The English Language volume assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. For students who have never studied English Language before, it will give an idea of what to expect. For students already studying English Language at school, it will provide a concise but comprehensive learning aid.Part One covers core subjects taught in the first year of most English Language degrees. Topics include: phonetics and phonology; vocabulary; inflectional morphology; syntax; the history of English; regional and social variation; language change; and language and poetry. Part Two tackles the study skills needed at university level and discusses issues such as lectures, tutorials and seminars; writing skills; essays and dissertations; and examinations. Learning tools include a sample degree exam paper and a sample essay answer.
PART ONE: WHAT IS ENGLISH LANGUAGE?
1. Phonetics and Phonology (The Sounds of English)
3. Inflectional Morphology
5. History of English
6. Regional Variation
7. Social Variation
8. Functional Variation
9. Language Change
10. Language and Poetry
PART TWO: STUDY SKILLS
11. Be in the Know
12. Learning: Reading. Assessment and Self-Directed
13. Time Management
14. Tutorials, Seminars and Oral Presentations
16. Essays and Dissertations
17. Improving Written Communication
Appendix I: Sample Degree Exam Paper
Appendix II: Sample Essay Answer.