(0) items

Essential Linguistics : What You Need to Know to Teach Reading, ESL, Spelling, Phonics, and Grammar



Pub. Date:

Questions About This Book?

Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the edition with a publication date of 1/14/2004.
What is included with this book?
  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
  • The Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.


In this unique linguistics course-in-a-book, David and Yvonne Freeman explain essential linguistic concepts in a thorough, but manageable manner and show the connections between linguistic theory and classroom practice

Author Biography

David and Yvonne Freeman teach in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education at The University of Texas Pan American. David is a professor of reading and Yvonne is a professor of bilingual education

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction ix
1 First Language Acquisition 1(22)
2 Written and Second Language Acquisition 23(26)
3 English Phonology 49(25)
4 Implications from Phonology for Teaching Reading and Teaching a Second Language 74(24)
5 English Orthography 98(32)
6 A Linguistic Perspective on Phonics 130(36)
7 English Morphology 166(23)
8 Implications from Morphology for Teaching Reading and Teaching a Second Language 189(27)
9 English Syntax 216(35)
Afterword 251(2)
References 253(6)
Index 259

Please wait while the item is added to your cart...