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English Linguistics

Essentials

Authors: Kortmann, Bernd

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  • Standard reference work for all Bachelor and Master students of English, English Language and Linguistics 
  • Covers all branches of linguistics (including English-German contrasts, varieties of English)
  • Coloured (two-tone) layout - with numerous checklists, reader-friendly figures and tables, exercises and solutions, links to useful websites for further study and reading
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About this Textbook

This is the completely revised, updated and enlarged 2nd edition of a classic textbook used in many English and linguistics departments in Germany for more than 20 years. It serves both as an introduction for beginners and as a companion for more advanced undergraduate and graduate students, familiarizing its readers with the major and distinctive properties of English (Standard English as well major national, regional and social varieties), including an in-depth structural comparison with German. Written in an accessible style and with many reader-friendly features (including checklists with key terms and concepts, basic and advanced exercises with solutions), the book offers a state-of-the-art-survey of the core terminology and issues of the central branches of linguistics, including an account of the major current research traditions and methodologies.


About the authors

Bernd Kortmann is Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Freiburg, Germany, and, since 2013, Executive Director of FRIAS (Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies). He has been long-time editor of the two international book series Topics in English Linguistics and Dialects of English as well as journal editor of English Language and Linguistics.


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Linguistics: Major concepts and research traditions

    Pages 1-25

    Kortmann, Bernd

  • Phonetics and phonology: On sounds and sound systems

    Pages 27-50

    Kortmann, Bernd

  • Morphology: On the structure and formation of words

    Pages 51-77

    Kortmann, Bernd

  • Grammar: The ground plan of English

    Pages 79-112

    Kortmann, Bernd

  • Contrastive Linguistics: English and German

    Pages 113-142

    Kortmann, Bernd

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eBook $19.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $24.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
English Linguistics
Book Subtitle
Essentials
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
J.B. Metzler
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland, ein Teil von Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-476-05678-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-476-05678-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-476-05677-1
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XI, 303
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
Topics