Structure of Language: Spoken and Written English by Janet TownendStructure of Language: Spoken and Written English by Janet Townend

Structure of Language: Spoken and Written English

byJanet Townend, Jean Walker

Paperback | February 17, 2006

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This accessible text is split into 2 halves. Initially, Janet Townend takes the reader through the early development and the structure and usage of spoken English. In the second half Jean Walker explains the history and structure of written English, including word formation and grammar.

It is unusual to find both aspects of this fascinating area of human activity combined in one volume. These insights form an essential foundation for teachers, student teachers, teacher trainers, and specialists in special needs and literacy. It will be of interest to all who speak and write, and are involved in helping others to do so. Janet Townend trained as a speech and language therapist and Jean Walker as an English teacher. Both are now specialist teachers and trainers in the field of dyslexia, literacy and language.

Janet Townend, Head of Training, Dyslexia Institute, Surry, UK Jean Walker, English Teacher, Sheffield, UK. Specialist teachers and trainers in the field of dyslexia, literacy and language.
Title:Structure of Language: Spoken and Written EnglishFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9.84 × 7.87 × 0.59 inPublished:February 17, 2006Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1861564295

ISBN - 13:9781861564290

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Table of Contents




Chapter 1. Human Language.

Chapter 2. The structure of Language.

Cahpetr 3. Language development.

Chapter 4. An introduction to phonology.

Chapter 5. The sounds of English.

Chapter 6. Putting sounds together: the phonological rules.

Chapter 7. Words.

Chapter 8. Grammatical issues.

Chapter 9. Language meaning and use.

Chapter 10. Language variation and theory.


Chapter 11. The history of spoken language.

Chapter 12. The history of written English.

Chapter 13. Grammer 1: Syntax.

Chapter 14. Grammer 2: morphology.

Chapter 15. Parts of speech/word classes.

Chapter 16. Orthography: reading.

Chapter 17. Orthography: spelling.

Chapter 18. Punctuation.