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Studying Language English in Action

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ISBN-10: 140392208X

ISBN-13: 9781403922083

Edition: 2007

Authors: Urszula Clark, Urzula Clark

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Introducing key ideas and critical debates about how the English language functions within its social and cultural contexts, this title provides practical examples and guidance on how to approach further work in these areas.
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 1/16/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

List of Figures and Tables
Series Preface
Variation and Change in English
Language, dialect, accent and variety
The Ebonics debate
Dialect, accent and variety
Standards of English
What is standard English?
A brief history of the standardisation of English in England
A brief history of the standardisation of English in the United States
Studies in variation and change
Linguistic variation
Social variation
Variation and social networks
Studying variation in English
Selecting a topic for research
Project design and sampling
Methods of data collection
Sound and video recording equipment
Transcribing data
Analysing data
Writing your report
Sample projects
Further reading
Pragmatics and Discourse
Language, meaning and communication
Language in context
Language as action
Speech act theory
The cooperative principle
Discourse analysis
The structure of talk
Conversation analysis
Adjacency pairs
Language, action and interaction
Grammar and interaction
Studying speech
Selecting a topic for research
Choosing and collecting data
Conventions of transcription
Analysing data
Sample projects
Further reading
What is stylistics?
Units of language and grammar
Stylistic methods and categories of analysis
Deixis and fictional worlds
Similes and metaphors
Representing speech and thought
Dialogue in drama
Studying stylistics
Selecting a topic for study
Choosing and collecting data
Analysing data
Sample projects
Further reading
Critical Discourse Analysis
Language, society and ideology
Language, linguistics and ideology
Words and meaning
Language and reality
Language as discourse
Critical linguistics
A framework for critical discourse analysis
Schema theory and members' resources
CDA, written discourse analysis and stylistics
Studying CDA
Selecting a topic for study
Choosing and collecting data
Analysing data
Sample projects
Further reading