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The Routledge Companion to English Language Studies

By Janet Maybin, Joan Swann

Routledge – 2009 – 324 pages

Series: Routledge Companions

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Description

The Routledge Companion to English Language Studies is an accessible guide to the major topics, debates and issues in English Language Studies. This authoritative collection includes entries written by well-known language specialists from a diverse range of backgrounds who examine and explain established knowledge and recent developments in the field. Covering a wide range of topics such as globalization, gender and sexuality and food packaging, this volume provides critical overviews of:

  • approaches to researching, describing and analyzing English
  • the position of English as a global language
  • the use of English in texts, practices and discourses
  • variation and diversity throughout the English-speaking world.

Fully cross-referenced throughout and featuring useful definitions of key terms and concepts, this is an invaluable guide for teachers wishing to check, consolidate or update their knowledge, and is an ideal resource for all students of English Language Studies.

Contents

1. INTRODUCTION Janet Maybin & Joan Swann

PART 1: THE FABRIC OF ENGLISH

2. DESCRIBING ENGLISH Caroline Coffin & Kieran O’Halloran

3. TEXTS AND PRACTICES Ann Hewing & Sarah North

4. FROM VARIATION TO HYBRIDITY Joan Swann & Rajend Mesthrie

FURTHER READING

PART 2: ISSUES AND DEBATES

5. ENGLISH AND GLOBALIZATION Alastair Pennycook

6. ENGLISH AND CREATIVITY Rob Pope

7. ‘HEARTS AND MINDS.’ PERSUASIVE LANGUAGE IN ANCIENT AND MODERN PUBLIC DEBATE Guy Cook

8. COMPUTER-MEDIATED ENGLISH Brenda Danet

9. ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING IN THE OUTER AND EXPANDING CIRCLES Suresh Canagarajah & Selim Ben Said

10. ENGLISH AT SCHOOL IN ENGLAND Richard Andrews

11. INSTITUTIONAL DISCOURSE Celia Roberts

12. USING ENGLISH IN THE LEGAL PROCESS Diana Eades

13. LANGUAGE, GENDER AND SEXUALITY Deborah Cameron

14. PERSPECTIVES ON CHILDREN LEARNING ENGLISH: FROM STRUCTURES TO PRACTICES Barbara Mayor

15. ACADEMIC LITERACIES: NEW DIRECTIONS IN THEORY AND PRACTICE Brian Street

16. SPELLING AS A SOCIAL PRACTICE Mark Sebba

17. MULTILINGUAL DISCOURSES ON WHEELS AND PUBLIC ENGLISH IN AFRICA: A CASE FOR VAGUE LINGUISTIQUE Sinfree Makoni and Busi Makoni

18. DOMESTICATING THE OTHER: ENGLISH AND TRANSLATION Susan Bassnett

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Author Bio

Janet Maybin is a senior lecturer in Language and Communication at the Open University. She is co-editor of Using English published by Routledge and The Art of English: Everyday Creativity with Joan Swann.

Joan Swann is a senior lecturer and director of the Centre for Language and Communication at the Open University. She is co-author of A Dictionary of Sociolinguistics and Introducing Sociolinguistics.

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