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About Language

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  • Page extent: 376 pages
  • Size: 246 x 189 mm
  • Weight: 0.67 kg

Paperback

 (ISBN-13: 9781107667198)

Tasks for teachers of English that help to develop language awareness and invite consideration of the pedagogical implications and classroom applications. This second edition has been fully revised and updated, incorporating recent developments in language description, whilst keeping the organisation and structure of the successful first edition. As before, the book asks: 'What is it that a teacher needs to know about English in order to teach it effectively?' It develops teachers' language awareness through a wide range of tasks, which involve them in analysing English to discover its underlying systems. The book consists of 31 units, with new material focusing on varieties of English, models of grammar, phraseology, and spoken grammar. Suitable for use on training courses and for self-study.

Contents

Thanks Acknowledgements Introduction Tasks Introductory unit 1 Language standards and rules 2 Varieties of English 3 Types of grammar 4 Language systems and syllabuses 5 Forms and functions 6 An introduction to phonology 7 The consonants 8 The vowels 9 Rhythm and connected speech 10 Sentence stress and intonation 11 Word formation, spelling and word stress 12 Lexical meaning 13 Word classes and phrases 14 Sentence structure: the simple sentence 15 Sentence structure: the complex sentence 16 Negatives and questions 17 The verb phrase 18 Time and tense 19 Aspect: progressive 20 Aspect: perfect 21 Modality 22 Futurity 23 Hypothetical meaning and conditionals 24 The noun phrase 25 Determiners 26 Adjectives and adverbs 27 Prepositions and phrasal verbs 28 Cohesion 29 Texts 30 Conversation Key and commentaries Introductory unit 1 Language standards and rules 2 Varieties of English 3 Types of grammar 4 Language systems and syllabuses 5 Forms and functions 6 An introduction to phonology 7 The consonants 8 The vowels 9 Rhythm and connected speech 10 Sentence stress and intonation 11 Word formation, spelling and word stress 12 Lexical meaning 13 Word classes and phrases 14 Sentence structure: the simple sentence 15 Sentence structure: the complex sentence 16 Negatives and questions 17 The verb phrase 18 Time and tense 19 Aspect: progressive 20 Aspect: perfect 21 Modality 22 Futurity 23 Hypothetical meaning and conditionals 24 The noun phrase 25 Determiners 26 Adjectives and adverbs 27 Prepositions and phrasal verbs 28 Cohesion 29 Texts 30 Conversation References Index

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