This entertaining and learned volume contains book reviews, lectures, and hard to find articles from the late C. S. Lewis, whose constant aim was to show the twentieth--century reader how to read and understand old books and manuscripts. Highlighting works by Spenser, Dante, Malory, Tasso, and Milton, Lewis provides a refreshing update to medieval and Renaissance criticism, and equips modern readers to understand these works in a new way.
Focussing on the most common errors in English, this book is the easiest way to improve your everyday language skills. Using simple explanations and corpus examples, it uses a thematic approach to steer learners away from the most common pitfalls in English. This invaluable guide is suitable for learners of English wishing to improve their accuracy and avoid the most basic mistakes. The book offers help with Spelling and Punctuation, and covers the major parts of speech in depth. It offers clear guidance on word choice and confusable words. A comprehensive exercise section also reinforces the key points for each thematic section.
Collins Easy Learning English Spelling is suitable for anyone who wants to improve their spelling and write more accurately and impressively. By describing the important features of English spelling and rules to use, this book makes spelling easy. Using simple explanations and corpus examples, Collins Easy Learning English Spelling describes the patterns and rules you need to understand and predict how words are spelt in English. It also provides practical advice on learning words that are difficult to spell, and shows why some words can cause problems for even the most experienced users of English.
With clear, concise explanations of English verb systems, this book is an indispensable guide for the language learner. Covering tense, aspect, modality, and the morphological structures of verbs as well as irregular and phrasal verbs, the English learner will appreciate the clear guidance provided in this reference. Each point is described in a user-friendly format that combines explanations with examples from modern English.
Describes the diversity of morphological phenomena in the world's languages, surveying the methodologies by which these phenomena are investigated and the theoretical interpretations that have been proposed to explain them. The Handbook provides morphologists with a comprehensive account of the interlocking issues and hypotheses that drive research in morphology; for linguists generally, it presents current thought on the interface of morphology with other grammatical components and on the significance of morphology for understanding language change and the psychology of language;