Whys & Therefores

Whys & Therefores

A Rational Look at the English Language

eBook - 2011
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Whys & Therefores aids the reader to arrive at generalizations for the shape of the English language: words, grammar, meaning, sound and spelling. The format adopted throughout is that of a light-hearted ongoing Socratic dialogue between a mentor and a pupil. The intended effects of such activity are: awareness of what it means to 'know' a language; reliance upon native-language intuition; discovery of what one didn't know that one already 'knows' about the language; use of ungrammaticality as an investigative tool; healthy questioning of received facts about language from so-called experts; a.
Publisher: London ; Oakville, Conn. : Equinox Pub., Ă2011
ISBN: 9781781790298
1781790299
9781908049902
1908049901
9781845536510
1845536517
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 269 pages) : illustrations
Alternative Title: Whys and therefores

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