Whys & Therefores
A Rational Look at the English LanguageeBook - 2011
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
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 269 pages) : illustrations
Alternative Title: Whys and therefores