Critical Reading and Writing: Introductory Coursebook / Edition 1

Critical Reading and Writing: Introductory Coursebook / Edition 1

by Andrew Goatly, Preet Hiradhar
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415195608

ISBN-13: 9780415195607

Pub. Date: 05/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Critical Reading and Writing is a fully introductory, interactive textbook that explores the power relations at work in and behind the texts we encounter in our everyday lives.
Using examples from numerous genres - such as popular fiction, advertisements and newspapers - this textbook examines the language choices a writer must make in structuring texts,

Overview

Critical Reading and Writing is a fully introductory, interactive textbook that explores the power relations at work in and behind the texts we encounter in our everyday lives.
Using examples from numerous genres - such as popular fiction, advertisements and newspapers - this textbook examines the language choices a writer must make in structuring texts, representing the world and positioning the reader. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, Critical Reading and Writing offers guidance on how to read texts critically and how to develop effective writing skills.
Features include:
* activities in analysis, writing and rewriting
* an appendix of comments on activities
* further reading sections at the end of each unit
* a glossary of linguistics terms
* suggestions for five extended writing projects.
Written by an experienced teacher, Critical Reading and Writing has multidisciplinary appeal but will be particularly relevant for use on introductory English and Communications courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415195607
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Genre and the organisation of text 2. Text and conceptual meaning 3. Texts and interpersonal meaning 4.Interpreting discourse 5. Reading and writing positions 6. Intertextuality 7. Adverts and consumerism 8. Fiction and feminism 9. News and institutional power 10. Nature, vocabulary and grammar Comments on Activities References Index/Glossary of Linguistic Terms Name Index

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