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    The course book is:

    Fromkin, Victoria, Robert Rodman, and Nina Hyams. 2003. Introduction to Language, 7th Edition. Boston: Thomson Heinle.

    Introductory Notes (in English Language), Click HERE.


    All files below are in English and may be downloaded for free, but please fill out my Feedback Form HERE after you download any of the files.



    The topics covered:

    1. Chapter 1 What is Language?

    • Linguistic Knowledge

    • Linguistic Competence vs. Linguistic Performance

    • Descriptive Grammar vs. Prescriptive Grammar

    • Language Universals

    PowerPoint Presentation: File#1 


    2. Chapter 3 Morphology: The Word of Language

    • Content words vs. Function Words

    • Bound and Free Morphemes

    • Inflections vs. Derivations

    • Word Coinage: Compounds, Acronyms, Back-formations, Abbreviations, Eponyms, and Blends.

    PowerPoint Presentation: File#2, File#3 


    3. Chapter 4 The Sentence Patterns of Language

    • Grammatical or Ungrammatical?

    • Syntactic Categories

    • Heads and Complements

    • Phrase Structure Rules

    • Sentence Relatedness

    PowerPoint Presentation: File#4, File#5 


    4. Chapter 5 The Meanings of Language

    • Semantic Properties

    • Semantic Relations

    • Sentential Meaning

    • Metaphors & Idioms

    • Pragmatics

    PowerPoint Presentation: File#6, File#7, File#8  

    Online Exercises

    Test your knowledge on the terms used in English Word Formation Processes, click HERE

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Deny A. Kwary - Last Updated: 1 April 2009