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  1. The Discourse of Reading Groups

    Cognitive and Socio-cultural Approaches

    By Joan Swann, David Peplow, Paola Trimarco, Sara Whiteley

    Series: Routledge Research in Literacy

    Reading groups and book clubs are an important contemporary cultural practice, providing a window on the everyday interpretation of literary texts. While reading is often considered a solitary process, reading groups constitute a form of social reading where interpretive activity is produced and...

    To Be Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  2. English in the World

    History, Diversity, Change

    Edited by Philip Seargeant, Joan Swann

    Series: Worlds of English

    English in the World: History, Diversity, Change examines the English language as it has developed through history and is used across the globe today. The first half of the book outlines the history of the language from its fifth-century roots through its development as a national, a colonial, and...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  3. The Routledge Companion to English Language Studies

    By Janet Maybin, Joan Swann

    Series: Routledge Companions

    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...

    Published June 29th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Learning English

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Neil Mercer, Joan Swann, Barbara Mayor

    Learning English focuses on young children's acquisition of spoken and written English in monolingual and bilingual contexts and explores the debates surrounding English in schools and colleges, and the often controversial nature of the English curriculum in different parts of the world. ...

    Published March 21st 2007 by Routledge

  5. Changing English

    2nd Edition

    Edited by David Graddol, Dick Leith, Joan Swann, Martin Rhys, Julia Gillen

    Changing English examines the history of English from its origins in the fifth century to the present day. It focuses on the radical changes that have taken place in the structure of English over a millennium and a half, detailing the influences of migration, colonialism and many other historical,...

    Published November 28th 2006 by Routledge

  6. Teaching Academic Writing

    A Toolkit for Higher Education

    By Caroline Coffin, Mary Jane Curry, Sharon Goodman, Ann Hewings, Theresa Lillis, Joan Swann

    Student academic writing is at the heart of teaching and learning in higher education. Students are assessed largely by what they write, and need to learn both general academic conventions as well as disciplinary writing requirements in order to be successful in higher education.Teaching Academic...

    Published November 7th 2002 by Routledge

  7. Learning English

    Development and Diversity

    Edited by Neil Mercer, Joan Swann

    Series: English Language: Past, Present and Future

    English is learnt, internationally, in a range of diverse settings. This book examines processes of language acquisition in English, as well as what it means to learn English in different parts of the world. It looks at the place of English within formal education, and at some of the...

    Published December 5th 1996 by Routledge

  8. English

    History, Diversity and Change

    Edited by David Graddol, Dick Leith, Joan Swann

    Series: English Language: Past, Present and Future

    The story of English is often presented as one of progress: from a set of Germanic dialects to a fully-fledged national and international language. The emphasis in this book is on the diversity of English throughout its history and the changing social meanings of different varieties of English....

    Published April 4th 1996 by Routledge

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