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ISBN-10:
0521427207
ISBN-13:
9780521427203
Pub. Date:
03/13/1997
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
About Language: Tasks for Teachers of English

About Language: Tasks for Teachers of English

by Scott Thornbury

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Overview

Tasks for teachers of English that help to develop language awareness and invite consideration of the pedagogical implications and classroom applications. This second edition has been fully revised and updated, incorporating recent developments in language description, whilst keeping the organisation and structure of the successful first edition. As before, the book asks: 'What is it that a teacher needs to know about English in order to teach it effectively?' It develops teachers' language awareness through a wide range of tasks, which involve them in analysing English to discover its underlying systems. The book consists of 31 units, with new material focusing on varieties of English, models of grammar, phraseology, and spoken grammar. Suitable for use on training courses and for self-study.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521427203
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/13/1997
Series: Cambridge Teacher Training and Development Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 290
Sales rank: 1,046,025
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.49(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Scott Thornbury is Associate Professor on the MA TESOL program at the New School in New York, and has an MA (TEFL) from the University of Reading. His previous experience includes teaching and training in Egypt, UK, Spain, and in his native New Zealand. He has written extensively on areas of language and methodology, his most recent books being Beyond the Sentence: An Introduction to Discourse Analysis and An A-Z of ELT, Natural Grammar, which won a British Council ELT Innovations Award in 2004, and Grammar, which earned a special mention in the English Speaking Union awards for 2006; Conversation: From Description to Pedagogy (with Diana Slade, Cambridge University Press) and The CELTA Course (with Peter Watkins, Cambridge University Press). He is currently the series editor of the Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers (CUP). He divides his time between New York and Barcelona.

Table of Contents

Thanks Acknowledgements Introduction Tasks Introductory unit 1 Language standards and rules 2 Varieties of English 3 Types of grammar 4 Language systems and syllabuses 5 Forms and functions 6 An introduction to phonology 7 The consonants 8 The vowels 9 Rhythm and connected speech 10 Sentence stress and intonation 11 Word formation, spelling and word stress 12 Lexical meaning 13 Word classes and phrases 14 Sentence structure: the simple sentence 15 Sentence structure: the complex sentence 16 Negatives and questions 17 The verb phrase 18 Time and tense 19 Aspect: progressive 20 Aspect: perfect 21 Modality 22 Futurity 23 Hypothetical meaning and conditionals 24 The noun phrase 25 Determiners 26 Adjectives and adverbs 27 Prepositions and phrasal verbs 28 Cohesion 29 Texts 30 Conversation Key and commentaries Introductory unit 1 Language standards and rules 2 Varieties of English 3 Types of grammar 4 Language systems and syllabuses 5 Forms and functions 6 An introduction to phonology 7 The consonants 8 The vowels 9 Rhythm and connected speech 10 Sentence stress and intonation 11 Word formation, spelling and word stress 12 Lexical meaning 13 Word classes and phrases 14 Sentence structure: the simple sentence 15 Sentence structure: the complex sentence 16 Negatives and questions 17 The verb phrase 18 Time and tense 19 Aspect: progressive 20 Aspect: perfect 21 Modality 22 Futurity 23 Hypothetical meaning and conditionals 24 The noun phrase 25 Determiners 26 Adjectives and adverbs 27 Prepositions and phrasal verbs 28 Cohesion 29 Texts 30 Conversation References Index

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