English in Practice: In Pursuit of English Studies

English in Practice: In Pursuit of English Studies

by Peter Barry
     
 

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Aimed at all those who are taking English degrees or teaching them, English in Practice is a reflective overview of the discipline's core and why we study it. This book acts as a map for the terrain of English studies and can be used from pre-degree through to Masters level.See more details below

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Aimed at all those who are taking English degrees or teaching them, English in Practice is a reflective overview of the discipline's core and why we study it. This book acts as a map for the terrain of English studies and can be used from pre-degree through to Masters level.

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Students will find Barry's style clear, honest and informative.  - Times Higher Education Supplement

I cannot imagine a better way for a student of English to start his or her studies than by reading English in Practice. The best thing about Peter Barry's book is that issues of fundamental importance are introduced by means of detailed examples, so that the student reader never need feel lost or out of his or her depth. But at the same time it is a book that forces the reader to think rather than merely to absorb facts and opinions. Lecturers who prescribe this book will surely find that they spend less time introducing basic issues and more time continuing and deepening an exploration that Barry has initiated so effectively. This is a book that will charge a student's intellectual batteries - and probably re-charge those of his or her lecturers.  - Jeremy Hawthorn, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

The great strength of Peter Barry's English in Practice is its rare combination of common sense and personal, even idiosyncratic judgement as to the value of studying English. - Marjorie Perloff, Sadie Dernham Patek Professor Emirtus
Times Higher Education Supplement

Students will find Barry's style clear, honest and informative.
Jeremy Hawthorn

I cannot imagine a better way for a student of English to start his or her studies than by reading English in Practice. The best thing about Peter Barry's book is that issues of fundamental importance are introduced by means of detailed examples, so that the student reader never need feel lost or out of his or her depth. But at the same time it is a book that forces the reader to think rather than merely to absorb facts and opinions. Lecturers who prescribe this book will surely find that they spend less time introducing basic issues and more time continuing and deepening an exploration that Barry has initiated so effectively. This is a book that will charge a student's intellectual batteries - and probably re-charge those of his or her lecturers.
Marjorie Perloff

The great strength of Peter Barry's English in Practice is its rare combination of common sense and personal, even idiosyncratic judgement as to the value of studying English.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780930336
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
02/13/2014
Edition description:
2nd edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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