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by Seth Lindstromberg

English Prepositions Explained epub ebook

Author: Seth Lindstromberg
Category: Words Language & Grammar
Language: English
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company; Annotated edition edition (March 15, 1998)
Pages: 321 pages
ISBN: 9027221715
ISBN13: 978-9027221711
Rating: 4.3
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English Prepositions Explained.

English Prepositions Explained. 289 Pages · 2010 · 1. 6 MB · 32,409 Downloads ·English. by Seth Lindstromberg. com Phrasal Verbs in Context (Matt EPL2009. Connectives of English speech; the correct usage of prepositions, conjunctions, relative pronouns. 67 MB·781 Downloads·New! provides clear and detailed explanations, supported by numerous English examples, on specific areas.

Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). English Prepositions Explained (EPE) is for people who have found that prepositions are not explained in dictionaries quite well enough

English Prepositions Explained. Hilderstone College, UK. John Benjamins Publishing Company. English Prepositions Explained (EPE) is for people who have found that prepositions are not explained in dictionaries quite well enough.

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Lindstromberg has explained English prepositions to me. This really is an interesting and well-written book and very . Prepositions are notoriously difficult to lear. nd to teach

Lindstromberg has explained English prepositions to me. This really is an interesting and well-written book and very useful. Chris Mares, Orono, USA, English Teaching Professional, 1999. nd to teach. In writing this book, Seth Lindstromberg has demonstrated sensitivity to the challenges that prepositions present to both learners and teachers. Using examples from corpora and drawing on cognitive linguistics, he has compiled a very helpful inventory of 70 common prepositions, explaining the ‘basic’ meanings and usages of each

English prepositions explained. F Boers, S Lindstromberg. John Benjamins Publishing, 2010. Cognitive linguistic approaches to teaching vocabulary and phraseology. Walter de Gruyter, 2008.

English Prepositions Explained has been written both for non-native and native speakers of English and is intended for: teachers of English; translators; materials writers; advanced students of English; frequent users of English generally.English Prepositions Explained furnishes information about English prepositions that is available in no other book currently in print. EPE both complements and is complemented by The BBI Dictionary of English Word Combinations, which lists common collocations (including prepositional collocations) in a fashion that makes them readily locatable.Like a grammar handbook, EPE describes how prepositions and directional adverbs are used. Its main work, however, consists in providing answers to the following questions: What meanings does each preposition have?; How are a preposition’s different meanings related?; Which meaning(s) underlie this or that usage?; Which usages are true idioms and which express systematic meaning?; What are the major semantic families of prepositions?; Where are the boundaries in meaning between the prepositions within each family?; When various prepositions are usable in the same context, what different meaning or nuance does each contribute and why?; What is the role of metaphor in the English system of prepositions?; What is a phrasal verb and to what extent do they reflect systematic meanings?Explanations are liberally supported with iconic/pictorial illustration and examples of usage.It is this explanatory, rather than merely descriptive, approach which makes EPE a unique resource for creative writing. Covering more than seventy, mostly spatial and temporal, prepositions, it presents a picture of remarkable systematicity.Among EPE’s twenty-three chapters are: an overview of the grammar and semantics of prepositions (of place, path and time) and of directional adverbs; Nineteen chapters on families of prepositions; a chapter on phrasal verbs; a summary of key abstract notions expressed by prepositions.EPE is fully indexed and includes a glossary of terms and an annotated bibliography.
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Simply outstanding. A thorough book on prepositions. It does go deep into the subject but in a very compreensible way.

The best thing about this book is that the author tries to give the reader not just an understanding of why a certain preposition is used he also tries to link perspectives, feelings and relations to prepositions. This way it should be easier for all non-native English to understand and imagine why and if a certain preposition fits in well or not.

