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Why is English like that? : historical answers to hard ELT questions, Norbert Schmitt, Richard Marsden

Label
Why is English like that? : historical answers to hard ELT questions
Title
Why is English like that?
Title remainder
historical answers to hard ELT questions
Statement of responsibility
Norbert Schmitt, Richard Marsden
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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1956-
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Schmitt, Norbert
Dewey number
420.9
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1075
LC item number
.S372 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Marsden, Richard
Series statement
Michigan teacher training
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  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Teaching
Target audience
adult
Label
Why is English like that? : historical answers to hard ELT questions, Norbert Schmitt, Richard Marsden
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0632/2005055531-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • English's Strengths and Weaknesses as a Language
  • Many Spellings for One Sound
  • 148
  • 6
  • Spelling of English: How Did the Writing System of English Develop?
  • 150
  • Origins of the English Alphabet
  • 150
  • Standardization of English Spelling
  • 156
  • Changing the Spellings of Words
  • 9
  • 162
  • Classroom Activity 6.1
  • Comparing British and American English (Spelling)
  • 169
  • 7
  • English around the World: How Is English Different in Various Countries around the World?
  • 171
  • Uniformity of English around the World
  • 171
  • Standard English
  • Classroom Activity 1.1
  • 173
  • Three Circles of Global English Usage
  • 178
  • What Are the Differences between American and British English?
  • 180
  • English in Non Native-Speaking Countries
  • 192
  • Classroom Activity 7.1
  • Comparing British and American English (Vocabulary)
  • 202
  • Importance of English in Today's World
  • Classroom Activity 7.2
  • Comparing Different Kinds of English
  • 204
  • 8
  • English in the Future: Where Is English Going?
  • 207
  • Will English Become More Uniform, or Will It Fragment in the Future?
  • 207
  • Will English Continue to Be a Prominent World Language?
  • 211
  • 13
  • What Will English Look Like in the Future?
  • 214
  • Teacher's Notes and Answers to the Classroom Exercises
  • 226
  • Classroom Activity 1.2
  • How Does English Compare to Other Languages?
  • 14
  • Classroom Activity 1.3
  • English Use around the World
  • Guide to the Phonetic Symbols Used in This Book
  • 15
  • 2
  • A Brief History of the English Language: A Language Evolves in a Changing World
  • 16
  • Before English
  • 17
  • Old English (c. 450-1100)
  • 20
  • Middle English (c. 1100-1500)
  • 26
  • x
  • Early Modern English (c. 1500-1700)
  • 30
  • Modern English (c. 1700-Present Day)
  • 33
  • Classroom Activity 2.1
  • Development of English
  • 40
  • 3
  • English Grammar: Why Are There So Many Irregular Forms in English Grammar?
  • 42
  • 1
  • What Is Grammar?
  • 42
  • Describing Grammar
  • 44
  • Irregularities in Morphology
  • 48
  • Irregularities in Syntax
  • 63
  • Modern Changes in Grammar
  • 72
  • Why English? Why Are We Teaching English and Not Some Other Language?
  • Classroom Activity 3.1
  • Irregular Verbs in English
  • 75
  • Classroom Activity 3.2
  • Irregular Plural Nouns in English
  • 77
  • 4
  • English Vocabulary: Why Are There So Many Words, and Where Did They Come From?
  • 78
  • Size of the English Lexicon
  • Importance of English in the World Today
  • 78
  • Origins of the Modern English Lexicon
  • 80
  • English Words That Have Been Created
  • 92
  • Classroom Activity 4.1
  • Old English Vocabulary in Today's English
  • 102
  • Classroom Activity 4.2
  • Where Did Old English Vocabulary Come From?
  • 1
  • 103
  • Classroom Activity 4.3
  • Where Did English Vocabulary Come From?
  • 104
  • Classroom Handout: A List of Useful Latin Prefixes
  • 105
  • Vocabulary Levels Test
  • 106
  • 5
  • Sounds of English: Why Does the Pronunciation of English Vary, and Why Doesn't It Always Match the Spelling?
  • How English Became a Global Language
  • 111
  • Variation in the Pronunciation of English
  • 111
  • Mismatches between Pronunciation and Spelling in English
  • 112
  • Describing the Sounds of English
  • 113
  • Why Does Pronunciation Change?
  • 121
  • Historical Sound Change and Its Effect on Modern English Pronunciation
  • 9
  • 128
  • Accent
  • 136
  • Classroom Activity 5.1
  • When Did Words Come into English?
