LINGUIST List 22.4655

Tue Nov 22 2011

Books: General Linguistics: Rutherford

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        1.     Janet Joyce , Whys & Therefores: Rutherford


Message 1: Whys & Therefores: Rutherford
Date: 20-Nov-2011
From: Janet Joyce <jjoyceequinoxpub.com>
Subject: Whys & Therefores: Rutherford
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Title: Whys & Therefores Subtitle: A Rational look at the English Language Published: 2011 Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
                http://www.equinoxpub.com/

Author: William F. Rutherford Hardback: ISBN: 9781908049902 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 55 Comment: US$95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781845536510 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 16.99 Comment: US$24.95
Abstract:

"Whys & Therefores" aids the reader to arrive at generalizations for the shapeof the English language: words, grammar, meaning, sound and spelling. Theformat adopted throughout is that of a light-hearted ongoing Socratic dialoguebetween a mentor and a pupil. The intended effects of such activity are:awareness of what it means to 'know' a language; reliance upon native-language intuition; discovery of what one didn't know that one already 'knows'about the language; use of ungrammaticality as an investigative tool; healthyquestioning of received facts about language from so-called experts; andusefulness of language play.

"Whys & Therefores" can be read as a book, dipped into at random,expanded upon, even acted out. The language phenomena treated therein areindexed and tabbed to the dialogues where they are discussed, making"Whys & Therefores" a valuable source of reference.

"Whys & Therefores" is intended as an entertaining yet serious do-it-yourselfbook about aspects of English language form and meaning. However, it willalso prove useful to schools as classroom material to be further exploited bythe instructor in free-range dialogue form, and to institutions offering teachertraining in rational-based instructional procedures for English languageeducation in the schools.

A recording of all of the dialogues will be available on the internet.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English (eng)
Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website: http://linguistlist.org/pubs/books/get-book.cfm?BookID=58289



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