"Introducing Language in Use "is a comprehensive coursebook for
students new to the study of language and linguistics.
Written by a highly experienced team of teachers, this coursebook
is lively and accessible, interactive and above all produced with
students firmly in mind. Drawing on a vast range of data and
examples of language in its many forms, the book provides students
with the tools they need to analyse real language in diverse
contexts. Designed to be highly adaptable for course use, the
authors suggest a range of different routes through the book.
"Introducing Language in Use:
"covers all the core areas and topics of language study: language,
semiotics and communication, grammar, phonetics, words, semantics,
variety in language, history of English, world Englishes,
multilingualism, psycholinguistics, child language acquisition,
conversation analysis, pragmatics, power and politeness, language
has chapters contributed by John Field and Sushie Dobbinson,
expandingthe range of expertise
adopts a 'how to' approach, encouraging students to apply their
knowledge as they learn it
presents many examples, drawn from varied domains (including
conversation, advertising and text messaging), always giving
precedence to real language in use
includes activities throughout the text with commentaries,
summaries, suggestions for further reading and an extensive
glossary of terms
features a final unit which offers students further practice in
analysing language in use
is supported by a companion website, offering extra resources for
students and instructors
This will be an essential coursebook for all introductory courses
in English language, language and communication and linguistics.
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