Jane Townend and Jean Walker explore the topics of spoken and written language in this accessible text for teachers of English at all levels.
This book will prove invaluable to those working with children who have literacy problems, speech sound difficulties or word retrieval problems and for those helping students with weakness at the level of sentences and grammar.
The first section takes the reader through the early development and the structure of and usage of spoken English. The second section covers the history and structure of written English, including word formation and grammar. There are big differences between spoken and written language and by considering both aspects side-by side, it becomes easier to understand the essential characteristics of each.
- Human communication
- The structure of language
- An introduction to phonology and putting sounds together
- Grammatical issues
- Language and meaning
- Parts of speech
- Spelling and punctuation