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Structure of Language: Spoken and Written English / Edition 1
     

Structure of Language: Spoken and Written English / Edition 1

by Janet Townend, Jean Walker, E. Jean Walker
 

ISBN-10: 1861564295

ISBN-13: 9781861564290

Pub. Date: 03/13/2006

Publisher: Wiley

This accessible text is split into 2 halves. Initially, Janet Townend takes the reader through the early development and the structure and usage of spoken English. In the second half Jean Walker explains the history and structure of written English, including word formation and grammar.

It is unusual to find both aspects of this fascinating area of

Overview

This accessible text is split into 2 halves. Initially, Janet Townend takes the reader through the early development and the structure and usage of spoken English. In the second half Jean Walker explains the history and structure of written English, including word formation and grammar.

It is unusual to find both aspects of this fascinating area of human activity combined in one volume. These insights form an essential foundation for teachers, student teachers, teacher trainers, and specialists in special needs and literacy. It will be of interest to all who speak and write, and are involved in helping others to do so. Janet Townend trained as a speech and language therapist and Jean Walker as an English teacher. Both are now specialist teachers and trainers in the field of dyslexia, literacy and language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861564290
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/13/2006
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

PART 1: SPOKEN LANGUAGE.

Chapter 1. Human Language.

Chapter 2. The structure of Language.

Cahpetr 3. Language development.

Chapter 4. An introduction to phonology.

Chapter 5. The sounds of English.

Chapter 6. Putting sounds together: the phonological rules.

Chapter 7. Words.

Chapter 8. Grammatical issues.

Chapter 9. Language meaning and use.

Chapter 10. Language variation and theory.

PART 2: WRITTEN LANGUAGE.

Chapter 11. The history of spoken language.

Chapter 12. The history of written English.

Chapter 13. Grammer 1: Syntax.

Chapter 14. Grammer 2: morphology.

Chapter 15. Parts of speech/word classes.

Chapter 16. Orthography: reading.

Chapter 17. Orthography: spelling.

Chapter 18. Punctuation.

Postscript.

Bibliography.

Index.

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