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LINGUIST List 21.2753

Tue Jun 29 2010

Books: Applied Linguistics: Herbst

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, English Linguistics: Herbst

Message 1: English Linguistics: Herbst
Date: 29-Jun-2010
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: English Linguistics: Herbst
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Title: English Linguistics
Subtitle: A Coursebook for Students of English
Series Title: Mouton Textbook
Published: 2010
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?isbn=978-3-11-020367-7

Author: Thomas Herbst
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110215489 Pages: 368 Price: ---- Comment: Price upon request.
Paperback: ISBN: 9783110203677 Pages: 368 Price: Europe EURO 24.95
Abstract:

The book introduces the reader to the central areas of English linguistics. The
main sections are: the English language and linguistics - sounds - meaning-
carrying units - sentences: models of grammar - meaning - utterances -
variation. Notably, the book is written from a foreign student's perspective of
the English language, i.e. aspects relevant to foreign language teaching
receive particular attention. A great deal of emphasis is put on the insights to
be gained from the analysis of corpora, especially with respect to the
idiomatic character of language (idiom principle, valency approach). In
addition, the text offers basic facts about the history of the language and
elaborates on the differences between British and American English.

The author demonstrates that a linguistic fact can usually be described in
more than one way. To this end, each section contains a chapter written for
beginners providing a broad outline and introducing the basic terminology.
The remaining chapters in each section highlight linguistic facts in more detail
and give an idea of how particular theories account for them.

The book can be used both from the first semester onwards and as perfect
study aid for final B.A.-examinations.

Key features:

- comprehensive introduction to the basics of English linguistics
- written in an accessible and reader-friendly style
- some chapters specifically address beginners
- perfect tool for preparing for B.A.-examinations

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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http://linguistlist.org/pubs/books/get-book.cfm?BookID=49127


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