An Introduction to English Language

Word, Sound and Sentence

by Koenraad Kuiper and W. Scott Allan Also by Koenraad Kuiper: Theories of Syntax

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The book is divided into five sections: Introduction, Words, Sounds, Sentences, Pragmatics. These sections, both in the book and on this site can be thought of as learning modules.

Each module on the web site contains powerpoint files available for downloading. They are summaries of what is in the book and provide headings for taking notes. They are also used for the mini-lecture movies, each of which presents a topic in sequence from each section of the book. You can either watch the movie before reading the relevant section of the book or watch afterwards for revision (or both). Each mini-lecture movie begins with an opening slide featuring the section of the book it relates to.

Finally there are sound files. These are short and aim to get you thinking about language issues, or they provide some additional material on related topics.


Introduction

PowerPoints for the introduction module

Audio files for the introduction module



Mini lecture movies

Use the controls in the top left corner of the embedded frame to browse all the videos in the playlist. Click here to download them for offline viewing.










Words

PowerPoints for the Words module

Audio files for the Words module



Mini lecture movies

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Sounds

PowerPoints for the Sounds module

Audio files for the Sounds module


Mini lecture movies

Use the controls in the top left corner of the embedded frame to browse all the videos in the playlist. Click here to download them for offline viewing.







Sentences

PowerPoints for the Sentences module

Audio files for the Sentences module


Mini lecture movies

Use the controls in the top left corner of the embedded frame to browse all the videos in the playlist. Click here to download them for offline viewing.




Pragmatics


PowerPoints for the Pragmatics module

Audio files for the Pragmatics module


Mini lecture movies

Use the controls in the top left corner of the embedded frame to browse all the videos in the playlist. Click here to download them for offline viewing.