The Frameworks of English: Introducing Language Structures (Paperback)

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How does language work? What are the different elements? How do they all fit together?

The Frameworks of English is a step-by-step guide through the various levels of language, describing the morphological, lexical, grammatical and phonological frameworks of contemporary English in a clear and logical way. Beginning with words as the building blocks of language, it investigates their internal structure and shows how words can be combined into larger and larger units, from phrases to sentences and beyond. The sound system of language is explored, covering the production of individual sounds as well as the features of syllable structure and connected speech.

The third edition of this popular textbook:
- Features a new chapter on how to approach accent and dialect variation in English throughout the world
- Includes both spoken and written examples of electronically mediated language
- Offers updated suggestions for further reading and research

About the Author

Kim Ballard is a freelance teacher, trainer and writer.Kim Ballard is a freelance teacher, trainer and writer.

Praise For…

Reviews of second edition:
'As a crystal-clear, well-illustrated exposition of all the linguistic nuts and bolts one would want a beginner English Language student to know, this is unsurpassed.' - Jonathan Culpeper, Lancaster University, UK

'A most effective second edition of a very well-written and invaluable book.' - Cristiano Broccias, University of Genoa, Italy

'An impressive work, which deals with fairly dense subject matter in a deft and decisive manner. There's a great deal for the novice to chew upon and plenty for those with more experience to digest'. - Ian McMechan, Ermysted's Grammar School, UK

Product Details
ISBN: 9780230392427
ISBN-10: 0230392423
Publisher: Red Globe Press
Publication Date: July 12th, 2013
Pages: 413
Language: English