as speech rather than writing.

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Author: Barbara M. H. Strang

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015010440280

Category: English language

Page: 201

View: 435

The author's intention is to provide 'an introductory textbook on the study of English which shall be useful to elementary students without offending against the standards of professional linguists'. The book recognizes the distinction between lexis and grammar, open systems and closed systems, form and function, along with the acknowledgment of language as speech rather than writing. Advanced students will find some of the chapters interesting, as it conveys something of the current climate in linguistics.

Discovering Language

Discovering language provides students with the basic knowledge they need for advanced study.

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Author: Lesley Jeffries

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137225092

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Discovering language provides students with the basic knowledge they need for advanced study. Organized thematically, it can be used as a course text or help with specific aspects of language. Each section includes an introduction, worked examples, 'in context' sections relating the topic to real examples and suggestions for further reading.

A Survey of Modern English

Fully revised and updated, the second edition of this authoritative guide is a comprehensive, scholarly and systematic review of modern English.

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Author: Stephan Gramley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134420469

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

View: 256

Fully revised and updated, the second edition of this authoritative guide is a comprehensive, scholarly and systematic review of modern English. In one volume the book presents a description of both the linguistic structure of present-day English and its geographical, social, gender, and ethnic variations. Covering new developments such as the impact of email on language and corpus-based grammars, this accessible text has been extensively rewritten and brings the survey of modern English right up to date. It also offers new examples and suggestions for further reading.

Discovering Language

The final chapter in the book introduces readers to text structure, discourse and linguistic theory. This book is core reading for students taking introductory modules as part of an English language or linguistics degree.

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Author: Lesley Jeffries

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350308077

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 819

Ideal for those who are starting a degree in English language or linguistics, this textbook covers all the basic knowledge and tools of analysis students need for studying language. It introduces methods of English language description and enables readers to learn about the smallest units of language (sounds) and work through the subsequent levels (morphology and syntax) until the sentence is reached. The book also contains a chapter on basic lexical semantics. The final chapter in the book introduces readers to text structure, discourse and linguistic theory. This book is core reading for students taking introductory modules as part of an English language or linguistics degree. It will act as a foundation for more advanced work further into the curriculum.

A Survey of Modern English

This is complemented with an updated general bibliography and with exercises at the end of each chapter and their suggested solutions at the end of the volume, all intended to provide students and other interested readers with helpful ...

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Author: STEPHAN E. GRAMLEY GRAMLEY (VIVIAN. PATZOLD, MICHAEL.)

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367281473

Category:

Page: 488

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A Survey of Modern English covers a wide selection of aspects of the modern English language. Fully revised and updated, the major focus of the third edition lies in Standard American and British English individually and in comparison with each other. Over and beyond that this volume treats other Englishes around the world, especially those of the southern hemisphere countries of Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa as well as numerous varieties spoken in southern, eastern and western Africa and south and southeast Asia and the Pacific. The main areas of investigation and interest include: pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary; multiple facets of English dialects and sociolects with an emphasis on gender and ethnicity; questions of pragmatics as well as a longer look at English-related pidgin and creole varieties This authoritative guide is a comprehensive, scholarly and systematic review of modern English. In one volume the book presents a description of both the linguistic structure of present-day English and its geographical, social, gender, and ethnic variations. This is complemented with an updated general bibliography and with exercises at the end of each chapter and their suggested solutions at the end of the volume, all intended to provide students and other interested readers with helpful resources.

On Invisible Language in Modern English

Winner: AEDEAN Leocadio Martín Mingorance Book Award for Theoretical and Applied English Linguistics 2020 This book investigates the syntactic phenomenon of ellipsis and the linguistic forces that trigger it.

