English Language: Description, Variation and Context

English Language: Description, Variation and Context

by Jonathan Culpeper
     
 

ISBN-10: 140394590X

ISBN-13: 9781403945907

Pub. Date: 06/09/2009

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

What is the English language like, why is it like that and what do we need to know in order to study it? This wide ranging introductory textbook not only presents the English language from multiple perspectives, but provides the reader with the necessary grounding in linguistics to investigate it for themselves.

Written by a team of experts in diverse fields,

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What is the English language like, why is it like that and what do we need to know in order to study it? This wide ranging introductory textbook not only presents the English language from multiple perspectives, but provides the reader with the necessary grounding in linguistics to investigate it for themselves.

Written by a team of experts in diverse fields, English Language: Description, Variation and Context:

• Covers both traditional topics and topics that have more recently come to prominence, notably concerning language use in context
• Includes ‘Advances’ boxes, designed to give readers a sense of controversies, debates and further research in the area, and ‘Illustrations’ boxes, which contain extended and additional examples
• Employs a research-led approach, making the latest developments in the field highly accessible for an undergraduate audience, yet fruitful for more advanced readers.

Comprehensive and engaging, this invaluable textbook provides an ideal starting point for those new to the subject, straightforward progression for those who have studied it before and cutting-edge insights for more seasoned scholars.

Edited by Jonathan Culpeper, Senior Lecturer in English Language, Francis Katamba, Professor of Linguistics, Paul Kerswill, Professor of Sociolinguistics, Ruth Wodak, Distinguished Professor of Discourse Studies and Tony McEnery, Professor of English Language and Linguistics and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, all in the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403945907
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
06/09/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
700
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Studying the English Language and Linguistics
PART I: ENGLISH: STRUCTURE (ed. F.Katamba)
Phonetics; K.Watson
Phonology: Segmental; F.Katamba
Phonology: Beyond Segmental; F.Katamba
Morphology: Word Structure; F.Katamba
Grammar: Words (and Phrases); G.Leech
Grammar: Phrases (and Clauses); G.Leech
Grammar: Clauses (and Sentences); G.Leech
Text Linguistics; P.Chilton
Semantics; A.Siewierska
Pragmatics; J.Culpeper & G. Schauer
PART II: ENGLISH SPEECH: REGIONAL AND SOCIAL VARIATION (ed. P.Kerswill)
Regional Variation in English Accents and Dialects; K.Watson
Language and Social Class; P.Kerswill
Language and Ethnicity; A.Khan
Pidgins and Creoles Englishes; M.Sebba
World Englishes; M.Sebba
PART III: ENGLISH WRITING: STYLE, GENRE AND PRACTICE (ed. J.Culpeper)
Speech, Writing and Discourse Type; A.Wilson
Language in Newspapers; E.Semino
Language in Advertisements; G.Myers
Language in Literature: Stylistics; M.Short
Literary Practices; D.Barton
New Technologies: Literacies in Cyberspace; U.Papen
PART IV: ENGLISH: COMMUNICATION AND INTERACTION (ed. R.Wodak)
Structures of Conversation; G.Myers
Language, Reality and Power; N.Fairclough
Politeness in Interaction: J.Culpeper
Gender and Language; J.Sunderland
Language and Sexuality; P.Baker
Bad Language; T.McEnery
Language and Politics; R.Wodak
Business Communication; V.Koller
PART V: ENGLISH: HISTORY (ed. J.Culpeper)
Standard English and Standardisation; P.Kerswill & J. Culpeper
Spelling; J.Culpeper & D.Archer
Phonological Change; F.Katamba & P.Kerswill
Lexical Change; S.Hoffmann
Semantic Change; W.Hollmann
Grammatical Change; W.Hollmann
PART VI: ENGLISH: LEARNING AND TEACHING (ed. T.McEnery)
Language Acquisition; A.Hardie
Languages and Literacies in Education; R.Ivanic
TESOL and Linguistics; M.Bygate
Appendix
Bibliography
Index

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