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Title: The Linguistic Structure of Modern English
Written By: Laurel J. Brinton
Donna M. Brinton
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=Z%20156
Description:

New Edition

This text is for advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in
contemporary English, especially those whose primary area of interest is
English as a second language, primary or secondary-school education,
English stylistics, theoretical and applied linguistics, or speech pathology.
The emphasis is on empirical facts of English rather than any particular
theory of linguistics; the text does not assume any background in language or
linguistics. In this newly revised edition numerous example sentences are
taken from the Corpus of Contemporary American English. A full glossary of
key terms, an additional chapter on pedagogy and new sections on cognitive
semantics and politeness have been added. Other changes include:
completely updated print references; web links to sites of special interest
and
relevance; and a revised, reader-friendly layout. A companion website that
includes a complete workbook with self-testing exercises and a
comprehensive list of web links accompanies the book. The website can be
found at the following address:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/z.156.workbook

Students completing the text and workbook will acquire: a knowledge of the
sound system of contemporary English; an understanding of the formation of
English words; a comprehension of the structure of both simple and complex
sentence in
English; a recognition of complexities in the expression of meaning; an
understanding of the context and function of use upon the structure of the
language; and an appreciation of the importance of linguistic knowledge to the
teaching of English to first and second-language learners.
Laurel J. Brinton is Professor of English Language at the University of
British
Columbia.

Donna M. Brinton is Senior Lecturer in TESOL at the University of Southern
Califonia's Rossier School of Education.

The Linguistic Structure of Modern English is a revised edition of The
Structure of Modern English by Laurel J. Brinton (2000)
(http://benjamins.com/catalog/z.94).

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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