The Frameworks of English
Introducing Language Structures 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Kim Ballard
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Frameworks of English by Kim Ballard
Book DescriptionThe Frameworks of English covers everything students and non-specialists need to know about linguistic structures. Kim Ballard describes the morphological, lexical, grammatical and phonological frameworks of contemporary English in a clear and logical way, guiding readers step-by-step through the various levels. Beginning with words as the building blocks of language, Ballard investigates the internal structure of words before moving on to see how words can be combined into larger and larger units, from phrases to sentences and beyond. In addition, three chapters are devoted to the sound system of the language, showing how we produce individual sounds as well as looking at syllable structure, stress and intonation. The second edition of this successful introductory guide: - expands upon certain aspects of the first edition and now includes an extended chapter on discourse - highlights the typical differences between spoken and written language choices at appropriate points throughout the text - features exercises and suggestions for further reading at the end of each Part - contains an enlarged glossary of linguistic terminology to aid study. Also providing plenty of examples and helpful cross-referencing, this is an essential one-volume survey which explores all the frameworks of English and enables readers to understand these fascinating frameworks systematically.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230013131
(240mm x 159mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 21-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The Frameworks of English introduces readers to the linguistic structures of English, from the smallest units of sound and meaning to the vast range of written and spoken varieties used in everyday life. This edition contains a new chapter on how to explore the different accents and dialects of English found across the world.
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Author Biography - Kim Ballard
KIM BALLARD is the Head of English at Esher College in Surrey, UK. She was a chief examiner for A level English Language for seven years.
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