Language : English
Published : 2006-01-16
Pages : 390
Exploring Language Structure: A Student’s Guide Student Edition
Designed for those beginning to study linguistics, this is a lively introduction to two key aspects of the structure of language: syntax (the structure of sentences) and morphology (the structure of words). It shows students in a step-by-step fashion how to analyze the syntax and morphology of any language, by clearly describing the basic methods and techniques, and providing almost 100 practical exercises based on data from a rich variety of the world’s languages. Written in an engaging style and complete with a comprehensive glossary, Exploring Language Structure explains linguistic concepts by using clear analogies from everyday life. It introduces a range of essential topics in syntax and morphology, such as rules, categories, word classes, grammatical relations, multi-clause constructions and typology. Providing a solid foundation in morphology and syntax, this is the perfect introductory text for beginning students, and will fully prepare them for more advanced courses in linguistic analysis.
About the Author
Thomas E. Payne is Research Associate in the Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon, and International Linguistics Consultant at SIL International.
This book is a useful reference for both students and adults who use English in their everyday lives. It is also a good source of reference for teachers who wish to support and supplement language teaching in class. The book has been updated, taking into account the views of users and the ever-changing nature of language.
Cambridge English for Schools Practice Tests have been designed to familiarize students with the level and format of the Cambridge English Key, Preliminary and First (previously known as KET, PET and FCE) for Schools examinations. Students can be assured that they will receive the relevant, up-to-date, appropriate training to successfully undertake these tests. The guidance and tips sections advise students on how to approach each part of the examination and allow them to improve the skills required.
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