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Exploring Spoken English : Applied Linguistics Non - Ronald Carter

Exploring Spoken English

Applied Linguistics Non

Paperback Published: 12th May 1997
ISBN: 9780521568609
Number Of Pages: 162

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Exploring Spoken English is a practical guide to the features of natural spoken English, designed for teachers and advanced learners of English for use in groups and for self-study. The material consists of 20 varied extracts of authentic spoken English drawn from the Cambridge University Press and University of Nottingham corpus of spoken English. All the extracts are on an accompanying cassette. Each unit contains an activity for the reader and a line-by-line commentary offering new insights into grammar, vocabulary and discourse patterns in the text. The accompanying cassette contains all the extracts, some re-recorded for the purposes of clarity.

'It does not happen all that often that you come across something that is almost totally new, but that is the case with Exploring Spoken English. This is an extraordinary work, not just because it addresses an aspect of language that has been practically ignored up to now, at least in a corpus-based treatment, but also because it is difficult, if not impossible to pigeonhole, combining the best of various kinds of books: it is the same time corpus, resource book, text book, and theoretical work.' 'Exploring Spoken English is absolutely riveting for anyone interested in real English, with every unit bringing new features of spoken English to your attention.' VVLE, 1997 'This book brings authenticity of spoken text to the fore, making us realise how important it is to provide the learners with the tools to cope with 'real-life' communication ... Perhaps a book such as this will provide the language teacher with the confidence to tackle such authenticity in the classroom.' NATESOL Newsletter 'The Nottingham language project continues to provide valuable resources for teaching and learning ... This book and tape, exciting in the newness of its format and stimulating for the range of its topics and contributors, is warmly recommended for advanced students and for teachers.' TESOL ANZ Newsletter, 1997 'I wholeheartedly welcome this book. It is a resource we've been waiting for, a collection of spoken discourse types for use both as listening practice and language analysis by the more advanced learner ... Each text is professionally recorded and transcribed in such a way that it is immediately accessible to even the most inexperienced teacher/learner of spoken discourse.' VATME Newsletter, 1997 'Exploring Spoken English is hugely informative and would be an undoubtedly valuable addition to the shelves of anyone concerned with oral interaction.' Issues, 1998

Introduction
Glossary of important terms
Notes on transcription
Narrative
Dangerous childhood pranks
Flying over Budapest
Identifying
Two old friends meet up again
An elderly lady reminisces
Language in Action
Doing a job
Cooking rice
Comment/ Elaboration
Family and relatives
Two teachers chatting
Students chatting round the tea-table
Service Encounters
At the post office
Ordering food in a restaurant
At the hairdresser's
Debate and Argument
Local radio phone-in
Political debate
Student discussion
Language, Learning and Interaction
School discussion
Kid's stuff
University tutorial group
Decision Making/ Negotiating Outcomes
Planning a family holiday
Company business meeting
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521568609
ISBN-10: 0521568609
Series: Applied Linguistics Non
Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 162
Published: 12th May 1997
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32