"Doing English Language provides a concise, lively and accessible introduction to the field of English Language studies for readers who are interested in taking courses at university level. This book addresses the fundamental questions about studying English Language, including: How is English Language studied and researched? ; Which subject areas does English Language draw on? ; How are different topics approached? ; How is the study of English Language relevant to real world contexts? ; What careers can English Language lead to?"--Publisher's website.
The Book Introduces Some Of The Major Areas That Students And Teachers Of English In India Should Understand In Order To Follow A Scientific Approach. The Suggestions Made In The Studies And The Pedagogical Implications Should Be Of Much Help To Them. The Book Covers Many Topics That Find Place In The Syllabi Of Universities. The Author Has Discussed, In Particular, Some Important Aspects Of Indian English.The Materials In This Field Are Often Presented In A Form And Language Highly Specialised. The Present Book, However, Is A Collection Of Simplistic Studies And, As A Book Of This Kind Is Difficult To Find, It Is Useful In Its Own Way.
This exceptionally clear text focuses on internal changes in the English language. It outlines the history of English from pre-Old English times to the present. Not only does it present the traditional morphological descriptions of the various stages of the language, it provides many example sentences, texts, and cartoons that are analyzed for the benefit of the student and which make this book ideal for class use. Some language-external topics are covered such as early printing and authorship debates. Tables and figures complement the material covered and exercises review the main points as well as ask further, more challenging, questions. Answers to the exercises are provided, as is a time line listing some of the external events, and some guidance on how to use the OED. Complementary web site information is provided throughout the book, and a companion web site accompanies the book. This book has a companion website: www.historyofenglish.net
This two volume handbook provides a comprehensive examination of policy, practice, research and theory related to English Language Teaching in international contexts. More than 70 chapters highlight the research foundation for best practices, frameworks for policy decisions, and areas of consensus and controversy in second language acquisition and pedagogy. The Handbook provides a unique resource for policy makers, educational administrators, and researchers concerned with meeting the increasing demand for effective English language teaching. It offers a strongly socio-cultural view of language learning and teaching. It is comprehensive and global in perspective with a range of fresh new voices in English language teaching research.
Updated to reflect current research and rewritten for further clarity of presentation, the sixth edition of the best-selling THE ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE continues to take a linguistic-analysis approach and focuses on the facts of language rather than on theoretical approaches. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This is a textbook on English Language Teaching Methodology which was a task-based, communicative approach to deal with concepts and theories. The book gives an up-to-date overview of ELT. Most books stop at the structural syllabus. The focus of this book is on classroom practice, open-ended enough to allow for interaction and discussions. Instead of discursive essays, the book systematises information through charts, check lists, etc.
The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and analyses, and above all fresh approaches that contribute to the overall aim of the series, which is to further outstanding research in English linguistics.
This text is designed to help students approach research in English Language studies. It sets out some of the major issues in English Language research and suggests where to look for more information and ideas.