The Frameworks of English: Introducing Language Structures by Kim BallardThe Frameworks of English: Introducing Language Structures by Kim Ballard

The Frameworks of English: Introducing Language Structures

byKim Ballard

Paperback | July 12, 2013

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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.
Kim Ballard is a freelance teacher, trainer and writer.
Title:The Frameworks of English: Introducing Language StructuresFormat:PaperbackDimensions:413 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.55 inPublished:July 12, 2013Publisher:Palgrave Higher EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230392423

ISBN - 13:9780230392427

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Table of Contents

List of Tables.- List of Figures.- Acknowledgements and Sources.- PART I: INTRODUCTION.- 1. Introduction.- PART II: LEXICAL FRAMEWORKS.- 2. Word Classes.- 3. Word Formation.- PART III: GRAMMATICAL FRAMEWORKS.- 4. Inflections.- 5. Phrases.- 6. Clauses.- 7. Sentences.- PART IV: DISCOURSE FRAMEWORKS.- 8. Beyond Sentences.- PART V: PHONOLOGICAL FRAMEWORKS.- 9. Phonetics and Phonemes.- 10. Segmental Phonology.- 11. Suprasegmental Phonology.- PART VI: BROADER PERSPECTIVES.- 12. Variation in English.- 13. Phonetic and Other Symbols.- 14. Answers to Exercises.- Glossary.- Index.

Editorial Reviews

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