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English Linguistics

Essentials

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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

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XI
  2. Grammar: The ground plan of English

    • Bernd Kortmann
    Pages 79-112
  3. Contrastive Linguistics: English and German

    • Bernd Kortmann
    Pages 113-142
  4. Semantics: Word and sentence meaning

    • Bernd Kortmann
    Pages 143-171
  5. Pragmatics: The study of meaning in context

    • Bernd Kortmann
    Pages 173-199
  6. Turns and trends in 21st century linguistics

    • Bernd Kortmann
    Pages 241-286
  7. General reference works

    • Bernd Kortmann
    Pages 287-289
  8. Online resources and appetizers

    • Bernd Kortmann
    Pages 291-293
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 295-303

About this book

This is the completely revised, updated and enlarged 2nd edition of a classic textbook widely used at German universities for more than 20 years. It serves both as an introduction for beginners and as a companion for more advanced students, familiarizing its readers with the major and distinctive properties of English and its major 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, basic and advanced exercises with solutions), the book offers a state-of-the-art-survey of English linguistics as practiced in the 21st century.

Keywords

  • phonetics
  • grammar
  • semantics
  • sociolinguistics
  • pragmatics

Authors and Affiliations

  • Englisches Seminar, Universität Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

    Bernd Kortmann

About the author

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.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: English Linguistics

  • Book Subtitle: Essentials

  • Authors: Bernd Kortmann

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-476-05678-8

  • Publisher: J.B. Metzler Stuttgart

  • eBook Packages: J.B. Metzler Humanities (German Language)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland, ein Teil von Springer Nature 2020

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-476-05677-1

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-476-05678-8

  • Edition Number: 2

  • Number of Pages: XI, 303

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Linguistics

Buying options

eBook USD 19.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-476-05678-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 24.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)