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Investigating English Discourse : Language, Literacy, Literature - Ronald Carter

Investigating English Discourse

Language, Literacy, Literature

Paperback Published: 30th October 1997
ISBN: 9780415140669
Number Of Pages: 268

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"Investigating English Discourse" is a collection of essays that address the discourse of "English" as a subject of teaching and learning. Ronald Carter draws on recent applied linguistic work in the discourse analysis of English to link theory with practice. Written in a clear, accessible manner, Carter includes examples from advertisements, poetry, jokes and public notices. Topics include grammar, correctness and standard English, critical language awareness and literacy, language and creativity, and discourse theory.

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Language, Discourse and 'English'p. 1
Introduction to Part Ip. 3
Proper English: Language, Culture and Curriculump. 5
The New Grammar Teachingp. 19
Politics and Knowledge About Language: the Linc Projectp. 36
Standard Englishes: Speech and Writingp. 55
Discourse Literacy: Rewording Texts, Revising Discoursep. 74
Postscripts and Prospectsp. 90
Literature, Discourse and 'English'p. 107
Introduction to Part IIp. 109
'Lang' and 'Lit': Interpreting Discoursep. 111
Is There a Literary Language?p. 123
Metaphor and Creative Risksp. 140
Discourse, Conversation and Creativityp. 154
Teaching Language and Literarinessp. 171
Teaching Discourses in Different Waysp. 192
Postscripts and Prospectsp. 207
Notesp. 229
Bibliographyp. 234
Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9780415140669
ISBN-10: 0415140668
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 30th October 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1

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