About the BookPedagogical linguistics deals with linguistics, phonology, phonetics, semantics, error-analysis, syllabus-design, preposition, spelling patterns, etc.
In this book, linguistics and teaching of English have been combined in applied linguistics or pedagogical linguistics which is a new discipline, studied at postgraduation level in various Indian universities and also taught in many training institutes. The book deals with how linguistics can be applied to the teaching of English to achieve the set out objective of improving the language skills of students.
The subject matter of the book has been divided into 21 chapters to pay focused attention to pertinent topics like schools of grammar, linguistics and English teaching, linguistic interpretation of literature, aims and objectives of teaching English, special features of English verbal system, phonology, English noun, pronunciation, British and American English and spelling, among others.
The book emphasizes on learning and uses student-centered methods. Participation, interaction and involvement deepen understanding rather than the lecture-method. To achieve its objectives of providing deeper insights into various aspects of pedagogical linguistics, different techniques have been used. The book also describes grammatical and phonetic aspects of applied linguistics.
The writer of this book has a long experience and was taught by English teachers both at Essex and London universities. Prof. Spicer and Dr. Tatham of Essex University and Dr. Broughton and Prof. Widdoson are really behind this book.
It will prove useful to the students and teachers of linguistics.About the Author/sSidheshwar Dhari Sinha has Master’s degrees in English and Education. He studied linguistics and phonetics in Essex and teaching of English as a foreign language in London.
Prior to going abroad, he lectured in degree colleges for over five years, taught in Netarhat Public School for two years and had been engaged in training teachers in teaching English, phonetics, linguistics and pedagogy in Teacher’s Training College, Turki; State Institute of Education, Patna; and Deptt. of Languages, SCERT, Patna for 14 years.
Sinha has participated in many seminars and has been trained in English teaching, phonetics and linguistics by the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad, University of Essex and the University of London. He has numerous publications to his credit. He has revised Learn English I, II and III and has co-authored A Current Grammar of English, Stories for Pleasant Reading and Learn English IV.
Besides, he has written a number of research articles on linguistic studies which have been published in professional research journals of high standard. Some of his important works are Teaching of English, English Now, Linguistic Studies, New Topics in Education, Stories Untold, New English, An Epitome of English Literature, Rainbow TI, Rainbow English Grammar, Rainbow Story of English, Dialogues on Sanitation with Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak and Indian English.