The Morphology of English Dialects: Verb-Formation in Non-standard English (Studies in English Language)

By Lieselotte Anderwald

The place do dialects vary from common English, and why are they so remarkably resilient? This new learn argues that time-honored verbs that deviate from ordinary English for the main half have a protracted pedigree. Analysing the language use of over a hundred and twenty dialect audio system, Lieselotte Anderwald demonstrates that not just are audio system justified traditionally in utilizing those verbs, systematically those non-standard kinds really make extra feel. by way of constituting a less complicated method, they're often less expensive than their general English opposite numbers. Drawing on info gathered from the Freiburg English Dialect Corpus (FRED), this cutting edge and interesting examine comes without delay from the leading edge of this box, and should be of significant curiosity to scholars and researchers of English language and linguistics, morphology and syntax.

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Weeds in the Garden of Words: Further Observations on the Tangled History of the English Language

By Kate Burridge

If the English language is a wonderful backyard, full of unique hybrids and the continued culture of history specimens, then it's no shock that we'll additionally locate a few weeds. Linguistic weeds can have pronunciations we do not wish or buildings which are misplaced. We might be attempting to carry directly to phrases and utilization we must always possibly have stated farewell to. yet as all gardeners be aware of, what one gardener calls a 'weed', one other may perhaps name a 'flower'. a similar is going for phrases and their utilization in English - occasionally we simply have not learned their virtues. Kate Burridge follows the overseas good fortune of her booklet Blooming English with one other exciting expedition into the ever-changing nature of our complicated and attractive language.

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Dictionary of Construction Terms

By Simon Tolson, Jeremy Glover, Stacy Sinclair

The Dictionary of development phrases deals transparent and concise causes of the main generally encountered criminal and technical phrases, words and abbreviations used in the course of the development undefined. it is going to keep worthy time whilst trying to find an authoritative clarification of an often used time period and may turn into a pragmatic reference for development attorneys, practitioners and scholars, in addition to these in similar industries together with making plans, estate and assurance.

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Grammar Practice Activities: A Practical Guide for Teachers (Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers)

By Penny Ur

For the instructor who needs to mix grammar instructing with a extensively communicative technique, this is often a useful source. It features a number of inventive and fascinating grammar perform actions compatible for quite a lot of degrees and a long time. half one offers: * an in depth advent to grammar educating * instructions for the layout of actions * sensible tricks on powerful school room presentation. half comprises: * nearly 2 hundred game-like actions for practicing very important or not easy facets of English grammar, with distinctive descriptions of method * pattern texts and visuals that may be photocopied for instant use.

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Common Errors in English Usage: Third Edition

By Paul Brians

The 3rd version of universal error in English utilization has been revised and extended through 20 percentage. It continues to be an invaluable and enjoyable consultant to mixed-up, mangled expressions, international language fake pas, complicated phrases, and generally mispronounced phrases.

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The Word Snoop

By Ursula Dubosarsky

Meet the notice Snoop. She?s rushing and bold and witty as can be?and nobody is familiar with extra concerning the evolution of the English language than she does. fortunately, she?s spilling her secrets and techniques during this gem of a e-book. From the 1st alphabet in 4000 BC, to anagrams, palindromes, and modern day textual content messages, readers will study all concerning the attention-grabbing twists and turns our reasonable language has taken to develop into what it really is today.

With playful black-and-white illustrations, riddles to resolve, and codes to damage, The notice Snoop is definitive facts that phrases can spark the mind's eye and are something yet boring. it is a e-book for each aspiring author, and each actual reader.

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A Pair of Blue Eyes

This publication was once switched over from its actual version to the electronic layout through a neighborhood of volunteers. you'll locate it at no cost on the net. buy of the Kindle variation comprises instant supply.

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Dictionary of Obsolete English

This new version of the well known definitive thesaurus offers the foremost to these phrases within the English language that experience both replaced their which means or been altogether discarded . . . phrases universal within the days of Chaucer, Shakespeare or Johnson . . . Even phrases recognized to Dickens and Browning, yet this day out of date. a desirable guide, no longer purely for the linguist and philologist, yet for everybody intrigued by means of the colourful, the unusual and the weird in our language.

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The Great Boer War

By Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle witnessed the incidence of the Boer warfare among Britain and the Boer Republics. He was once significantly affected and lent his huge writing abilities to an outline of the conflict and its political surroundings.

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