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Working with Texts

A Core Introduction to Language Analysis

By Ronald Carter, Angela Goddard, Danuta Reah, Keith Sanger, Nikki Swift

Edited by Adrian Beard

Routledge – 2007 – 266 pages

Series: Intertext

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Description

Working with Texts is a well established textbook that introduces students to the main principles of language analysis, through contemporary text examples. Covering a wide range of language areas, the book uses an interactive, activity-based approach to support students' understanding of language structure and variety.

The third edition includes: new material on analyzing sound; an updated range of texts, including literary extracts, advertisements, newspaper articles, comic book strips, excerpts from popular comedy sketches, political speeches, telephone discourse, and internet chat; new extension work to support student-directed study; detailed suggestions after each unit for further reading within the Intertext series as a whole; and an updated list of URLs.

Reviews

'A most flexible book… an invaluable resource both for the quality and presentation of its source material and for the clarity and economy of its writing.' Renee Stanton, The English and Media Magazine

'[This] book, through which a range of insights are made eminently accessible, without condescention… give[s] the serious student not only a wide range of knowledge, but also a high degree of communicative competence.' Jean-Pierre can Noppen, Linguistics and Poetics Journal

"This is an excellent introductory textbook, ideal for beginner students of

language studies since it works as an introduction, and is informative,

challenging, engaging and entertaining." -- Vilelmini Sosoni, Linguist List

Contents

1. Signs 2. Sounds 3. Words and Things 4. Sentences and Structure 5. Text and Context: Written Discourse 6. Text and Context: Spoken Discourse 7. Applications

Name: Working with Texts: A Core Introduction to Language Analysis (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Ronald Carter, Angela Goddard, Danuta Reah, Keith Sanger, Nikki SwiftEdited by Adrian Beard. Working with Texts is a well established textbook that introduces students to the main principles of language analysis, through contemporary text examples. Covering a wide range of language areas, the book uses an interactive, activity-based approach to...
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