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An Introduction to Discourse Analysis 4th Edition: Theory and Method

by James Paul Gee

Discourse analysis considers how language, both spoken and written, enacts social and cultural perspectives and identities. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, An Introduction to Discourse Analysis examines...


Magazine Writing

by Christopher D. Benson & Charles F. Whitaker

What does it take to launch a career writing for magazines?

In this comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to magazine writing, students will learn everything from the initial story pitch all the way through...


Universal Grammar

by Edward L. Keenan

This collection of 15 articles reflects Edward Keenan's long-standing research interests in the comparative syntax of the languages of the world. It includes two seminal 'foundation' articles, Noun Phrase Accessibility...


A Theory of Stylistic Rules in English

by Michael Rochemont

This book defends in part a particular elaboration of the stylistic rule component of the grammatical model first presented in Chomsky and Lasnik (1977). It is argued that stylistic rules share a number of fundamental...


Redefining Linguistics

by Hayley G. Davis & Talbot J. Taylor

The academic discipline of linguistics is at a critical stage of development. Whatever consensus there may have been fifteen or even ten years ago is fast disappearing. A process of redefinition is underway,...


Linguistic Meaning

by Keith Allan

Dr Keith Allen presents a coherent, consistent and comprehensive account of linguistic meaning, centred around an informally presented theory of meaning. It is intended for graduate and undergraduate students...


Ideologies of Language

by John E. Joseph & Talbot J. Taylor

Is the study of language ideologically neutral? If so, is this study objective and autonomous?

One of the most cherished assumptions of modern academic linguistics is that the study of language is, or should...


Learning about Linguistics

by F.C. Stork & J.D.A. Widdowson

This book offers a workbook approach to linguistics and provides guidelines for the study of language. It aims to give basic information and to indicate something of the background and development of the more...


The English is Coming!: How One Language is Sweeping the World

by Leslie Dunton-Downer

English has fast become the number one language for everything from business and science, diplomacy and education, entertainment and environmentalism to socializing and beyond—virtually any human activity...


MFA vs NYC

by Chad Harbach

Writers write—but what do they do for money?

In a widely read essay entitled “MFA vs NYC,” bestselling novelist Chad Harbach (The Art of Fielding) argued that the American literary scene has split into...


Lapdogs: How the Press Lay Down for the Bush White House

by Eric Boehlert

Lapdogs is the first book to demonstrate that, for the entire George W. Bush presidency, the news media have utterly failed in their duty as watchdog for the public. In blistering prose, Eric Boehlert reveals...


The Routledge Intermediate Hindi Reader

by Naresh Sharma & Tej K. Bhatia

The Routledge Intermediate Hindi Reader has been specially designed for intermediate and advanced learners of Hindi and comprises a broad selection of graded readings.

The materials have been carefully selected...


The Communicative Competence of Young Children: A Modular Approach

by SUSAN H. FOSTER

How children first acquire language is one of the central issues in linguistics. This book draws on a wide range of research, including work in developmental psychology, anthropology and sociology, to explore...


Bridges Over Water: Understanding Transboundary Water Conflict, Negotiation and Cooperation

by Ariel Dinar & Shlomi Dinar

Bridges over Water places the study of transboundary water conflicts, negotiation, and cooperation in the context of various disciplines, such as international relations, international law, international negotiations,...


Text World Theory and Keats' Poetry: The Cognitive Poetics of Desire, Dreams and Nightmares

by Marcello Giovanelli

Text World Theory and Keats' Poetry applies advances in cognitive poetics and text world theory to four poems by the nineteenth century poet John Keats. It takes the existing text world theory as a starting...


Language of the Third Reich: Lti: Lingua Tertii Imperii

by Victor Klemperer

A labourer, journalist and a professor who lived through four successive periods of German political history � from the German Empire, through the Weimar Republic and the Nazi state through to the German Democratic...


The Unity of Content and Form in Philosophical Writing: The Perils of Conformity

by Jon Stewart

In The Unity of Content and Form in Philosophical Writing, Jon Stewart argues that there is a close relation between content and form in philosophical writing. While this might seem obvious at first glance,...


The Miracle of Language

by Richard Lederer

Master verbalist Richard Lederer, America's "Wizard of Idiom" (Denver Post), presents a love letter to the most glorious of human achievements...

Welcome to Richard Lederer's beguiling celebration of language...


Discourse Studies Reader: Essential Excerpts

by Ken Hyland

Since 2005, the Continuum Discourse series, under the

editorship of Professor Ken Hyland, has published some of the most cutting-edge

work in the field of discourse analysis.This edited collection offers a showcase...


Young Language Learners' Motivation and Attitudes: Longitudinal, Comparative and Explanatory Perspectives

by Sybille Heinzmann

Taking three different perspectives, this book looks at primary school children's language learning motivation and language attitudes. In adopting a longitudinal perspective, the book fills a research gap and...