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!Ebook ♺ How English Works: A Linguistic Introduction ☧ This accessible introduction to the structure of English, general theories in linguistics, and important issues in sociolinguistics, is the first text written specifically for English and Education majors This engaging introductory language linguistics textbook provides extensive coverage of issues of particular interest to English majors and future English instructors It invites all students to connect academic linguistics to the everyday use of the English language around them The book s approach taps students natural curiosity about the English language Through exercises and discussion questions about ongoing changes in English, How English Works asks students to become active participants in the construction of linguistic knowledge First chapter was so well written The rest of the book is just technical, boring and not worth anyone s time Well, the intros to each chapter are interesting If I just read those, I might enjoy reading about linguistics otherwise, this book infuriated me TheI read, the less valuable I thought the topic was, which I don t think was the point of me reading it for class. I read this book as a text for my Linguistics for Teachers class that I took at Northeastern Illinois University NEIU during the summer of 2011 Unsatisfied with my full time job and unable to find a new one, I thought perhaps I d take some classes in Teaching English as a Second Language Teaching English as a Foreign Language TESL TEFL As an undergraduate, I earned a certificate to teach high school English and psychology as well as junior high school language arts and social sciences I I read this book as a text for my Linguistics for Teachers class that I took at Northeastern Illinois University NEIU during the summer of 2011 Unsatisfied with my full time job and unable to find a new one, I thought perhaps I d take some classes in Teaching English as a Second Language Teaching English as a Foreign Language TESL TEFL As an undergraduate, I earned a certificate to teach high school English and psychology as well as junior high school language arts and social sciences I needed some continuing education C.E.s credit for the certificate and also contemplated teaching English in Poland either of those would be a better option than the current job.The Linguistics for Teachers class was actually very interesting save the part on phonetics, which was my least favorite part of the class and felt like mostly tedium However, the professor for the class was frustrating she missed well over a week of class to go on vacation she claimed it was a family reunion Additionally, the feedback she gave on her exercises never revealed how to do things correctly, and only indicated what was correct There were several unhelpful parts to class that could have improved it, but the project for the class was useful and interesting I had to transcribe and do a close linguistic analysis of a non native speaker s experience speech For my particular project, I interviewed my mother about her experiences learning English when she came to the United States from Poland when she was sixteen.When my professor was away, she gave us an assignment corresponding to the third edition of the text the third edition had just come out a week or two before class started, and both the second and third edition of the text were listed on the syllabus as acceptable I purchased the substantially cheaper second edition Apparently, the third edition goes into research by Lera Boroditsky, a psychology professor at Stanford who is so kind as to host her academic papers on her web site Boroditsky s work was fascinating, and addressed some issues relating to the Sapir Whorf hypothesis which states that the way one s language works influences the way one relates to the world I read the original source materials, and would love to readabout this area unfortunately, it hasn t come up again in my other TESL TEFL classes at least yet, that is , and it may not I should make it a priority to read from Boroditsky s web site, as she was called a visionary by Utne Reader in 2011 this was taken from Wikipedia, but that s where I started my research on Boroditsky when the assignment asked me about a person that wasn t in the second edition of the text Some of her research included a discussion of how individuals from language systems that have less developed number numeric words have trouble with mathematics problems I wish I was writing from my home computer rather than my school one, as then I could write evendetails.In the spring of 2012, I find myself taking advanced linguistics nor NEIU s M.A in TESL TEFL program I m actually a student at large I need three classes for my C.E.s, but may takefor the M.A Alas, we re reading a whole book on phonology, and there s nothing on the syntax and semantics I liked so much I should be reading about phonology now, but instead, I m writing about the Curzan and Adams linguistics book Overall I think this is a good textbook It had lots of good information, but I doubt the authors realize they have a bias It s amazing how relativism has worked it s way even into what I thought was going to be a book about grammar and language structure But maybe that reveals my bias Grammar and a discussion of the structure and history of the English language were certainly included in the book, but I m tired of directly and indirectly being told to check your privilege I have noc Overall I think this is a good textbook It had lots of good information, but I doubt the authors realize they have a bias It s amazing how relativism has worked it s way even into what I thought was going to be a book about grammar and language structure But maybe that reveals my bias Grammar and a discussion of the structure and history of the English language were certainly included in the book, but I m tired of directly and indirectly being told to check your privilege I have nocontrol over who my parents are than you did, buddy Best book on English language. To be honest, I did not really like having to read this book for one of my classes The class was not my favorite class But overall, the book did a fairly good job of explaining things I feel like it could have explained things a little bit better for those of us who aren t linguistics majors, but it was fairly good But definitely not something that I will probably ever read again I had to read this for a class For an applied linguistics book, it had clear examples helpful charts I find linguistics fascinating but difficult I had to read this for a class For an applied linguistics book, it had clear examples helpful charts I find linguistics fascinating but difficult Read for my graduate program Most chapters were interesting enough to skim through Educational and easy to cite in my papers. It s a textbook It reads like one Yes, I m selling it back to the school. Slogged through it for a grad class It was not fun, but I did learn a lot.