Get Set for English Language

Get Set for English Language

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The English Language volume assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. For students who have never studied English Language before, it will give an idea of what to expect. For students already studying English Language at school, it will provide a concise but comprehensive learning aid. Part One covers core subjects taught in the first year of most English Language degrees. Topics include: phonetics and phonology; vocabulary; inflectional morphology; syntax; the history of English; regional and social variation; language change; and language and poetry. Part Two tackles the study skills needed at university level and discusses issues such as lectures, tutorials and seminars; writing skills; essays and dissertations; and examinations. Learning tools include a sample degree exam paper and a sample essay answer.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 161.5 x 213.4 x 15mm | 226.8g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3ill.
  • 074861544X
  • 9780748615445
  • 2,173,086

About Christine Robinson

Christine Robinson is an Honorary Fellow in the Department of English Language, University of Edinburgh and a lecturer in the University of the Highlands and Islands and in the Lothians Equal Access Programme for Schools Summer School.show more

Table of contents

Key to main symbols; Preface; PART ONE: WHAT IS ENGLISH LANGUAGE?; 1. Phonetics and Phonology (The Sounds of English); 2. Vocabulary; 3. Inflectional Morphology; 4. Syntax; 5. History of English; 6. Regional Variation; 7. Social Variation; 8. Functional Variation; 9. Language Change; 10. Language and Poetry; PART TWO: STUDY SKILLS; 11. Be in the Know; 12. Learning: Reading. Assessment and Self-Directed; 13. Time Management; 14. Tutorials, Seminars and Oral Presentations; 15. Lectures; 16. Essays and Dissertations; 17. Improving Written Communication; 18. Examinations; Appendix I: Sample Degree Exam Paper; Appendix II: Sample Essay Answer.show more

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