Synopses & Reviews
Finegan's best selling text, LANGUAGE: ITS STRUCTURE AND USE, Fourth Edition maintains its relevance with new emphasis on the political and social aspects of language including "Applications to the Professions."
About the Author
Edward Finegan, USC emeritus (2010) ? specializes in sociolinguistics and history and structure of the English language. Co-author, with Paul Frommer, of LOOKING AT LANGUAGES: A WORKBOOK IN ELEMENTRAY LINGUISTICS. MA and PhD, Ohio State University; served as chair of Department of Lingistics at USC; has been Fellow in Law and Linguistics, Harvard University; Visitng Professor at University of Zurich, Visiting Scholar at University of Helsinki, Liberal Arts Fellow at Harvard Universisty, Director of American Language Institute/National Iranian Radio and Television [1975-1976 ? in peaceful times]. Recipient of many teaching awards and honors.
Table of Contents
"Clarity, thoroughness of coverage, comprehensibility, excellent examples, logical order of presentation--all are excellent. Finegan understands the level of knowledge and sophistication of his/our audience of students and is therefore able to communicate effectively throughout the text.""One of the most striking things about Finegan?s writing is that it is very reader friendly. He attempts to reach the students rather than show his own erudition through the use of jargon. This is one of the main strengths throughout the book."