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CSET English: Human Language Structure - Chapter Summary
Brush up on your linguistics knowledge in time for the CSET English subtest II with entertaining video lessons you can complete at your own pace. Topics of instruction include:
- Word patterns
These video lessons are taught by experienced instructors who touch on all of the important linguistics terms and concepts you'll need to be familiar with on exam day. Use them along with the quizzes to find out what's covered on the test, supplement your current knowledge, or improve on any areas not covered in your teacher education program.
CSET English: Human Language Structure Objectives
Prospective English teachers in California must pass four subject area exams before qualifying for certification. The CSET Language, Linguistics and Literacy exam is the second in this series of subtests. It contains 50 multiple-choice questions, some of which will cover the word phonology, morphology, sentence structure, word meaning, language function, and etymology topics discussed in this chapter's lessons.
1. Spelling & Word Patterns: Prefixes, Suffixes & Root Words
How do we form words in our language? What gives them definitions? Watch this video lesson to discover how word parts like prefixes, suffixes and root words make up words and affect their meanings.
2. Syntax in Writing: Definition & Examples
Syntax is how a writer puts his words together to create effect and artistry. Learn more about syntax and how authors use it to convey intent and cause impact for their readers.
3. What Is Semantics? - Definition & Examples
Semantics, or the study of relationships between words and how we construct meaning, sheds light on how we experience the world and how we understand others and ourselves. Explore this concept with a definition and examples, and then check out the quiz to challenge your newfound knowledge.
4. What is Pragmatics? - Definition & Examples
You use pragmatics on an everyday basis, but do you know how? Watch this video lesson to not only learn the meaning of pragmatics but also how you use it every day.
5. The Etymology of Words
Words are at the center of almost all forms of communication in our society. Watch this video lesson to learn about word etymology and how it affects our world.
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