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English Grammar For Dummies

by Geraldine Woods

The fun and easy way to improve your grammar

Enhancing your speaking and writing skills helps in everyday situations, such as writing a paper for school, giving a presentation to a company's bigwigs, or communicating...


Understanding Semantics, Second Edition

by Sebastian Löbner

Understanding Semantics, Second Edition, provides an engaging and accessible introduction to linguistic semantics. The first part takes the reader through a step-by-step guide to the main phenomena and notions...


Exploring English Grammar: From Formal to Functional

by Caroline Coffin, Jim Donohue & Sarah North

This engaging textbook bridges the gap between traditional and functional grammar. Starting with a traditional approach, students will develop a firm grasp of traditional tools for analysis and learn how SFG...


Word on the Street: Debunking the Myth of a Pure Standard English

by John McWhorter

A barbed rebuttal to the conservative view that popular culture is destroying the English language.


English Grammar

by Richard Hudson

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...


Grammar Essentials For Dummies

by Geraldine Woods

For students competing for the decreasing pool of college scholarships, writing a stellar entrance essay can make all the difference. With discrete explanations of vital grammar rules, common usage errors, and...


The Discourse of Teaching Practice Feedback

by Fiona Farr

In this book, Farr examines the spoken and written language of post-observation teaching-practice feedback on teacher education programs. To do so, she draws upon theories from discourse analysis, conversation...


Global Englishes: A Resource Book for Students

by Jennifer Jenkins

Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of language study and are one-stop resources for students.

Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject,...


War Slang: American Fighting Words & Phrases Since the Civil War, Third Edition

by Paul Dickson

From the homegrown "boodle" of the 19th century to current "misunderstandistan" in the Middle East, America's foremost expert on slang reveals military lingo at its most colorful, innovative, brutal, and ironic....


The Routledge Handbook of Educational Linguistics

by Martha Bigelow & Johanna Ennser-Kananen

The Routledge Handbook of Educational Linguistics provides a comprehensive survey of the core and current language-related issues in educational contexts. Bringing together the expertise and voices of well-established...


Black Street Speech: Its History, Structure, and Survival

by John Baugh

In the minds of many, black street speech-the urban dialect of black Americans-bespeaks illiteracy, poverty, and ignorance. John Baugh challenges those prejudices in this brilliant new inquiry into the history,...


Tense and Narrativity: From Medieval Performance to Modern Fiction

by Suzanne Fleischman

In this pathfinding study, Suzanne Fleischman brings together theory and methodology from various quarters to shed important new light on the linguistic structure of narrative, a primary and universal device...


Amazonian Linguistics: Studies in Lowland South American Languages

by Doris L. Payne

Lowland South American languages have been among the least studied ln the world. Consequently, their previous contribution to linguistic theory and language universals has been small. However, as this volume...


Linguistics, Philosophy, and Montague Grammar

by Steven Davis & Marianne Mithun

This volume presents significant developments in the field of Montague Grammar and outlines its past and future contributions to philosophy and linguistics. The contents are as follows:Introduction by Steven...


Language and Social Relationship in Brazilian Portuguese: The Pragmatics of Politeness

by Dale April Koike

"Give me the salt" and "Please pass the salt" make the same request, but in a polite situation the first utterance may give offense, while the second may not. How and why such differences in wording and intonation,...


The Languages of Native America: Historical and Comparative Assessment

by Lyle Campbell & Marianne Mithun

These essays were drawn from the papers presented at the Linguistic Society of America's Summer Institute at the State University of New York at Oswego in 1976. The contents are as follows: Lyle Campbell and...


Second Language Acquisition and Task-Based Language Teaching

by Mike Long

This book offers an in-depth explanation of Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) and the methods necessary to implement it in the language classroom successfully.

  • Combines a survey of theory and research in instructed...


Rules of Use: Language and Instruction in Early Modern England

by Julian Lamb

We take it for granted that we can use words properly � appropriately, meaningfully, even decorously. And yet it is very difficult to justify or explain what makes a particular use "proper." Given that properness...


Language as Discourse: Perspectives for Language Teaching

by Michael McCarthy & Ronald Carter

In this book Michael McCarthy and Ronald Carter describe the discoursal properties of language and demonstrate what insights this approach can offer to the student and teacher of language. The authors examine...


Language and Characterisation: People in Plays and Other Texts

by Jonathan Culpeper

Textual Explorations General Editors-

Mick Short, Lancaster University

Elena Semino, Lancaster University

The focus of this series is on the stylistic analysis of literary and non-literary texts, and the theoretical...