+ Author explains relatively well how and why respective prepositions are used, not only examples but also tries to elaborate and link a certain traits/features to each preposition which is very practical

+ Very good sketches to visually demonstrate traits/features of prepositions

+ Very good comparison of prepositions against meaning (e.g. I'm from Germany <> I'm of Germany | at the office <> in the office | at sea <> on the sea | in one's mind <> on one's mind)

+ Taking colloquial expressions into account (e.g. There is something in here)

+ Explains subtleties and change of meaning (e.g. in, inside, within | onto, upon)

+ Well structured

- Use of nomenclature like 'earmarking the landmark' when talking about words. Though, no big issue.

- Some examples might only work in the US or are rarely used in general, it would be good to stress that these aren't used in everyday speaking and writing

- Explanations on the preposition 'for' + VERB + ing , he is not really talking about the gerund, although this perhaps could have simplified the explanation, not a major point though, I'm getting a bit too picky about it I found

Most ESL students have trouble with their use of prepositions. They sometimes do not know which preposition to use, like "in the corner" or "at the corner".
I, as an ESL teacher, have had a hard time trying to teach students how prepositions should be used. I have not managed to produce good results so far. But from now on, I have a great help.
This book starts with "Introduction" and "Orientation". After them, in each chapter some prepositions are discussed, such as "on vs in", "by vs near", "for vs to". Using iconic and pictorial illustrations of usage of prepositions makes it easy to understand their images or meanings. Most of this book is written in plain English so that ESL students can use this book by themselves. Of course ESL teachers will find this one quite a good book.

EFL teachers know how difficult it could be sometimes to explain English prepositions to their learners. English prepositions have their own peculiar way of semantic behaviour and functionality which no other languages have. Grammar books and usage references usually give detailed explanations of certain prepositions, but they are never pedagogically comprehensive in the teaching of prepositions.

What an EFL/ESL teacher needs is explanations and explanatory techniques that can be used in any context of teaching, i.e. with adult learners or young learners. English prepositions are not a separate, isolated chapter in any syllabus or in the contents of a coursebook although considerable amount of classroom time is spent teaching and explaining them in any available way that the teacher has developed or borrowed from elsewhere. Therefore, explanations and techniques suggested by Lindstromberg in his book are the ones that a teacher can use when learners want to hear clear explanations supported with visuals or "icons" as the writer suggests.

The preposition "toward" is explained, for example, with the meaning of the suffix "-ward(s)" with reference to some other prepositions that have this suffix and with the stem "to-" as the central meaning unit of the preposition.

Some important concepts are introduced such as the relationship between the subject of the sentence and the landmark via the preposition used in a sentence as in:

There was a candle on the table.

The landmark of the preposition here is "the table", which is one of the basics as a concept and an important term in order to understand and present to learners what a preposition does in a sentence.

Non-depictable aspect of a preposition is also mentioned throughout the book when needed because this is the point where a visual may not be very helpful as in the writer's examples (p. 17):

We live by the sea. (depictable)
It was broken by vandals. (non-depictable)

Therefore, the book will also help especially the novice EFL teachers (native or non-native) to raise their language awareness in that simple visual techniques are not always adequate to present such a meaning in the second example above. Moreover, idiomatic and metaphorical extensions of meaning in English prepositions are dealt with thoroughly in the book.

Phrasal verbs are dealt with in chapter 22 as their meanings are not easy to work out without knowing the role of prepositions in their meaning. Looking at the perfective aspect of certain prepositions in phrasal verbs, for example, is an approach that seems to work in order to understand certain number of phrasal verbs that suggest "completeness" as in the example "I've read this book through."

"English Prepositions Explained" is a resourcefully written comprehensive reference and teaching guide book on prepositions for both native and non-native teachers who wish to understand them and to have ideas, suggestions, techniques in order to present their meaning clearly and effectively in an EFL/ESL learning environment.

I've just got this book, and when I saw it at first time, I thought I'd thrown my money away. It's kind of small, and you can even think it isn't worth its prize. Well, I was wrong. It explains how to use and distinguish all the prepositions, making use of really helpful examples. I highly recommend this book for those who want their english to get really better. But there's only one thing to say: this is NOT a book for those who want to LEARN english. It is an advanced book.

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