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Introducing Language in Use: A Coursebook
     

Introducing Language in Use: A Coursebook

by Andrew John Merrison, Aileen Bloomer, Patrick Griffiths
 

ISBN-10: 041529178X

ISBN-13: 9780415291781

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Drawing on a vast range of data and examples of language in its many forms, this book provides students with the tools they need to analyze real language in diverse contexts. Designed to be highly adaptable for course use, the authors suggest a range of different routes through the book.

Introducing Language in Use:

  • covers all the core

Overview

Drawing on a vast range of data and examples of language in its many forms, this book provides students with the tools they need to analyze real language in diverse contexts. Designed to be highly adaptable for course use, the authors suggest a range of different routes through the book.

Introducing Language in Use:

  • covers all the core areas and topics of language study: language, semiotics and communication, grammar, phonetics, words, semantics, variety in language, history of English, World Englishes and multilingualism
  • adopts a 'how to' approach, encouraging students to apply their knowledge as they learn it
  • draws on examples of language from around the world in forms ranging from conversation to advertising and text messaging, always giving precedence to real language in use
  • includes activities throughout the text with commentaries, summaries, suggestions for further reading and an extensive glossary of terms
  • features a final unit which provides students with extensive practice in analyzing language in use
  • is supported by a companion website, offering extra resources for students and lecturers.

This is an essential coursebook for all introductory courses in English language, communication and linguistics.

The accompanying website can be found at www.routledge.co.uk/textbooks/0415291798.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415291781
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and How to Use This Book 2. Language, Semiotics and Communication 3. Conversation Analysis 4. Pragmatics 5. Powerful Language and Humour 6. Words 7. Semantics 8. Syntax 9. Written Text and Stylistics 10. Phonetics and Phonology 11. Regional Varieties 12. Social Varieties of Language 13. Children's Acquisition of Language 14. Neurolinguistics 15. Multilingualism/Bilingualism 16. Language Families and Language Change 17. History of English 18. World Englishes 19. Language in Education 20. What Can You do With a Degree in Linguistics?

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