Introducing Language in Use
A Course Book, 2nd Edition
To Be Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge – 496 pages
Now in its second edition, Introducing Language in Use has been fully revised and updated with entirely new chapters on Phonology and Sociolinguistics, two separate chapters on grammar, and a greater focus on corpus linguistics.
Drawing on a vast range of data and examples of language in its many forms, this book provides students with the tools they need to analyze real language in diverse contexts. Designed to be highly adaptable for course use, the authors suggest a range of different routes through the book.
Introducing Language in Use:
This is an essential coursebook for all introductory courses in English language, communication and linguistics.
'This is an exceptionally rich textbook, providing expert but friendly introductions to a wide range of fields of language study, up-to-date examples, opportunities to debate and analyze language, a glossary and extensive further reading.' Tim Parke, University of Hertfordshire, UK
' … accessible and well structured. Fittingly, Introducing Language in Use provides a wealth of "real" language examples and guides the student through engaging activities around these. The companion website presents follow-up language activities in an interesting way for both lecturers and students.' Marnie Holborow, Dublin City University, Ireland
'This is a well-written textbook that gives a comprehensive overview of language study in a refreshing manner. It is useful not only for first-timers in linguistics but also for professional linguists looking for a quick update on current linguistic work done outside their area of expertise." Olga Thomason, University of Georgia, USA
Introduction: Read me! 1. Language, Communication and Semiotics 2. Conversation Analysis 3. Pragmatics 4. Power and Politeness 5. Words 6. Semantics 7. Syntax: Word to Clause 8. Grammar: Clause to Text 9. Phonetics I 10. Phonetics II 11. Phonology 12. Variety in Language 13. Sociolinguistics 14. Psycholinguistics 15. Language Acquisition 16. Multilingualism 17. History of English 18. World Englishes
Andrew John Merrison is a senior lecturer in linguistics at York St John University. He has taught at the Universities of Durham, Edinburgh, York, and at Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh.
Aileen Bloomer is a Fellow in Linguistics at York St John University. She has also worked in Warwick, Germany, Vietnam and China.
Patrick Griffiths (1942-2012) was a professor of English at Beppu University Japan and had previously taught at the University of the South Pacific, the University of York (UK) and York St John University.
Christopher J. Hall is Reader in Applied Linguistics at York St John University. He taught previously at the University of the Americas in Puebla, Mexico.