Hey Guys, Its English: Dialogues on the Parts and Wholes of Speech Doris Teresa Wight

ISBN: 9781596635944

Published: April 25th 2014

Paperback

176 pages


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Hey Guys, Its English: Dialogues on the Parts and Wholes of Speech  by  Doris Teresa Wight

Hey Guys, Its English: Dialogues on the Parts and Wholes of Speech by Doris Teresa Wight
April 25th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 176 pages | ISBN: 9781596635944 | 5.58 Mb

ABOUT THE BOOK: Dr. Wight, a much published poem and prose author, does not claim to be a linguistic expert, but she does attempt to help readers understand better what they worked out for themselves when they first learned to speak their nativeMoreABOUT THE BOOK: Dr. Wight, a much published poem and prose author, does not claim to be a linguistic expert, but she does attempt to help readers understand better what they worked out for themselves when they first learned to speak their native tongue.

Drawing on her readers early learning experiences, Wight tackles, in the first half of her work, the eight traditional parts of speech (nouns, verbs, etc.)- in the second half she discusses the wholes-basically sentences, but also paragraphs, chapters, whole books, even entire libraries-demonstrating the progress humans have made from spoken word to written.

And to make this discussion lively and fun, Wight includes homey anecdotes and throughout the text she engages in entertaining dialogues with her readers. She concludes these essays by addressing philosophic issues related to rhetorical devices and provides a brief history of the English language. Wights work is not intended as a basic text in English but only as an adjunct, a happy little puppy running alongside the more sober form guides, trying to defuse the fears many feel when faced with terms like gerunds, participles, or transitive and intransitive verbs.

She also mentions sticky problems such as how to use lie and lay correctly and when Its me is actually better than Its I. This book offers maximum flexibility as a quick reference guide including not only an index and extremely well-organized Table of Contents, but also visual markers on most pages to assist readers when searching for specific topics (Action and Linking Verbs, Indefinite Pronouns, etc.).

HEY GUYS, ITS ENGLISH! can be useful, fun reading in middle and high school classes, catch-up college courses, English as a Second Language studies-or it can just be enjoyed by the average guy interested in how grammar works and wanting to pick up a few pointers helpful in cleaning up his or her speech or writing. --ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Now retired, Dr.

Doris Wight has published a variety of works over the course of her long career including poems and short stories as well as scholarly essays, articles, and books. She holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature and has taught college level creative writing, basic and advanced composition as well as a wide variety of remedial courses (including students in prisons). Over the years of teaching (as well as learning), Dr. Wight has devoted a good deal of time examining how language operates. She keeps this notion in mind as she instructs and entertains her readers in HEY GUYS, ITS ENGLISH!



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