Whether prose or poetry, how does a text come to mean what it does? A functional-semantic approach to text analysis, such as is illustrated in this book, offers a revealing look at the resources of language at work in the creation of meaning, and a unique perspective on the text as object of study.
Examines the theoretical, methodological and practical issues in the analysis of talk across cultures. This book provides an introduction to the issues in culture and communication and an examination of cross-cultural and intercultural communication.
This accessible guide to discourse employs an innovative, inductive approach, with a clear focus on genre that allows students to examine language in context. Using real texts, students are shown how each dimension of discourse links together and are offered practical guidance on how to carry out a discourse analysis project.
Introduces key concepts in language and social interaction. This book describes how individuals develop skills in social interaction. It shows how people create identities through their use of language. It brings together essential readings in anthropology, discourse studies and sociology.
A History of the English Language in 100 Places is a joyous ride through time, where readers can criss-cross the British Isles and the world at large to land in a hundred contrasting places and light on a hundred wonderful topics that bring the extraordinary story of the English language alive.
Presents an insightful analysis of the discourse produced by blogs and wikis. This book looks at how blogs and wikis: allow for easier than ever publication; can claim to challenge institutional hierarchies; provide alternate perspectives on events; exemplify globalization; and, challenge demarcations between the personal and the public.
Translation is one of the most important cross-linguistic and cross-cultural practices. This short introduction focuses on what you need to know about it: the different perspectives on translation and key issues such as equivalence in translation, translation evaluation, and the role of translation in language teaching, globalization, and intercultural communication.
Examines the benefits of interactional feedback, discusses the source of the positive outcomes of recasts and negotiations. Explores the relationship between learners' perceptions and learning. Investigates individual differences such as working memory and gender, and considers both social and cognitive factors in interaction-driven development.
Research into language learner strategies has the fundamental goal of improving the teaching and learning of second languages. This book explores the notion that the reason some learners of second languages excel and others struggle lies in what the learners themselves do-the strategies they bring to language learning and to language use. Name of series: Oxford Applied Linguistics
'Gemel' is an old English word meaning 'twin' - Mark Forsyth's Gemel Edition brings together a Sunday Times Number One bestseller and its BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week sequel in a beautiful, stylish box set which is ideal as a gift.
This second edition of Norton's classic text on language learning and identity will bring her ground-breaking ideas to a new generation of students, teachers and researchers. Featuring a comprehensive Introduction and an Afterword by Claire Kramsch, this new edition integrates research, theory and classroom practice.
What is the English language like, why is it like that and what do we need to know in order to study it? This wide-ranging and research-led introductory textbook provides students with the grounding in linguistics necessary to investigate these questions for themselves.
"Boeckx has a deep familiarity with all of the (very wide-ranging) material he intends to present, and has done original and important work in several of these areas. He is a lucid and engaging expositor, and is highly qualified in every respect to undertake an enterprise of this nature -- which is, I think, a very valuable one.
Uniquely combining both theory and practice, and covering both learning and teaching, this reader-friendly book is the complete handbook on language learning. This new edition will re-position the book at the cutting edge of developments in both academic theory and classroom practice.
An accessible introduction to language development aimed at a wide audience of students from different disciplines such as psychology, behavioural science, linguistics, cognitive science, and speech pathology. It requires only minimal knowledge of psychology, and is intended for undergraduates from the second year of studies onwards.
This book explores attitudes related to English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) and the implications for student identities. In addition ways in which the problems can be addressed in teacher education are explored. English language materials and testing are discussed.
Discusses psycholinguistic and cognitive aspects of language learning. This work looks at the contrast between universalist accounts of language learning and accounts which focus on individual differences between learners. It focuses on practical applications of these themes in task-based learning and language testing.
This is an introduction to linguistics, the study of human language. The author provides a succinct but lucid outline of the ways in which language has been defined, described, and explored, and guides readers towards further exploration of their own.
In the century since its birth, the crossword has evolved into the world's most popular intellectual pastime: a unique form of wordplay, the codes and conventions of which are open to anyone masochistic enough to get addicted. This book celebrates the wit, ingenuity and frustration of setting and solving puzzles.
This compilation, in the tradition of the Victorian miscellany, gathers together essential facts and fascinating insights into the plays and poems, the man behind them (insofar as this is known), and the context in which he worked.
"Group Communication" introduces applications of small group dynamics. Peter Hartley shows how an understanding of how groups work and interact can improve the chances of successful team communication and cooperation.
Presents a fresh edition Plain Words, that was intended simply as a guide to the proper use of English for the Civil Service. This guide reflects numerous changes that took place in English usage. It features a private archive.