A Survey of Modern English offers a comprehensive, scholarly and systematic review of modern English. In one volume, it presents a description of both the linguistic structure of present-day English and its geographical, social, gender and ethnic variations. The book can be roughly divided into three sections. In the first five chapters, the authors give an account of modern English as a linguistic system, describing vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar as well as textual features of the language. They then look at variations of modern English as functions of use and user, examining the influence of such factors as the situation of communication and the age or gender of the speakers on language use. The final part of the book deals with the major areas of the world in which English is spoken as a first or second language. This section includes chapters on English in Asia, in Africa, in Australia, in New Zealand and in America. The emphasis rests exclusively on the modern language with historical aspects mentioned only where necessary. The style is largely free of jargon with any unfamiliar terms explained on their first appearance. Each chapter is accompanied by an extensive, up-to-date bibliography. The combination of breadth of treatment and accessible style makes A Survey of Modern English a unique and invaluable resource for students and teachers of English worldwide.Vom Verlag:
First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Buchbeschreibung London; New York: Routledge, 1992. 1. XIV, 498 S. Gr.-8° OBrosch. Gutes Exemplar / Fine copy. 820 gr. Artikel-Nr. 702069