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 is the first book in a series of three titles. It focuses on speaking skills that will help students communicate effectively in social situations and group discussions. Apart from useful tips presented in an engaging manner, this book provides students with ample authentic tasks to enable them to apply the skills they have learnt in real world scenarios.
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.
Teaching Young Learners English focuses on teaching English as a foreign language to children aged 7-12. It presents foundational concepts, best practices and practical suggestions on how to develop lessons and activities for the energetic and curious minds of young learners in the 21st Century classroom. It also features the perspectives and suggestions from practicing teachers around the world, and can be used as a basic text for prospective teachers or as a professional development tool for teachers and administrators wishing to develop the knowledge and skills to teach English to young learners.
About the Author
Dr. Joan Kang Shin is the Director of TESOL Professional Training Programs in the Education Department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and specializes in the training and professional development of teachers of English to young learners. In her role she is responsible for administering professional development and teacher training programs that reach teachers in over 100 countries around the world.
Dr. JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall is Professor Emerita and former Director of the Language, Literacy and Culture Ph.D. Program, and Co-Director of the MA TESOL Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She has worked in all areas of ESL/EFL including teaching, curriculum and materials development, standards development, and teacher training.