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English Linguistics: Essentials by Bernd Kortmann

Originally written for a German-speaking audience, English Linguistics: Personal tools Log in. Anglistik – Amerikanistik Studium kompakt.

In the scene-setting Chapter I, the reader is introduced to the major dichotomies and research traditions of 20th century linguistics structuralism, formalism, functionalismrecent developments in the field, such as corpus linguistics and the renewed interest in — including innovative approaches to — historical linguistics, and a brief evaluation of the state of English linguistics at the turn of the 21st century.

There also could have been more chapterisation in order to make it easier to find what you’re looking for. Want to Read saving…. The book has grown out of 15 years teaching experience with students of English linguistics at all levels. No trivia or quizzes yet. Dec 18, Nadja rated it did not like it Shelves: Eva rated it it was ok Apr 05, To ask other readers questions essrntials English Linguisticsplease sign up.


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Part of the reason why this book has appealed to so many students is the reader-friendly layout with many mnemonic devices in the text, the large number of survey figures and tables, and, for each chapter, checklists with the key terms, exercises for revision and questions for further study with an answer key for the former.

Cretchen rated it really liked it Jun 13, Essentials by Bernd Kortmann.

English Linguistics: Essentials

Farmehr rated it liked it Jul 17, And thirdly, the pages are too thick. Frenzy rated it it was ok Mar 28, Document Actions Print this. The book uses standard terminology familiar from internationally widely used textbooks in individual linguistic subdisciplines. Xina rated it it was ok Apr 08, Remi rated essentias it was ok Jan 21, Aug 11, sabisteb aka callisto rated it really liked it Shelves: Irina Merten rated it really liked it Aug 11, Essentials is exclusively published as a paperback, selling at a student-friendly price of 13,95 Euro.

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Information sheets for students. Trivia About English Linguisti The following chapters deal with the core branches of linguistics in the following envlish However, advanced undergraduates, especially those approaching their exams in linguistics, graduates enrolled in Masters programmes in linguistics as well as student tutors and teaching assistants TAs have found and will surely continue to find this book equally helpful.


At many English departments in Germany, it is used as a standard textbook in introductory classes to linguistics. Essemtials rated it it was ok Oct 25, Diese und Christian Mairs English Linguistics bachelor-wissen. Primarily addressed to a student audience, it has also found many readers among school teachers of English wanting to re- connect with the essentials and latest developments in linguistics.

Paperbackpages. While I found phonetics, phonology and morphology to be done well and rather easily understandable, semantics felt awful and just glossed over. Since all the information in the online-shop is given in German only, it may be advisable to order the book via Amazon ISBN: Bbernd text is way too small and too close to the spine of the book, making it Wow, I actually for once read a book for university eesentials to cover!

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