The author's fundamental objective when writing this book was to provide the reader with basic information about the differences between Standard British and American English. The text is structured by considering differences with respect to pronunciation, stress, intonation, spelling, vocabulary, phraseology, and grammar. Although intended primarily for university undergraduate students of English, the book should also be of interest and value to English language teachers and, in fact, to anybody having a fairly good command of the language and an interest in English variation. The book requires only a minimal knowledge of basic linguistics: acquaintance with the International Phonetic Alphabet, whose symbols are used in many ordinary dictionaries, and fundamental grammatical categories such as prepositions, pronouns, articles, and reported speech.
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Provides the basic information about the differences between Standard British and American English. This book is structured by considering differences with respect to pronunciation, stress, intonation, spelling, vocabulary, phraseology, and grammar. It is useful for those having a good command of the language and an interest in English variation.
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Abbreviations and Symbols; Introduction; a. Aim and target reader; b. Why was this book written?; c. The present book as a sociolinguistic study; d. English as a global language; e. The origin of American English; f. Standard British English and American English. Pronunciation, Stress and Intonation; Spelling; Vocabulary; Phraseology; Grammar; Conclusion; References; Index.
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Produktdetaljer

ISBN
9788762902947
Publisert
2005
Utgiver
Vendor
DJOFPublishing
Aldersnivå
05, UU
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Antall sider
144

Forfatter

Om bidragsyterne

Karol Janicki is a professor of linguistics in the Department of English, University of Bergen, Norway.