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How English Works This was an engaging and understandable text book, but it was still a text book As a linguistics major taking a required basic linguistics course for a graduate program I felt this was a comprehensive intro text My favorite part of the book was the insets with interesting information about scholars, or fun linguistic tidbits. To be honest, I did not really like having to read this book for one of my classes The class was not my favorite class But overall, the book did a fairly good job of explaining things I feel like it could have explained things a little bit better for those of us who aren t linguistics majors, but it was fairly good But definitely not something that I will probably ever read again This Accessible Introduction To The Structure Of English, General Theories In Linguistics, And Important Issues In Sociolinguistics, Is The First Text Written Specifically For English And Education Majors This Engaging Introductory Language Linguistics Textbook Provides Extensive Coverage Of Issues Of Particular Interest To English Majors And Future English Instructors It Invites All Students To Connect Academic Linguistics To The Everyday Use Of The English Language Around Them The Book S Approach Taps Students Natural Curiosity About The English Language Through Exercises And Discussion Questions About Ongoing Changes In English, How English Works Asks Students To Become Active Participants In The Construction Of Linguistic Knowledge First chapter was so well written The rest of the book is just technical, boring and not worth anyone s time Well, the intros to each chapter are interesting If I just read those, I might enjoy reading about linguistics otherwise, this book infuriated me TheI read, the less valuable I thought the topic was, which I don t think was the point of me reading it for class. The other day I got caught out in the pouring rain and after 500 other horrible things happened on the way to my class that uses this book, I decided going to class was futile Then I was assigned to do a bunch of morpheme trees for homework So I merrily open this book to learn how to do morpheme trees, since I missed my lecture, only to find out the book does not tell you It gives you one example, which has about 1 4th of the possible prefixes suffixes one may encounter while making morpheme The other day I got caught out in the pouring rain and after 500 other horrible things happened on the way to my class that uses this book, I decided going to class was futile Then I was assigned to do a bunch of morpheme trees for homework So I merrily open this book to learn how to do morpheme trees, since I missed my lecture, only to find out the book does not tell you It gives you one example, which has about 1 4th of the possible prefixes suffixes one may encounter while making morpheme trees Then it gives you THREE wrong examples, and is all, LOL can u guess why these are wrong well, no, because you never told me how to make one properly Also it uses two different characters for the same IPA symbol Brilliant.ETA OH MY GOD THIS IS A REAL partial SENTENCE and the possible deletion of forms of to be in third person, as well as in the second person ARE YOU SERIOUS in the second and third person THERE I WROTE YOUR TEXTBOOK FOR YOU I am just overly upset about having to take tiny notes in a very limited space and I was in the middle of copying that sentence exactly when I realized they made the most RIDICULOUS OBNOXIOUS SENTENCE EVER It is It just is By far the least boring linguistic textbook I ve ever read. I enjoy reading this textbook because it s not pretentious as other textbooks seem to be I m only finishing up the second chapter right now, but I have to say I think Curzan wrote this in order to inform students how English works She informs her readers that the majority of English speakers break the grammatical rules, and because it s all arbitrary, there really is nothing wrong with them, but as a society, we tend to look down on those who don t follow standard English But she also expla I enjoy reading this textbook because it s not pretentious as other textbooks seem to be I m only finishing up the second chapter right now, but I have to say I think Curzan wrote this in order to inform students how English works She informs her readers that the majority of English speakers break the grammatical rules, and because it s all arbitrary, there really is nothing wrong with them, but as a society, we tend to look down on those who don t follow standard English But she also explains that just because these rules are arbitrary doesn t mean it s a perfect excuse for a student to write however they want because without rules, we couldn t communicate with each other Overall, this is a very enlightening textbook, and I enjoy Curzan s style If you are required to read this textbook for a class or for personal knowledge, I don t think you ll be disappointed This book elucidated some linguistic concepts I only vaguely understood before reading it Morphemes, lexemes, phonemes, semantics etc, were all laid bare in my cognition thanks to Curzan s expert skill at description and analysis I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking to gain greater mastery of the English language While performing textual analysis, I feel an expanded pallet especially regarding language mechanics has been given to me as a result of having read this book. Since this book is over 10 years old, it really needs an updated version I did not like this book First of all, it was not interesting The only interesting parts were the boxes put off to the side which had tidbits about language The rest of the book is bulky The chapters are long and tiresome, and I didn t know someone could talk about so much for so long If you have to read this book for a class like I did BEWARE However, if you re having trouble sleeping definitely read this before bed Since this book is over 10 years old, it really needs an updated version I did not like this book First of all, it was not interesting The only interesting parts were the boxes put off to the side which had tidbits about language The rest of the book is bulky The chapters are long and tiresome, and I didn t know someone could talk about so much for so long If you have to read this book for a class like I did BEWARE However, if you re having trouble sleeping definitely read this before bed as it ll put you right to sleep Overall I think this is a good textbook It had lots of good information, but I doubt the authors realize they have a bias It s amazing how relativism has worked it s way even into what I thought was going to be a book about grammar and language structure But maybe that reveals my bias Grammar and a discussion of the structure and history of the English language were certainly included in the book, but I m tired of directly and indirectly being told to check your privilege I have noc Overall I think this is a good textbook It had lots of good information, but I doubt the authors realize they have a bias It s amazing how relativism has worked it s way even into what I thought was going to be a book about grammar and language structure But maybe that reveals my bias Grammar and a discussion of the structure and history of the English language were certainly included in the book, but I m tired of directly and indirectly being told to check your privilege I have nocontrol over who my parents are than you did, buddy


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