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Spoken Language and Applied Linguistics : Applied Linguistics Non - Michael McCarthy

Spoken Language and Applied Linguistics

Applied Linguistics Non

Paperback Published: 1st February 1999
ISBN: 9780521597692
Number Of Pages: 216

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Spoken Language and Applied Linguistics argues for putting spoken language right at the centre of the syllabus. It brings together a number of separate studies by the author, based on the CANCODE spoken corpus, and weaves them together to illustrate the central role the study of spoken language can play in applied linguistics. After an introduction to the corpus, the author lays out the main components of a theory of spoken genres, with corpus examples. There then follows a broad discussion of what can/should be taught about the spoken language, followed by chapters on discourse grammar and on the sometimes parallel, sometimes different, grammatical patterning of spoken and written texts. The book then turns to lexis, with a general overview of the vocabulary of spoken language and closes with a look at another central area of language teaching, speech reporting.

The author
Spoken language and the notion of genre
What should we teach about the spoken language?
When does sentence grammar become discourse grammar?
Some patterns of co-occurrence of verb-forms in spoken and written English
Vocabulary and the spoken language
Idioms in use: a discourse-based re-examination of a traditional area of language teaching
'So Mary was saying': speech reporting in everyday conversation
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ISBN: 9780521597692
ISBN-10: 0521597692
Series: Cambridge Applied Linguistics
Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 1st February 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.32

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