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English Language (2nd Edition)

Description, Variation and Context

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The second edition of this hugely successful textbook provides comprehensive coverage of a wide range of topics in theoretical and applied linguistics. Written by leading academics in the field, this text offers a firm...

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The second edition of this hugely successful textbook provides comprehensive coverage of a wide range of topics in theoretical and applied linguistics. Written by leading academics in the field, this text offers a firm grounding in linguistics and includes engaging insights into current research.

It covers all the key areas of linguistic analysis, including phonetics, morphology, semantics and pragmatics, and core domains of study, comprising the history of the English language, regional and social variation, style and communication and interaction. Fresh material on research methods outlines key areas for consideration when carrying out a research project, and provides students with the framework they need to investigate linguistic phenomena for themselves.

This is an invaluable resource for both undergraduate and postgraduate students on English Language and Linguistics degree programmes. 

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  • `Advances' boxes give readers an insight into the controversies and debates in that area
  • `Illustration' boxes contain extended examples and analysis to consolidate students' understanding at every step
  • Written by lecturers from one of the world's centres of excellence for this subject



  • Seven new chapters covering topics such as second language acquisition, corpus linguistics and research methods
  • A number of chapters have been substantially revised, including those on World Englishes, Literacies in Cyberspace and TEFL, TESOL and Linguistics
  • Fully updated throughout to reflect the latest advances in the field



INTRODUCTION
1. Studying the English language
ENGLISH: STRUCTURE
2. Phonetics
3. Phonology
4. Morphology: word structure
5. Grammar: words (and phrases)
6. Grammar: phrases (and clauses)
7. Grammar: clauses (and sentences)
8. Text linguistics
9. Semantics
10. Pragmatics
ENGLISH: HISTORY
11. Standard English and standardization
12. Spelling
13. Phonological change
14. Lexical change
15. Semantic change
16. Grammatical change
ENGLISH SPEECH: REGIONAL AND SOCIAL VARIATION
17. Regional variation in English accents and dialects
18. Language and social class
19. Language and ethnicity
20. Pidgins and creole Englishes
21. American English
22. World Englishes and English as a lingua franca
23. Language discourses: attitudes to diversity
ENGLISH WRITING: STYLE, GENRE AND PRACTICE
24. Speech, writing and discourse type
25. Language in newspapers
26. Language in advertisements
27. Language in literature: stylistics
28. Literary practices
29. New technologies: literacies in cyberspace
ENGLISH: COMMUNICATION AND INTERACTION
30. Structures of conversation
31. Language, reality and power
32. Politeness in interaction
33. Gender and language
34. Language and sexuality
35. Bad language
36. Language and politics
37. Business communication
ENGLISH: LEARNING AND TEACHING
38. First language acquisition
39. Second language acquisition
40. Languages and literacies in education
41. TEFL, TESOL and linguistics
ENGLISH INVESTIGATING
42. Methods for researching English
43. The corpus method and English
CONCLUSION
44. The English language: reflections.

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Jonathan Culpeper is Professor of English Language and Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University, UK. Spanning pragmatics, stylistics and the history of English, his major publications include Early Modern English Dialogues: Spoken Interaction as Writing (2010, CUP; co-authored with Merja Kytö), Impoliteness: Using Language to Cause Offence (2011, CUP), and most recently Pragmatics and the English Language (2014, Palgrave; with Michael Haugh). He is currently leading the AHRC-funded Encyclopaedia of Shakespeare's Language project, which will provide evidence-based and contextualised accounts of Shakespeare's language.

Paul Kerswill is Professor of Sociolinguistics...

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Jonathan Culpeper is Professor of English Language and Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University, UK. Spanning pragmatics, stylistics and the history of English, his major publications include Early Modern English Dialogues: Spoken Interaction as Writing (2010, CUP; co-authored with Merja Kytö), Impoliteness: Using Language to Cause Offence (2011, CUP), and most recently Pragmatics and the English Language (2014, Palgrave; with Michael Haugh). He is currently leading the AHRC-funded Encyclopaedia of Shakespeare's Language project, which will provide evidence-based and contextualised accounts of Shakespeare's language.

Paul Kerswill is Professor of Sociolinguistics at the University of York. His research has focused on migration and dialect contact in both Norway and Britain, including Bergen and the New Town of Milton Keynes. He has worked on projects on the emergence of Multicultural London English. His publications include work on the role of children in language change, the phonology of new dialects and the representation of youth language in the media. He has co-edited Dialect Change: Convergence and Divergence in European Languages (with Frans Hinskens and Peter Auer, 2005) and The Sage Handbook of Sociolinguistics (with Ruth Wodak and Barbara Johnstone, 2010).

Ruth Wodak is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Discourse Studies at Lancaster University, UK, and affiliated to the University of Vienna. Besides various other prizes, she was awarded the Wittgenstein Prize for Elite Researchers in 1996 and an Honorary Doctorate from University of Örebro in Sweden in 2010. She is member of the British Academy of Social Sciences and of the Academia Europaea.  Currently, she is PI of a three-year research project on ‘The Discursive Construction of Austrian identity – 2015.’ (http://nationale-identitaet-2015.univie.ac.at/) Recent book publications include The Politics of Fear. What Right-wing Populist Discourses Mean (Sage, 2015; translation into the German 2016); The Discourse of Politics in Action:Politics as Usual’ (Palgrave), revised edition (2011); Migration, Identity and Belonging (with G. Delanty, P. Jones, 2011); The Discursive Construction of History. Remembering the German Wehrmacht’s War of Annihilation (with H. Heer, W. Manoschek, A. Pollak, 2008); and The SAGE Handbook of Sociolinguistics (with Barbara Johnstone and Paul Kerswill, 2010).

Tony McEnery is Distinguished Professor of English Language and Linguistics at Lancaster University. His research interests include English corpus linguistics as well as corpus linguistics applied to languages other than English. He has wide experience of editing and authoring, and is currently editor of the book series Advances in Corpus Linguistics (Routledge). His books include Corpus Linguistics: Method, Theory and Practice (with Andrew Hardie, CUP, 2011) and Discourse Analysis and Media Attitudes (With Paul Baker and Costas Gabrielatos, CUP, 2013).

Francis Katamba is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics and English Language at the University of Lancaster, UK. His research interests are in the areas of phonology and morphology. His publications include An Introduction to Phonology (1989), Morphology: Critical Concepts in Linguistics (2004), English Words (2nd edition, 2005), Morphology (2nd edition with John Stonham, 2006) and Contemporary Linguistics: An Introduction (2nd edition, with William O'Grady and John Archibald, 2011).

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