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Show Me the Money

by Chris Roush

Show Me the Money offers instruction, hands-on advice and examples for doing the job of a business journalist. With numerous examples of documents and stories in the text, it is an essential guide for students...


Second Language Grammar: Learning and Teaching

by William E. Rutherford

The thrust of the book is not so much upon the formation of grammatical constructs but rather upon the shape of the grammatical system and its relation to semantics, discourse and pragmatics.


Learning and Literacy over Time: Longitudinal Perspectives

by Julian Sefton-Green & Jennifer Rowsell

Learning and Literacy over Time addresses two gaps in literacy research-studies offering longitudinal perspectives on learners and the trajectory of their learning lives inside and outside of school, and studies...


The Role of English Teaching in Modern Japan: Diversity and multiculturalism through English language education in a globalized era

by Mieko Yamada

The Role of English Teaching in Modern Japan examines the complex nature of Japan's promotion of English as a Foreign Language (EFL). In globalized societies where people with different native languages communicate...


Talk about Writing: The Tutoring Strategies of Experienced Writing Center Tutors

by Jo Mackiewicz & Isabelle Kramer Thompson

Talk about Writing: The Tutoring Strategies of Experienced Writing Center Tutors offers a book-length empirical study of the discourse between experienced tutors and student writers in satisfactory conferences....


Misunderstanding in Social Life: Discourse Approaches to Problematic Talk

by Juliane House, Gabriele Kasper & Steven Ross

Misunderstanding is a pervasive phenomenon in social life, sometimes with serious consequences for people's life chances. Misunderstandings are especially hazardous in high-stakes events such as job interviews...


The Power of Tests: A Critical Perspective on the Uses of Language Tests

by Elana Shohamy

Language in Social Life is a major series which highlights the importance of language to an understanding of issues of social and professional concern. It will be of practical relevance to all those wanting...


Learning to Write: First Language/Second Language

by Aviva Freedman, Ian Pringle & Janice Yalden

First published in 1983. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Observation in the Language Classroom

by Dick Allwright

This book provides an account of classroom observation in a historical and educational perspective. Drawing on extracts from classic studies in this field, Dick Allwright reviews the development of research...


Language and Discrimination

by Celia Roberts, Evelyn Davies & Tom Jupp

Langauge and Discrimination provides a unique and authoritative study of the linguistic dimension of racial discrimination. Based upon extensive work carried out over many years by the Industrial Language Training...


An Introduction to Discourse Analysis

by Malcolm Coulthard

The central concern of this book is the analysis of verbal interaction or discourse. This first six chapters report and evaluate major theoretical advances in the description of discourse. The final chapters...


Theory and Practice of Writing: An Applied Linguistic Perspective

by William Grabe & Robert B. Kaplan

This book undertakes a general framework within which to consider the complex nature of the writing task in English, both as a first, and as a second language. The volume explores varieties of writing, different...


An Introduction to Second Language Acquisition Research

by Diane Larsen-Freeman & Michael H. Long

Understanding how people learn and fail to learn second and foreign languages is increasingly recognised as a critical social and psycholinguistic issue. Second languages are vitally important to diverse groups...


Introduction to Bilingualism

by Charlotte Hoffmann

An Introduction to Bilingualism provides a comprehensive review of the most important aspects of individual and societal bilingualism, examining both theoretcial and practical issues.

At the level of the individual,...


Language, Literature and the Learner: Creative Classroom Practice

by Ronald Carter & John McRae

Language, Literature and the Learner is an edited volume evolving from three international seminars devoted to the teaching of literature in a second or foreign language. The seminars explicitly addressed the...


Taming the Vernacular: From dialect to written standard language

by Jenny Cheshire & Dieter Stein

Taming the Vernacular: From Dialect to Written Standard Language examines the differences between 'standard' and 'nonstandard' varieties of several different languages. Not only are some of the best-known languages...


Language and World Creation in Poems and Other Texts

by Elena Semino

Language and World Creation in Poems and Other Texts introduces an interdisciplinary and practical approach to the analysis of poetry which focuses on text worlds, namely the contexts, scenarios or types of...


Power and Politeness in the Workplace

by Janet Holmes & Maria Stubbe

Power and Politeness in the Workplace provides insights into the way we all talk at work. The book contains a wealth of material illustrating the way people communicate with each other in their ordinary everyday...


Patterns of Spoken English: An Introduction to English Phonetics

by Gerald Knowles

First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Generative and Non-Linear Phonology

by Durand Jacques

Generative phonology is a developing field of linguistics, and is producing both rival interpretations and models. This book provides a clear and accessible evaluation of the debate. It provides a detailed overview...