Discovering Language
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Discovering Language

by Lesley Jeffries
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403912629

ISBN-13: 9781403912626

Pub. Date: 09/01/2006

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This text provides students with the basic descriptive knowledge they are required to master before moving on to more advanced study. The book is organized under thematic headings, which are thoroughly cross-referenced, enabling students and teachers to use the book as required--either as a course text or to help with individual aspects of language. Each section

Overview

This text provides students with the basic descriptive knowledge they are required to master before moving on to more advanced study. The book is organized under thematic headings, which are thoroughly cross-referenced, enabling students and teachers to use the book as required--either as a course text or to help with individual aspects of language. Each section includes an introduction, worked examples, "in context" sections relating the topic to real text examples, suggestions for further reading and analysis and a summary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403912626
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Series:
Perspectives on the English Language Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction * PHONETICS * Vocal Apparatus * Segments of Sound * Consonants * Vowels * Larger Units * PHONOLOGY * Phonemes * Connected Speech * Intonation and Stress * MORPHOLOGY AND WORD FORMATION * Morphemes * Word formation * SYNTAX * Lexical Word Classes * Grammatical Word Classes * Phrase Structures * Clause Functions * Form and function relationships * Information Structure * SEMANTICS * Multiple Meaning * Sense Relations * Lexical Description * Semantic Contexts * TEXT STRUCTURE * Cohesion * Conversation * Context

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