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An Introduction to English Language : Word, Sound and Sentence - Koenraad Kuiper

An Introduction to English Language

Word, Sound and Sentence

By: Koenraad Kuiper, W. Scott Allan

Hardcover | 2 May 2024 | Edition Number 5

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Refreshed and updated, the fifth edition of this core textbook offers a clear and engaging introduction to the building blocks of the English language, namely its words, sounds and sentences. Assuming no prior knowledge, it combines accessibility with depth, offering detailed explanations of key topics and theories, including variation in vocabularies, the International Phonetic Alphabet and relevance theory in relation to pragmatics. Packed full of exercises to help consolidate learning, and equipped with examples and illustrations throughout, An Introduction to English Language is essential reading for undergraduate students of English language and linguistics and a valuable resource for students and teachers of English as a second or foreign language.

This new edition features:
- An enhanced text design
- Updated examples
- Refreshed illustrations
- New and improved exercises
- Revised further reading lists.

The book is divided into three parts, with succinct overviews and clearly-defined learning outcomes at the start of each section, followed by glossaries of technical terms at the end. It is also accompanied by a wealth of online resources, including downloadable PowerPoints, MP3 audio files, MP4 video lectures, and quizzes, further supporting readers in achieving their goals.

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