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Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of language study and are one-stop resources for students.
Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings - all in the same volume. The innovative and flexible 'two-dimensional' structure is built around four sections - introduction, development, exploration and extension - which offer self-contained stages for study. Each topic can also be read across these sections, enabling the reader to build gradually on the knowledge gained.
presents the basic concepts and key terms of English grammar in a clear and systematic way
encourages readers to evaluate critically the knowledge they already have, particularly in areas that are problematic for them as learners, and to build up and trust their own intuitions about the language
uses a range of international authentic texts to illustrate concepts and theories, from sources such as newspapers, novels and academic texts discussing English grammar
is accompanied by a companion website featuring audio files of authentic spoken English, and further activities.
Written by an experienced teacher and researcher, this accessible textbook is an essential resource for all students of English language and linguistics.