"This third edition retains the remarkably clear exposition and comprehensive coverage of all the linguistic nuts and bolts a beginner English language student needs to know, but is even more richly illustrated, and also includes a new chapter on variation. Once more Ballard has created the English language textbook of choice." - Jonathan Culpeper, Lancaster University, UK
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"Over the years, The Frameworks of English has developed into a veritable linguistic treasure trove. Kim Ballard strikes a nice balance between breadth of coverage and level of detail, making this book an essential tool for introductory English language courses." – Cristiano Broccias, University of Genoa, Italy
'A terrific resource for all students of the English language who want to know more precisely how it works. The essential elements of the spoken and written language are explained and discussed with outstanding clarity. The sections are very well developed, and there are excellent examples and illustrations. The impressive new chapter on accent and dialect makes the book even more comprehensive.' – David Lewis, Chief Examiner for WJEC A Level English Language, UK
A survey of the morphological, lexical, grammatical and phonological frameworks of English, with plenty of examples and guidance on how to study English in use, including accent and dialect variation
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