LINGUIST List 15.1765

Thu Jun 10 2004

Books: General Linguistics: Robinson

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  1. Charlotte.Maxwell, Get Set for English Language: Robinson

Message 1: Get Set for English Language: Robinson

Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 10:56:14 -0400 (EDT)
From: Charlotte.Maxwell <>
Subject: Get Set for English Language: Robinson

Title: Get Set for English Language
Series Title: Get Set for University

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher:	Edinburgh University Press

Book URL:

Author: Christine Robinson, Honorary Fellow in the Department of
English Language, University of Edinburgh

Paperback: ISBN: 074861544X, Pages: 232, Price: U.K. � 6.99


The transition between school and university is not an easy one. There
are unfamiliar subjects to be studied and even familiar subjects are
approached in new ways. The pace of learning is much faster, the
volume of written work increases and all the deadlines seem to come at
once. And then there are the exams.

The Get Set for University series aims to bridge the gap by
* introducing subjects as they are taught at university
* providing some time management strategies
* suggesting how to get the most out of lectures and tutorials
* showing how to write an essay to university standards
* taking some of the agony out of exams

The English Language volume assumes no prior knowledge of the
subject. For students who have never studied English Language before,
it will give an idea of what to expect. For students already studying
English Language at school, it will provide a concise but
comprehensive learning aid.

Part One covers core subjects taught in the first year of most English
Language degrees. Topics include: phonetics and phonology; vocabulary;
inflectional morphology; syntax; the history of English; regional and
social variation; language change; and language and poetry. Part Two
tackles the study skills needed at university level and discusses
issues such as lectures, tutorials and seminars; writing skills;
essays and dissertations; and examinations. Learning tools include a
sample degree exam paper and a sample essay answer.

Customers in North America please contact our distributors: Columbia
University Press in the US and University of British Columbia Press in

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