The Language of Everyday Life: An Introduction

The Language of Everyday Life: An Introduction

by Judy Delin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761960899

ISBN-13: 9780761960898

Pub. Date: 11/13/2000

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This is a lively, practical guide that provides a fascinating linguistic description of six familiar text and discourse types, showing how language works in everyday life to perform its particular purpose. Through original examples, students are introduced to a wide-ranging repertoire of analytical concepts and techniques, described in basic, clear terms, and drawn…  See more details below

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This is a lively, practical guide that provides a fascinating linguistic description of six familiar text and discourse types, showing how language works in everyday life to perform its particular purpose. Through original examples, students are introduced to a wide-ranging repertoire of analytical concepts and techniques, described in basic, clear terms, and drawn from a broad range of areas of linguistics and language study. The aim of the book is to enable students to discover for themselves what is interesting about different language situations, and to begin to interrogate the relationship between language, society, and ideology.

The Language of Everyday Life includes: topics for discussion; exercises, and; further readings; extensive glossary of technical terms; a practical guide to project work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761960898
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/13/2000
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Language of Written News Reporting

The Language of Sports Commentary

The Language of Instructions

The Language of Interviews

The Language of Magazine Features

The Language of Advertising

Researching the Language of Everyday Life

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