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Author: Evelyn Gandón-Chapela

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350064539

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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Winner: AEDEAN Leocadio Martín Mingorance Book Award for Theoretical and Applied English Linguistics 2020 This book investigates the syntactic phenomenon of ellipsis and the linguistic forces that trigger it. It presents the results of a corpus-based study which takes into account grammatical, semantic/discursive, usage-related and processing variables. Evelyn Gandón-Chapela builds upon the few empirical works on ellipsis in Present-day English to offer the first comparative analysis of ellipsis and its development throughout the recent history of the English language. Moreover, the book also provides a complex query algorithm which automatically detects and retrieves cases of ellipsis, leading to successful recall ratios, applicable to a wide range of parsed corpora.

Introducing English Linguistics International Student Edition

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.

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Author: Charles F. Meyer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521152211

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 270

View: 679

A genuine introduction to the linguistics of English that provides a broad overview of the subject that sustains students' interest and avoids excessive detail. 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.

A Survey of Modern English

This is complemented with an updated general bibliography and with exercises at the end of each chapter and their suggested solutions at the end of the volume, all intended to provide students and other interested readers with helpful ...

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Author: Stephan Gramley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000089912

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 438

View: 678

A Survey of Modern English covers a wide selection of aspects of the modern English language. Fully revised and updated, the major focus of the third edition lies in Standard American and British English individually and in comparison with each other. Over and beyond that, this volume treats other Englishes around the world, especially those of the southern hemisphere countries of Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa as well as numerous varieties spoken in southern, eastern and western Africa, south and southeast Asia, and the Pacific. The main areas of investigation and interest include: pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary; multiple facets of English dialects and sociolects with an emphasis on gender and ethnicity; questions of pragmatics as well as a longer look at English-related pidgin and creole varieties. This authoritative guide is a comprehensive, scholarly, and systematic review of modern English. In one volume, the book presents a description of both the linguistic structure of present-day English and its geographical, social, gender, and ethnic variations. This is complemented with an updated general bibliography and with exercises at the end of each chapter and their suggested solutions at the end of the volume, all intended to provide students and other interested readers with helpful resources.

Information Structure and Syntactic Change in the History of English

The unifying topic of this volume is the role of information structure, broadly conceived, as it interacts with the other levels of linguistic description, syntax, morphology, prosody, semantics and pragmatics.

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Author: Anneli Meurman-Solin

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780199860210

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

View: 702

The unifying topic of this volume is the role of information structure, broadly conceived, as it interacts with the other levels of linguistic description, syntax, morphology, prosody, semantics and pragmatics.

The German Language

This volume is a valuable resource not only for students of German language and literature, but also for linguists with little or no background in the language.

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Author: Jean Boase-Beier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470775271

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 272

View: 491

The German Language introduces students of German to a linguistic way of looking at the language. Written from a Chomksyan perspective, this volume covers the basic structural components of the German language: syntax, morphology, phonetics, phonology, and the lexicon. Explores the linguistic structure of German from current theoretical perspectives. Written from a Chomksyan perspective, this volume covers the basic structural components of the German language: syntax, morphology, phonetics, phonology, and the lexicon. Serves as a valuable resource for students of German language and literature and for linguists with little or no background in the language. Includes exercises, definitions of key terms, and suggestions for further reading.

A Survey of Modern English

Both comprehensive and accessible, A Survey of Modern English helps students and teachers navigate and explore the linguistic structure of present-day ...

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Author: Stephan Gramley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415300353

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 397

View: 325

This comprehensive and systematic review of modern English presents a description of both the linguistic structure of present-day English and its geographical, social, gender and ethnic variations.

Advanced English Grammar

Brinton, L. and Brinton, D. M. (2010), The Linguistic Structure of Modern English: A Linguistic Introduction (2nd edn). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John ...

