A Comparative Analysis of Grammatical and Lexical Cohesive Devices in Selected Authentic Texts

Hence, this book presents the results of a comparative analysis of grammatical and lexical cohesive devices in selected British newspaper reports and short stories, identifying the cohesive devices that tend to occur more frequently in ...

Author: Kelechukwu U. Ihemere

Publisher: Common Ground Publishing

ISBN: 1863356517

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 134

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Despite years of practice in reading, many learners find difficulty in making sense of texts they want to read. A number of reasons have been given for this difficulty in comprehension experienced by foreign learners of English. Ranging from failure to interpret the writer's cohesive signals as intended; lack of practice in applying "grammatical" knowledge when reading; lack of practice with texts containing a variety of cohesive features; to the tradition of teaching such features as part of the grammatical system and practicing them in isolation and at single sentence level in grammar/or writing lessons. Hence, this book presents the results of a comparative analysis of grammatical and lexical cohesive devices in selected British newspaper reports and short stories, identifying the cohesive devices that tend to occur more frequently in these texts. The findings indicate that students' in reading and writing classes can benefit from the rich lexical contents of short stories as well as the formal style and specialist lexis in newspaper reports. Therefore, EFL teachers will benefit their students by using a combination of these types of texts in reading and writing classes. Additionally, they buttress the view that insights from discourse analysis can help teachers refine their decision-making processes of text selection and the teaching of vocabulary, reading and writing skills. It also offers some possible classroom activities that might be useful in developing students' reading and writing skills at the intermediate to advanced level of study, based on the grammatical and lexical cohesive devices attested in the study.

Arabic Stylistics

This coursebook is also of great value to the teachers of Arabic as a foreign language who need this particular book to assist them in developing their students' practical ability and understanding of Arabic.

Author: Hussein Abdul-Raof

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 3447044357

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

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Arabic has been taught as a foreign language throughout the world. Yet, no book has been available for teachers and students that illustrates to them the stylistic mechanism of Arabic. This shows the urgent need for a reference book on Arabic stylistics that can develop the student's stylistic competence as well as enhance his/her writing and communication skills needed for this vital modern language. Arabic Stylistics: A Coursebook aims to help the learner to acquire sound awareness of the recurrent structural patterns of modern standard Arabic and develop his/her analytical stylistic skills. This coursebook is also of great value to the teachers of Arabic as a foreign language who need this particular book to assist them in developing their students' practical ability and understanding of Arabic. This coursebook is written in a smooth language and is supported by generous examples with their translation in English. Arabic Stylistics: A Coursebook is highly beneficial for both teachers and learners of Arabic as a foreign language.

Lexical Plurals

This book explores the wide variety of cases in which the plural of nouns is lexical.

Author: Paolo Acquaviva

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199534225

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 310

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This book explores the wide variety of cases in which the plural of nouns is lexical. Using tools from formal semantics and theoretical morphology, Dr Acquaviva analyzes the countless number of examples of word-dependent irregularities in the form and meaning of plural, and in doing so sheds light on the relation between grammar and the lexicon.

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ISBN: 9781853598074

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