Analysing Real Texts: Research Studies in Modern English Language

Analysing Real Texts: Research Studies in Modern English Language

by Hilary Hillier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0333584708

ISBN-13: 9780333584705

Pub. Date: 02/21/2004

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This practical guide is ideal for all those who wish to carry out close study of the way the English language is used in real situations. Hilary Hillier adopts a 'learning-by-doing' approach, presenting a series of small research studies that demonstrate a range of analytical perspectives and linguistic frameworks. This essential text provides an in-depth analytical…  See more details below

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This practical guide is ideal for all those who wish to carry out close study of the way the English language is used in real situations. Hilary Hillier adopts a 'learning-by-doing' approach, presenting a series of small research studies that demonstrate a range of analytical perspectives and linguistic frameworks. This essential text provides an in-depth analytical model which can be easily tailored to meet the needs of both students and teachers. Approachable and easy-to-follow, Analysing Real Texts will inspire and help readers to devise comparable studies of their own based on their individual interests, background and experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333584705
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
02/21/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.26(h) x 3.27(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Texts
Preface
Acknowledgements
1Introduction: Motivating Principles and Procedures1
2Literary Narrative21
3Newspaper Reports37
4Women's Talk61
5Children's Talk93
6Political Speeches119
7Fictional Narrative in a Regional Dialect145
8Television Advertisements175
9New Language Forms208
App. 1: Analysed Texts222
App. 2: Selective Glossary250
Bibliography253
Subject index261
Name index272

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