Grammar and Context: An Advanced Resource Book / Edition 1

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Routledge Applied Linguistics is a series of comprehensive resource books, providing students and researchers with the support they need for advanced study in the core areas of English Language and Applied Linguistics.

Each book in the series guides readers through three main sections, enabling them to explore and develop major themes within the discipline: Section A, Introduction, establishes the key terms and concepts and extends readers' techniques of analysis through practical application, Section B, Extension, brings together influential articles, sets them in context, and discusses their contribution to the field, Section C, Exploration, builds on knowledge gained in the first two sections, setting thoughtful tasks around further illustrative material. This enables readers to engage more actively with the subject matter and encourages them to develop their own research responses, Throughout the book, topics are revisited, extended, interwoven and deconstructed, with the readers' understanding strengthened by tasks and follow-up questions.

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'... I found many of the ideas here useful as stimuli for my own undergraduate students ... there is much to recommend this text as a coursebook for use with groups of students ... ' BaaL News

'Overall, there is much to recommend this text as a coursebook ... It offers some very useful starting points for investigation of both concepts and research topics.'Gill Boag-Munroe, Baal News

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415310819
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/19/2005
  • Series: Routledge Applied Linguistics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Ann Hewings is a lecturer in the excellent Centre for Language and Communications at the OU and has been developing the new OU grammar course (so she's in touch with current developments). Martin is a senior lecturer in the English for International Students Unit at the University of Birmingham. He is an established ELT author with a strong reputation.

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Table of Contents

Sect. A Introduction 1
Unit A1 Grammar, grammars and grammaticality 4
Unit A2 Context : some preliminaries 17
Unit A3 The local situational context 26
Unit A4 The wider socio-cultural context 34
Unit A5 Context in approaches to grammar 46
Unit A6 Presenting a view of the world through grammatical choices 56
Unit A7 Expressing interpersonal relations through grammar 63
Unit A8 Standards and varieties 72
Unit A9 Corpus approaches to the study of grammar 81
Sect. B Extension 91
Unit B1 Grammar in conversation 94
Unit B2 Grammar in speech in institutional settings 109
Unit B3 Grammar in written academic contexts 118
Unit B4 Grammar in written communication : literature and electronic language 135
Unit B5 Grammar in restricted communications 151
Unit B6 Grammar in developing and disintegrating language 160
Unit B7 Grammar in second-language learning 173
Unit B8 Grammar and gender 181
Unit B9 Grammar and social class 191
Unit B10 Grammar in international varieties of English 204
Sect. C Exploration 213
Unit C1 Exploring grammar in conversation 216
Unit C2 Exploring grammar in institutional contexts 225
Unit C3 Exploring grammar in academic writing 238
Unit C4 Exploring grammar in computer-mediated conversation : instant messaging 254
Unit C5 Exploring grammar in 'little texts' 263
Unit C6 Exploring grammar in the language of children 270
Unit C7 Exploring grammar in second-language learning 277
Unit C8 Exploring grammar and gender 290
Unit C9 Exploring grammar in varieties of English 299
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