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English Vocabulary: The Basics (2022)

English Vocabulary: The Basics (2022)

English | 2022 | ISBN: ‎ 1032256966 | 199 pages | True PDF | 7.31 MB

English Vocabulary: The Basics offers a clear, non-jargonistic introduction to English vocabulary, the way linguists classify and explain it, and the place of vocabulary in our overall picture of the language, and in society. Introducing a range of terminology for discussing vocabulary, the reader is provided with a coherent, structured description of what we know about words and their meanings.

Key features of this book include:

• Analysis of historical roots of present-day words

• Coverage of the differences between speech and writing and between formality and informality

• Understanding of the social implications of choices that readers make to use standard or non-standard (e.g., regional/dialect) vocabulary

• A focus on British English with reference to a wide range of varieties of English that include North American English, Irish English, Indian English, Malaysian English, Nigerian English and Caribbean English.

Featuring a glossary of key terms, cartoons and illustrations, further reading, reflection points, interesting “factoids” and examples from corpora from around the world, this book is an engaging and thought-provoking read for anyone with an interest in English vocabulary.