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Traditional English Grammar and Beyond

Author : Norman Francis Blake
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1988
Category : English language
ISBN : UOM:39015058213102
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Writing in English

Author : R.I.C. Publications Pty, Limited
Publisher : R.I.C. Publications
Release : 2003
Category : English language
ISBN : 9781863118156
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Introduction to English Language

Author : Norman Blake,Jean Moorhead
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 1993-07-28
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN : 9781349228690
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Book Summary: A comprehensive, introductory coursebook for English Language 'A' and 'A/S' level students on any of the examination courses and suitable for Introduction to English Language courses at undergraduate level. The sections cover all the common topics of study, including grammar, language analysis, language acquisition, language varieties and change, language and society and language and style. A final section gives useful help on preparing a language project.

An Introduction to the Language of Literature

Author : Norman Blake
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 1990-11-09
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781349211012
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Book Summary: This book presents an introduction to stylistics for students of literature. It does not presuppose linguistic knowledge, but it approaches literature in a linguistic way. In the first half it looks at the make-up of a sentence in English and how sentence elements are exploited by literary authors. In the second half it looks at the way in which a text is unified by elements beyond the sentence. The conclusion exemplifies the theory explained in the previous chapters.

Adverbs and Modality in English

Author : Leo Hoye
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-06-03
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN : 9781317893592
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Book Summary: This new study on modality in English represents a departure from more traditional approaches to the subject, where the modal auxiliaries have been the usual focus of attention, by examining in detail the nature of their association with different categories of modal adverb. Modality is notoriously complex but the present work offers an accessible introduction to the topic, a comprehensive account of modal-adverb co-occurrence, and a reappraisal of the English modal system. The descriptive framework draws fresh insights from syntactic, semantic and pragmatic approaches to the study of language and communication, and from recent work in corpus linguistics. The book includes contrastive reference to the expression of modality in Spanish and a discussion of modality in such applied contexts as language teaching. A major feature is its reliance on authentic spoken and written language data. The study is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students of linguistics, English language, communications studies and related disciplines.

Chaucer in Perspective

Author : Geoffrey Lester
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 1999-03-01
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781847140821
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Book Summary: Norman Blake, Professor of English Language and Linguistics at Sheffield University, is known throughout the world to scholars of mediaeval English Literature. He has published thirty books and 140 articles on subjects as diverse as Old Norse, Old English, Middle English, early printed books, Shakespeare, Historical Linguistics, Stylistics, Grammar, and the cultural context of mediaeval England. He is best known as an authority on Chaucer, Caxton and Shakespeare's language, and is director of The Canterbury Tales Project, based in the University of Sheffield, which is a scheme to put all the manuscript and early printed versions of the poem onto computer and to issue the transcribed texts on CD-ROM. Norman has lectured and taught in many countries, and is a frequent contributor to international conferences. He has been a Teaching Quality Assessor in universities in Britain and elsewhere. He is also well known (among many other things) for his work as member of the Council of the Early English Text Society, Editor for the Index of Middle English Prose, General Editor of Macmillan's Language of Literature series, and as Secretary of the European Society of the Study of English. Friends and colleagues of this approachable and widely respected scholar have come together to mark his 65th birthday in spring 1999 by contributing to this volume. The essays-on Chaucer, Caxton and related aspects of Middle English-are not only a tribute to Norman's work but also a valuable contribution to Middle English studies in their own right.

Salience and Defaults in Utterance Processing

Author : Kasia M. Jaszczolt,Keith Allan
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Release : 2011-10-27
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN : 9783110270679
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Book Summary: The book addresses controversies around the conscious vs automatic processing of contextual information and the distinction between literal and nonliteral meaning. It sheds new light on the relation of the literal/nonliteral distinction to the distinction between the automatic and conscious retrieval of information. The question of literal meaning is inherently interwoven with the question of lexical salience on one hand and default interpretations on the other. This volume addresses these interconnected issues, stressing their mutual interdependence. It contributes new, ground-breaking insights into the questions of literalness, semantics-pragmatics interface, automatic (default) retrieval and contextual pragmatic enrichment, modelling of discourse processing, lexical pragmatics, and other related issues.