Analysing English in a Global Context: A Reader

Analysing English in a Global Context: A Reader

by Anne Burns
     
 

Devised in collaboration with the Open University and Macquarie University, Australia, Analysing English in a Global Context is specifically designed for the postgraduate student market, as well as for teachers of English as a second or foreign language throughout the world. This is a groundbreaking Reader which includes specially commissioned pieces as well

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Devised in collaboration with the Open University and Macquarie University, Australia, Analysing English in a Global Context is specifically designed for the postgraduate student market, as well as for teachers of English as a second or foreign language throughout the world. This is a groundbreaking Reader which includes specially commissioned pieces as well as classic texts and provides a global perspective on the changing uses and forms of English and its impact on language teaching contexts. Students'skills in analysing these forms will be developed through an examination of the major functional models and their strengths and weaknesses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415241168
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
Teaching English Language Worldwide Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.84(w) x 9.67(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of acknowledgements
Introduction1
Pt. 1English in the World: Change and Variety
1World Englishes9
2English in the Future26
3New Technology: New Language at Work?38
Pt. 2The Globalisation of English: Opportunities and Constraints
4The Future of Englishes53
5The Power and Politics of Genre65
6English in the World/the World in English78
Pt. 3Analysing English: A Text Perspective
7Theoretical Approaches to Written Language - A Tesol Perspective93
8Analysing Spoken Discourse: Implications for Tesol123
9Language, Register and Genre149
10Understanding Genre and Register: Implications for Language Teaching167
11Literacy and Linguistics: Relationships Between Spoken and Written Language181
12How to Analyse Visual Images: A Guide for Tesol Teachers194
Pt. 4Analysing English: A Clause Perspective
13Technicality and Abstraction: Language for the Creation of Specialized Texts211
14Text Analysis and Diagnostic Assessment229
15Pedagogical Grammars: Their Role in English Language Teaching240
Index270

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