Suitable for those studying language for the first time. This book includes topics such as discourse analysis, language acquisition, language change, and the history of English, together with examinations of different modes of discourse as well as the components of language itself. It features chapter summaries, study questions, and case studies.
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.
This rich resource provides grammar practice activities mixed-ability classes covering elementary, pre-intermediate and intermediate structures. Each lesson contains three graded levels of activity based around each structure. Activities include language games, quizzes and articles and are suitable for class participation and individual study.
The Five-Minute Linguist has been a popular introduction to the subject of language because it is succinct, clear, accurate, -- and fun to read. Now in its second edition, the book has been warmly received by readers across the globe because it offers quick and reliable answers to questions about language that most of us have
The book brings together papers which focus on upon issues related to the investigation and support of independent language learning in very different out-of-classroom educational and geographical contexts, but which all share the belief that the learner is ultimately responsible for his or her own learning.
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.
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.
'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.
'Language Assessment' provides teachers with a clear presentation of the essentials for assessing second language learning fairly and effectively. This updated second edition includes new research and information on standardized tests, a new chapter on form-focused assessment, and a concise glossary of terms.
A scourge of illiteracy and a thorn in the side of pretension, the author provides advice about the linguistic blunders that lie in wait for us, from danglers and four-letter words to jargon and even Welsh rarebit.
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.
Presents the history of British English language and culture; how to speak it and its place in life and society. This book includes an easy-to-use lexicon index; terms for food and drink, sports and entertainment; and, sections on the Welsh and Scottish. It covers slang, jargon, common misunderstandings, humorous and quirky expressions, and more.
Fusing adventure, anthropology, linguistics and psychology, and drawing on Everett's pioneering research with the Amazonian Pirahas, this book argues that language is embedded within - and is inseparable from - its specific culture. It presents the controversial idea that language is not an innate component of the brain.
Every culture has a communication style norm and when that style mixes with another, stereotypes and misperceptions can arise. This book looks at how styles and patterns of communication differ vastly among people from different cultures. It explores cross-cultural communication issues with an eye toward increasing understanding and effectiveness.
This book explores the decades-long use of the notion of interculturality in education and other fields, arguing that it is now time to move beyond certain assumptions towards a richer and more realistic understanding of the `intercultural'.
Ever feel like you are pedalling in the choucroute? Been caught with your beard in the mailbox again? Or maybe you just wish everyone would stop ironing your head? This book brings the weird, wonderful and surprising nuanced beauty of language to life with over fifty watercolour and ink illustrations.
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.
Describes the implications of Cognitive Linguistics for the study of second language acquisition (SLA). This work includes chapters that identify theoretical and empirical strands of Cognitive Linguistics, presenting them as a coherent whole. It also discusses the relevance of Cognitive Linguistics to SLA.
Tannen's classic investigation into how growing up in different parts of the country, having different ethnic and class backgrounds, even age and personality contribute to different conversational styles. Reissued to coincide with her new book The Argument Culture.
English is the official language spoken in many countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. Any study of English should therefore extend beyond Britain and the USA in order to broaden students' horizons and give them an insight into countries
The central concern of this book is the analysis of verbal interaction or discourse. The first six chapters evaluate theoretical advances in the description of discourse. The final chapters demonstrate how the findings of discourse analysis can investigate second-language teaching and first-language acquisition and to analyse literary texts.
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.
Written in a highly accessible style and in four parts, this book provides rapid and authoritative access to current ideas and practice in intercultural communication. It draws on concepts and findings from a range of different disciplines and uses authentic examples of intercultural interaction to illustrate points.
A detailed study of Gilchrist's grammatical praxis which presents a picture of the complex relationship between grammatical inquiry and the politics of colonial discourse in the early years of the Indian Empire.
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; an extensive glossary of technical terms; and a practical guide to project work.