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Author: Ilse Depraetere

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350069909

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

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With more than 50 years of teaching experience between them, Ilse Depraetere and Chad Langford present a grammar pitched precisely at advanced learners of English who need to understand how the English language really works without getting lost in the complex specifics. Now fully updated and revised throughout, the second edition of this book pulls from linguistic theory all the relevant notions that will enable the language student to fully grasp English grammar. After introducing form and function, the authors cover verbs, nouns, aspect and tense, modality and discourse. Readers are led through the underlying principles of language use, with the book presupposing only a basic grasp of linguistic terminology and focusing on the critical issues. Full of challenging exercises and supported by a companion website featuring an extensive answer key, a glossary and further exercises for study, this is the reference grammar of choice for both native and non-native English speakers.

Language Use and Linguistic Structure

Proceedings of the Olomouc Linguistics Colloquium 2018 Joseph Emonds, Vahram Atayan, ... which remains the productive plural in Modern English, must, ...

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Author: Joseph Emonds

Publisher: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci

ISBN: 9788024455242

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 486

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The twenty-three articles in this volume are based on papers and posters presented at the Olomouc Linguistics Colloquium (OLINCO) at Palacký University in the Czech Republic in June 7-9, 2018. This conference welcomed papers that combined analyses of language structure with generalizations about language use. The thematic sections are as follows: Part I. Micro-syntax: The Structure and Interpretation of Verb Phrases; Part II. Micro-syntax: Word-Internal Morphosyntax in Nominal Projections; Part III. Macro-syntax: Structure and Interpretation of Discourse Markers and Projections; Part IV: Empirical Approaches to Contrastive Linguistics and Translation Studies. Články v tomto sborníku vycházejí z příspěvků prezentovaných na konferenci Olomouc Linguistics Colloquium (OLINCO), pořádané Univerzitou Palackého v Olomouci ve dnech 7. 6. - 9. 6. 2018. Jako téma byl zvolen "Jazyk jako prostředek a lingvistická struktura", což mělo umožnit prezentaci referátů ze všech současných lingvistických disciplín, pokud se zabývají vědeckým (empirickým, formálním) popisem jazykového systému. Články jsou rozděleny do následujících tematických sekcí: Part I. Micro-syntax: The Structure and Interpretation of Verb Phrases; Part II. Micro-syntax: Word-Internal Morphosyntax in Nominal Projections; Part III. Macro-syntax: Structure and Interpretation of Discourse Markers and Projections; Part IV: Empirical Approaches to Contrastive Linguistics and Translation Studies.

The Development of Early Modern English

Scientific Study from the year 2009 in the subject English - History of Literature, Eras, course: -, language: English, abstract: In the development of languages particular events often have recognizable and at times far-reaching effects.

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Author: Marta Zapala-Kraj

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640754564

Category:

Page: 64

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Scientific Study from the year 2009 in the subject English - History of Literature, Eras, grade: -, - (-), course: -, language: English, comment: The paper is supposed to present what was the way the English language went through to become what it is now, however, with the focus on Early Modern English. Also, it deals with William Shakespeare, trying to show how much was his influence in the language development., abstract: In the development of languages particular events often have recognizable and at times far-reaching effects. The Norman Conquest and the Black Death are typical instances that shaped the Middle English. In the Modern English period, the beginning of which is conveniently placed at 1500, numerous new conditions began to play an important role, conditions that previously either had not existed at all or were present in only a limited way, and they caused English to develop along somewhat different lines from those that had characterized its history in the Middle Ages. The new factors were the printing press, the rapid spread of popular education, the increased communication and means of communication, the growth of specialized knowledge, and the emergence of various forms of self-consciousness about language. Above everything, however, there is the factor which should be referred to as self-consciousness about language. This had two aspects, one individual, one public. At the individual level one may observe a phenomenon that has become intensely important in modern times: as people lift themselves into a different economic or intellectual or social level, they were likely to make an effort to adopt the standards of grammar and pronunciation of the people with whom they have identified, just as they tried to conform to fashions and tastes in dress and amusements. However superficial such conformity might be, people were as careful of their speech as of their manners. Awareness that there were standards of language was a part of their social cons