How English Works: A Linguistic Introduction (3rd Edition)

ISBN-13: 9780205032280

ISBN-10: 0205032281

Author: Anne Curzan, Michael Patrick Adams

Edition: 3

Publication date:
2011
Publisher:
Pearson
Format:
Paperback 576 pages
Category:
Linguistics & Languages
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Acknowledged author Anne Curzan wrote How English Works: A Linguistic Introduction (3rd Edition) comprising 576 pages back in 2011. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0205032281 and 9780205032280. Since then How English Works: A Linguistic Introduction (3rd Edition) textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $57.57 or rent at the marketplace.


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A major introductory language/linguistics textbook written specifically for English and Education majors, this book is an engaging introduction to the structure of English, general theories in linguistics, and important issues in sociolinguistics.¿

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This accessible text provides more extensive coverage of issues of particular interest to English and Education majors.¿ Tapping into our natural curiosity about language, it invites all students to connect academic linguistics to everyday use of the English language and to become active participants in the construction of linguistic knowledge.

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The second edition provides updated examples of language change—including new slang and other word coinages, grammatical developments, and sound changes—as well as new research findings on American dialects, language acquisition, language evolution, eggcorns, English and the Internet, and much more.