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Part of the reason why this book has appealed to so many students is the reader-friendly layout with many mnemonic devices in the text, the large number of survey figures and tables, and, for each chapter, checklists with the key terms, exercises for revision and questions for further study with an answer key for the former.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Frenzy rated it it was ok Mar 28, Thomas rated kortmannn really liked it Feb 11, MissConfusion17 rated it it was amazing Apr 04, Originally written for a German-speaking audience, English Linguistics: Since all essetnials information in the online-shop is given in German only, it may be advisable to order the book via Amazon ISBN: Open Preview See a Problem?

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English Linguistics: Essentials

Sep 22, Jules rated it liked it Shelves: Sandra rated it liked it Apr 09, Cretchen rated it really liked it Jun 13, Abdunasir Sideeg rated it really liked it Jul 22, There also could have been more chapterisation in order to make it easier to find what you’re looking for. First of all it’s butt ugly. We’ve only used part of the book in class so far. Farmehr rated it liked it Jul 17, Now available as e-book here.


This chapter can be profitably read even by readers whose knowledge of German linguisstics rudimentary or non-existent since it places contrastive linguistics within the other branches of comparative linguistics, adopting a specifically typological perspective, and discusses bundles of distinctive structural properties of English not addressed elsewhere in the book.

Information sheets for students. And thirdly, the pages are too thick.

Irina Merten rated it really liked it Aug 11, Essentials by Bernd Kortmann. Jul 24, Adastra rated it liked it Shelves: What were they thinking when they gave it a baby pink and baby blue cover?

Matthias Fromm rated it did not like it Jan 11, Ema rated it it was ok Nov 05, Document Actions Print this. Deutsch English Englisches Seminar. Essentials is exclusively published as a paperback, selling at a student-friendly price of 13,95 Euro.

Qantaqa rated it liked it Jul 27, However, advanced undergraduates, especially those approaching their exams in linguistics, graduates enrolled in Masters programmes in linguistics as well as student tutors and teaching assistants TAs have found and will surely continue to find this book equally helpful.


Essentials addresses an international readership. Xina rated it it was ok Apr 08, Chrisi Royal rated it liked it Oct 18, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Primarily addressed to a student audience, it has also found many readers among school teachers of English wanting to re- connect with the essentials and latest developments in linguistics. The text is way too small and too close to the spine of the book, making it sometimes painful to read this book. Chelsea rated it really liked it Jan 31, Azur rated it liked it Oct 14, While I found phonetics, phonology and morphology to be done well and rather easily understandable, semantics felt awful and just glossed over.

The book uses essnetials terminology familiar from internationally widely used textbooks in individual linguistic subdisciplines. Eva rated it it was ok Apr 05, Then I probably wouldn’t have anything to complain.

English Linguistics: Essentials : Anglistik – Amerikanistik

Remi rated it it was ok Jan 21, Is this supposed to represent English Linguistics as infantile? The exercises and study questions, in particular, are extremely useful for self-study. Jana Tuerlich rated it did not like it Feb 07,