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To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.


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Medical Writing in Early Modern English

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This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.


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Title: Modern English Grammar
Subtitle: Structure, Meanings, and Usage
Written By: K.S. Yadurajan
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Authoritative, comprehensive, and definitive, this book takes a fresh look at how the English language works in the Indian context. Broadly divided into two parts-'The Parts of Speech' and 'Sentence Structure'-the volume illustrates critical components of modern English grammar: finite and non-finite verb, gerunds and the infinitive, different kinds of clauses, tense, active and passive voice, punctuation, phrasal verbs, etc. Setting the context for later discussion, the Introduction dwells on the study of grammar, the parts of speech, units of structure, and functions in the sentences. The book devotes special attention to clarify concepts, constructions, and usages, with each chapter providing considerable examples to illustrate the issues discussed and exercises to test students' understanding. The focus remains on guiding anybody to construct grammatically correct sentences and develop the ability to think analytically and arrive at significant conclusions. In addition, the book includes two 'Appendices' on word formation and irregular verbs.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780198082958
Pages: 320
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