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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

The Frameworks of English

Introducing Language Structures

Edition 3rd Edition
ISBN 9780230392434
Publication Date July 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

The Frameworks of English introduces readers to the linguistic structures of English, from the smallest units of sound and meaning to the vast range of written and spoken varieties used in everyday life. This edition contains a new chapter on how to explore the different accents and dialects of English found across the world.

Kim Ballard is a freelance teacher, trainer and writer.

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

Reviews

"Thisthird edition retains the remarkably clear exposition and comprehensive coverage of all the linguistic nuts and bolts a beginner English language student needs to know, but is even more richly illustrated, and also includes a new chapter on variation. Once more Ballard has created the English language textbook of choice." - Jonathan Culpeper, Lancaster University, UK
"Over the years, The Frameworks of English has developed into a veritable linguistic treasure trove. Kim Ballard strikes a nice balance between breadth of coverage and level of detail, making this book an essential tool for introductory Englishlanguage courses."– Cristiano Broccias, University of Genoa, Italy
'A terrific resource for all students of the English language who want to know more precisely how it works. The essential elements of the spoken and written language are explained and discussed with outstanding clarity. The sections are very well developed, and there are excellent examples and illustrations. The impressive new chapter on accent and dialect makes the book even more comprehensive.' – David Lewis, Chief Examiner for WJEC A Level English Language, UK
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