Introducing Language in Use:A Reader

Introducing Language in Use:A Reader

by Patrick Griffiths
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415442044

ISBN-13: 9780415442046

Pub. Date: 07/10/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Designed for introductory students, this collection of key readings in language and linguistics will take readers beyond their introductory textbook and introduce them to the thoughts and writings of many esteemed authorities. The reader includes seminal papers, new or controversial pieces to stimulate discussion and reports on applied work.

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Designed for introductory students, this collection of key readings in language and linguistics will take readers beyond their introductory textbook and introduce them to the thoughts and writings of many esteemed authorities. The reader includes seminal papers, new or controversial pieces to stimulate discussion and reports on applied work.

Language in Use:

  • is split into four parts – ‘Language and Interaction’, ‘Language Systems’, ‘Language and Society’ and ‘Language and Mind
  • covers all the topics of language study including conversation analysis, pragmatics, power and politeness, semantics, grammar, phonetics, multilingualism, child language acquisition and psycholinguistics
  • has readings from authorities including Pinker, Fairclough, Crystal, Le Page and Tabouret-Keller, Hughes, Trudgill and Watt, Halliday, Sacks, Mills, Obler and Gjerlow
  • provides comprehensive editorial support for each reading with introductions, activities or discussion points to follow and further reading
  • Is supported by a companion website, offering extra resources for students including additional activities, useful weblinks and advice from the authors

Designed for use as a companion to Introducing Language in Use (Routledge, 2005), but also highly usable as a stand-alone text, this Reader will introduce readers to the wide world of linguistics and applied linguistics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415442046
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/10/2009
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
0.67(w) x 0.97(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures ix

List of tables xi

Acknowledgements xiii

Read me (before you read anything else in this Reader) xvii

Bookmaps xxiii

Transcription conventions xxvii

Prologue xxxi

Part 1 Language and Interaction 1

Partmaps 2

Introduction to Part 1 Language and Interaction 4

1.1 On the Preferences for Agreement and Contiguity in Sequences in Conversation Harvey Sacks 8

1.2 Grice's Cooperative Principle: Meaning and Rationality Bethan L. Davies 23

1.3 Language-in-Use: a Clarkian Perspective Rebecca Barry Andrew John Merrison 37

1.4 How Not to Strike it Rich: Semantics, Pragmatics, and Semiotics of a Massachusetts Lottery Game Card Ronald R. Butters 47

1.5 Impoliteness Sara Mills 59

1.6 Reality Orientation in Institutions for the Elderly: the Perspective from Interactional Sociolinguistics Karen Grainger 69

1.7 University Students Resisting Academic Identity Bethan Benwell Elizabeth H. Stokoe 82

Part 2 Language Systems 99

Partmaps 100

Introduction to Part 2 Language Systems 102

2.1 Productivity and the Mental Lexicon Ingo Plag 106

2.2 Dominic Watt Regional Accent Variation Arthur Hughes Peter Trudgill 115

2.3 Language in a Social Perspective Michael A.K. Halliday 128

2.4 Constructing Sign Sentences Rachel Sutton-Spence Bencie Woll 140

2.5 Giving a History to English James Milroy 147

2.6 Metaphor and Relevance Andrew Goatly 157

2.7 Travels with Auntie Jill Hadfield Charles Hadfield Anthea Gupta 168

Part 3 Language and Society 177

Partmaps 178

Introduction to Part 3 Language and Society 180

3.1 Acts of Identity Robert B. Le Page Andrée Tabouret-Keller 183

3.2 Bilingualism at School: Effect on the Acquisition of Literacy Ellen Bialystok 190

3.3 An English Family of Languages? David Crystal 200

3.4 Language Education and Foreign Relations in Vietnam Sue Wright 211

3.5 Why Protect Heritage Sign Languages? Graham H. Turner 227

3.6 Language and Discourse Norman Fairclough 234

3.7 How British Men and Women Swear Tony McEnery 242

Part 4 Language and Mind 257

Partmaps 258

Introduction to Part 4 Language and Mind 260

4.1 How We Know What We Know about Brain Organization for Language Loraine K. Obler Kris Gjerlow 263

4.2 Producing Sense with Nonsense Syllables: Turn and Sequence in Conversations with a Man with Severe Aphasia Charles Goodwin Marjorie H. Goodwin David Olsher 272

4.3 Language Acquisition: How Do They Do It? Steven Pinker 286

4.4 Farrar Negative Evidence and Grammatical Morpheme Acquisition Michael Jeffrey 295

4.5 Learning versus Growth Holger Diessel 313

4.6 Language Learning and Innateness: Some Implications of Compounds Research Todd R. Haskell Maryellen C. MacDonald Mark S. Seidenberg 323

4.7 The Semiotic Landscape Gunther Kress Theo van Leeuwen 344

4.8 Read My Lips: Asymmetries in the Visual Expression and Perception of Speech Revealed through the McGurk Effect Michael E.R. Nicholls Dara A. Searle John L. Bradshaw 350

Epilogue 359

Index 361

Useful websites 382

International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) Chart 384

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