Grammar and Context: An Advanced Resource Book / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$46.96
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $23.92
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 52%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (10) from $23.92   
  • New (5) from $41.70   
  • Used (5) from $23.92   

Overview

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.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'... 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

Read More Show Less

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: 320
  • 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.

Read More Show Less

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
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)