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How English Works: A Linguistic Introduction (2nd Edition)

How English Works: A Linguistic Introduction (2nd Edition)
Author: Anne Curzan - Michael P. Adams Ph.D
ISBN 13: 9780205605507
ISBN 10: 205605508
Edition: 2
Publisher: Longman
Publication Date: 2008-07-12
Format: Paperback
Pages: 608
List Price: $118.80

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.

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.

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.