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Studying the English Language

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ISBN-10: 023020015X

ISBN-13: 9780230200159

Edition: 2nd 2010 (Revised)

Authors: Rob Penhallurick

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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 7/9/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

ANDREW GAMBLEnbsp;is Professor and Head of Department of Politics atnbsp;University of Cambridge. His many books includeBritain in Decline, The Free Economy and the Strong StateandBetween Europe and Americaalso published by Palgrave Macmillan. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and the Academy of Social Sciences and was awarded the Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize for Lifetime Contribution to Political Studies by the UK Political Studies Association in 2005.ROB PENHALLURICK is Head of English at the University of Wales, Swansea, UK.

List of Figures
Space: The Diversity of English
Time: The History and Pre-History of English
Contact: The Case of Middle English
'She Loves You. Yes! Yes! Yes! - American English Inside Out
English Across the World: History and Varieties
Signs: The Semiotic View of Language
Strange Orchestras: The Underlying Symbolic Structure of Languages
Myth: Language and Reality
Sex: Language and Gender
Tyranny: Some Daring and Ingenious Escapes
Telling Stories: The Structure of Discourse in English
What's in a Norm? The Nature of Standard English
Language with Attitude: Dialect, Accent and Identity
Fixing: Language Planning and Regulation
Slippage: Slips of the Tongue and Other Blunders
Communication Breakdown: Modelling What Happens When We Communicate
Noam Chomsky and the Generative Enterprise: Language as it is if You Don't Have To Bother Talking
The Nature of Language: Linguistic Theory and the Question of Origins
References for Examples