  • 144
  • Classroom Activity 5.2
  • Find the Silent Letter
  • 146
  • Classroom Activity 5.3
Control code
ocm62430932
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
x, 246 pages
Isbn
9780472031344
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005055531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
420.9 SCH56 ; P ; XX-RF ; Series-adult ; RF0506BT.
Other control number
9780472031344
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o62430932
  • (Sirsi) o62430932
Label
Why is English like that? : historical answers to hard ELT questions, Norbert Schmitt, Richard Marsden
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0632/2005055531-d.html
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • English's Strengths and Weaknesses as a Language
  • Many Spellings for One Sound
  • 148
  • 6
  • Spelling of English: How Did the Writing System of English Develop?
  • 150
  • Origins of the English Alphabet
  • 150
  • Standardization of English Spelling
  • 156
  • Changing the Spellings of Words
  • 9
  • 162
  • Classroom Activity 6.1
  • Comparing British and American English (Spelling)
  • 169
  • 7
  • English around the World: How Is English Different in Various Countries around the World?
  • 171
  • Uniformity of English around the World
  • 171
  • Standard English
  • Classroom Activity 1.1
  • 173
  • Three Circles of Global English Usage
  • 178
  • What Are the Differences between American and British English?
  • 180
  • English in Non Native-Speaking Countries
  • 192
  • Classroom Activity 7.1
  • Comparing British and American English (Vocabulary)
  • 202
  • Importance of English in Today's World
  • Classroom Activity 7.2
  • Comparing Different Kinds of English
  • 204
  • 8
  • English in the Future: Where Is English Going?
  • 207
  • Will English Become More Uniform, or Will It Fragment in the Future?
  • 207
  • Will English Continue to Be a Prominent World Language?
  • 211
  • 13
  • What Will English Look Like in the Future?
  • 214
  • Teacher's Notes and Answers to the Classroom Exercises
  • 226
  • Classroom Activity 1.2
  • How Does English Compare to Other Languages?
  • 14
  • Classroom Activity 1.3
  • English Use around the World
  • Guide to the Phonetic Symbols Used in This Book
  • 15
  • 2
  • A Brief History of the English Language: A Language Evolves in a Changing World
  • 16
  • Before English
  • 17
  • Old English (c. 450-1100)
  • 20
  • Middle English (c. 1100-1500)
  • 26
  • x
  • Early Modern English (c. 1500-1700)
  • 30
  • Modern English (c. 1700-Present Day)
  • 33
  • Classroom Activity 2.1
  • Development of English
  • 40
  • 3
  • English Grammar: Why Are There So Many Irregular Forms in English Grammar?
  • 42
  • 1
  • What Is Grammar?
  • 42
  • Describing Grammar
  • 44
  • Irregularities in Morphology
  • 48
  • Irregularities in Syntax
  • 63
  • Modern Changes in Grammar
  • 72
  • Why English? Why Are We Teaching English and Not Some Other Language?
  • Classroom Activity 3.1
  • Irregular Verbs in English
  • 75
  • Classroom Activity 3.2
  • Irregular Plural Nouns in English
  • 77
  • 4
  • English Vocabulary: Why Are There So Many Words, and Where Did They Come From?
  • 78
  • Size of the English Lexicon
  • Importance of English in the World Today
  • 78
  • Origins of the Modern English Lexicon
  • 80
  • English Words That Have Been Created
  • 92
  • Classroom Activity 4.1
  • Old English Vocabulary in Today's English
  • 102
  • Classroom Activity 4.2
  • Where Did Old English Vocabulary Come From?
  • 1
  • 103
  • Classroom Activity 4.3
  • Where Did English Vocabulary Come From?
  • 104
  • Classroom Handout: A List of Useful Latin Prefixes
  • 105
  • Vocabulary Levels Test
  • 106
  • 5
  • Sounds of English: Why Does the Pronunciation of English Vary, and Why Doesn't It Always Match the Spelling?
  • How English Became a Global Language
  • 111
  • Variation in the Pronunciation of English
  • 111
  • Mismatches between Pronunciation and Spelling in English
  • 112
  • Describing the Sounds of English
  • 113
  • Why Does Pronunciation Change?
  • 121
  • Historical Sound Change and Its Effect on Modern English Pronunciation
  • 9
  • 128
  • Accent
  • 136
  • Classroom Activity 5.1
  • When Did Words Come into English?
  • 144
  • Classroom Activity 5.2
  • Find the Silent Letter
  • 146
  • Classroom Activity 5.3
Control code
ocm62430932
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
x, 246 pages
Isbn
9780472031344
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005055531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
420.9 SCH56 ; P ; XX-RF ; Series-adult ; RF0506BT.
Other control number
9780472031344
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o62430932
  • (Sirsi) o62430932

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