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Routledge Language Workbooks provide absolute beginners with practical introductions to core areas of language study. Books in the series provide comprehensive coverage of the area as well as a basis for further investigation. Each Language Workbook guides the reader through the subject using 'hands-on' language analysis, equipping them with the basic analytical skills needed to handle a wide range of data. Written in a clear and simple style, with all technical concepts fully explained, Language Workbooks can be used for independent study or as part of a taught class. Language Workbooks:

  • teach through 'hands-on' language analysis, exercises with answer keys
  • give a balanced insight into basic linguistic theory
  • apply basic analytical skills to a wide range of data
  • explain all technical concepts clearly and simply
  • are written by experienced teachers in the field.

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Vocabulary

Vocabulary

1st Edition

By Laurie Bauer
March 19, 1998

Routledge Language Workbooks are practical introductions to specific areas of language for absolute beginners. They provide comprehensive coverage of the area as well as a basis for further study. Language Workbooks can be used for independent study or as part of a taught class.Vocabulary:* covers ...

English Spelling

English Spelling

1st Edition

By Edward Carney
July 03, 1997

English Spelling explores the rules and conventions on which present-day English spelling is based.This Language Workbook:* Examines how speech-sounds map onto each other* Explores the extent to which words sound identical or look identical* Analyzes various kinds of spelling mistakes* Looks at the...

Word Meaning

Word Meaning

1st Edition

By Richard Hudson
May 25, 1995

In Word Meaning, Richard Hudson introduces readers to the techniques of lexical semantic analysis.Word Meaning:* is based on a problem-solving approach to language* introduces readers to the technical terminology and basic principles associated with the analysis of word meaning* shows students how ...

Semantics

Semantics

1st Edition

By Howard Gregory
December 09, 1999

Semantics is an accessible and practical introduction to formal semantics, the study of linguistic meaning, for students new to the subject. Semantics:* shows how meanings are built up and interrelated* presupposes very little prior knowledge of grammar or linguistic terminology * includes a ...

Language Change

Language Change

1st Edition

By Larry Trask
April 28, 1994

In Language Change , R. L. Trask uses data from English and other languages to introduce the concepts central to language change. Language Change: covers the most frequent types of language change and how languages are born and die uses data-based exercises to show how languages change looks ...

English Grammar

English Grammar

1st Edition

By Richard Hudson
March 19, 1998

English Grammar: * helps users to understand grammatical concepts * encourages the reader to practise applying newly discovered concepts to everyday texts * teaches students to analyze almost every word in any English text * provides teachers and students with a firm grounding in a system which ...

Child Language

Child Language

2nd Edition

By Jean Stilwell Peccei
December 22, 2015

Building on the established strengths of the first edition, Child Language has now been fully updated and includes some basic theory content, more exercises and summaries at the end of each unit. Child Language:* introduces students to key areas involved in the study of children's language: ...

Text and Discourse Analysis

Text and Discourse Analysis

1st Edition

By Raphael Salkie
August 31, 1995

A practical, `user-friendly' guide to the issues and methods associated with text and discourse analysis. Text and Discourse Analysis: * examines a wide variety of authentic texts including news stories, adverts, novels, official forms, instruction manuals and textbooks* contains numerous practical...

Style

Style

1st Edition

By John Haynes
May 18, 1995

In Style, John Haynes provides a lively introduction to the study of expression in relation to meaning. Style: * introduces readers to the key areas in the study of style through practical exercises* encourages an interest in and sensitivity to words and structures* enables students to recognize ...

History of English

History of English

3rd Edition

By Jonathan Culpeper
August 03, 2015

Routledge Language Workbooks provide absolute beginners with practical introductions to core areas of language study. Books in the series provide comprehensive coverage of the area as well as a basis for further investigation. Each Language Workbook guides the reader through the subject using ‘...

Pragmatics

Pragmatics

1st Edition

By Jean Stilwell Peccei
July 15, 1999

In Pragmatics, the study of meaning derived from context, Jean Stilwell Peccei offers a practical introduction to this core area of linguistics. Pragmatics: encourages the reader to look at different levels of meaning within sentences provides a basic understanding of key pragmatic concepts ...

Word Structure

Word Structure

1st Edition

By Richard Coates
April 22, 1999

Word Structure, provides a complete introduction to morphology, the study of the structure of words. Word Structure:* examines how words work as part of the language system* encourages readers to take an objective and analytic approach* refers to a wealth of languages, including Turkish and Latin, ...

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