Survey of Modern English / Edition 2

Survey of Modern English / Edition 2

by Stephan Gramley, Michael Patzold
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415300347

ISBN-13: 9780415300346

Pub. Date: 12/09/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415300346
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/09/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction
1The English language: standards and variation1
Pt. 1English as a linguistic system21
2Vocabulary23
3Words in combination48
4The pronunciation and spelling of English66
5Grammar97
Pt. 2Uses and users of English143
6Written texts and English for specific purposes (ESP)145
7Spoken discourse168
8Modes of address, power, solidarity and politeness195
9Language and gender209
Pt. 3National and regional varieties of English225
10English in the British Isles227
11English in America250
12Standard British and American English in comparison272
13English in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa296
14English as a second language (ESL)314
Bibliography of dictionaries349
General bibliography355
Index379

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