A Survey of Modern English

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 397 pages
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Fully revised and updated, the second edition of this authoritative guide is a comprehensive, scholarly and systematic review of modern English. In one volume the book presents a description of both the linguistic structure of present-day English and its geographical, social, gender, and ethnic variations.
Covering new developments such as the impact of email on language and corpus-based grammars, this accessible text has been extensively rewritten and brings the survey of modern English right up to date. It also offers new examples and suggestions for further reading.
 

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Contents

Vocabulary
23
TABLES
25
Words in combination
48
The pronunciation and spelling of English
66
Grammar
97
Written texts and English for specific purposes 1ESP1
145
Spoken discourse
168
Modes of address power solidarity and politeness
195
English in the British lsles
227
English in America
250
Standard British and American English in comparison
272
English in Australia New Zealand and South Africa
296
English as a second language 1ESL
314
Bibliography of dictionaries
349
General bibliography
355
lndex
379

Language and gender
209

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About the author (2004)

Stephan Gramley is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Linguistics and Literature at the University of Bielefeld, Germany.

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