Structure and Meaning in English

Structure and Meaning in English

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Structure and Meaning in English is designed to help teachers of English develop an understanding of those aspects of English which are especially relevant for learners who speak other languages. Using corpus research, Graeme Kennedy cuts to the heart of what is important in the teaching of English. The book provides pedagogically- relevant information about English at the levels of sounds, words, sentences and texts. It draws attention to those linguistic items and processes which research has shown are typically hard for learners and which lead to errors. Each chapter contains: a description of one or more aspects of English an outline of typical errors or problems for learners specific learning objectives listed at the beginning of each chapter exercises or tasks based on a€˜real Englisha€™ taken from newspapers and other sources. discussion topics which can be worked through independently either as part of a course, or self study With answers to many of the tasks given at the back of the book, this groundbreaking work provides a comprehensive and accessible textbook on the structure and use of the language for teachers of English.About 80 of these 200 irregular verbs are rare and probably not worth teaching, e.g. beseech, smite). ... For example, some native speakers of English say I rung him, We swum about 500 metres, The boat sunk, She sung it very well, using the -ed participle form instead of the past ... Table 5.4 contains a list in alphabetical order of 84 irregular verbs which occur with relatively high frequency in English.

Title:Structure and Meaning in English
Author:Graeme Kennedy
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-01-14


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