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English Linguistics: Essentials

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Paperback, 312 pages
Published October 31st 2005 by Cornelsen (first published April 1st 1999)
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Sep 10, 2016 sabisteb rated it really liked it
Shelves: sachbuch
In Freiburg hat man die Wahl zwischen zwei Einführungen in die Linguistik. Diese und Christian Mairs English Linguistics (bachelor-wissen). Letztendlich nehmen sich die beiden Bücher nichts, was nicht verwundert, denn beide Autoren arbeiten im selben Institut und haben das Buch des anderem in Regal stehen. Eigentlich stehen bei fast allen Linguistik Profs beide Bücher im Regal (wahrscheinlich die Belegexemplare).
Inhaltlich decken beide Bücher also die gleichen Bereiche ab, das Kortmann Buch hat
Jul 24, 2012 Adastra rated it liked it
Shelves: uni
Wow, I actually for once read a book for university cover to cover!

Though this book has everything you need for a English Linguistics basic module exam, I don't particularly like it.

First of all it's butt ugly. What were they thinking when they gave it a baby pink and baby blue cover? Is this supposed to represent English Linguistics as infantile?

Secondly, the layouter obviously never heard anything about readability. The text is way too small and too close to the spine of the book, making it
We've only used part of the book in class so far. While I found phonetics, phonology and morphology to be done well and rather easily understandable, semantics felt awful and just glossed over. I'll probably have to pick it up again next semester for syntax & co., but for now this is my evaluation.
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