The Art of Common Talk
Language and Creativity explores the creativity inherent in everyday spoken language.Creativity in language has conventionally been regarded as the preserve of institutionalised discourses such as canonical literature and the discourse of advertising. In Language and Creativity Ronald Carter...
Published January 28th 2004 by Routledge
In 1963 President John F. Kennedy was shot, Sylvia Plath published The Bell Jar, and the Beatles were in their prime. This was a changing world, which British and Irish writers both contributed to and reflected in drama, poetry and prose.The Routledge Guide to Modern English Writing tells the...
Published November 19th 2003 by Routledge
This accessible satellite textbook in the Routledge Intertext series is unique in offering students hands-on practical experience of textual analysis focused on speech and writing. Written in a clear, user-friendly style, it combines practical activities with texts, accompanied by commentaries and...
Published June 6th 2001 by Routledge
Britain and Ireland, 2nd Edition
This is a completely updated and expanded second edition of the wide-ranging and accessible Routledge History of Literature in English. It covers the main developments in the history of British and Irish literature and has extensive accompanying language notes which explore the interrelationships...
Published April 25th 2001 by Routledge
Language, Literacy, Literature
In this challenging and at times controversial book, Ronald Carter addresses the discourse of 'English' as a subject of teaching and learning.Among the key topics investigated are:* grammar* correctness and standard English* critical language awareness and literacy* language and creativity* the...
Published September 24th 1997 by Routledge
Creative Classroom Practice
Language, Literature and the Learner is an edited volume evolving from three international seminars devoted to the teaching of literature in a second or foreign language. The seminars explicitly addressed the interface between language and literature teaching to investigate the ways in which...
Published November 18th 1996 by Routledge
Just what is Standard English? Is it correct English? Should grammar be taught?The answers to such questions invariably provoke controversy. In this handy A to Z guide to language and literacy, Ronald Carter unpicks the meaning of key terms like `proper English', `real books', `text', and `...
Published May 10th 1995 by Routledge
Perspectives for Language Teaching
In this book Michael McCarthy and Ronald Carter describe the discoursal properties of language and demonstrate what insights this approach can offer to the student and teacher of language. The authors examine the relationship between complete texts, both spoken and written, and the social and...
Published November 28th 1993 by Routledge
An Introductory Reader in Discourse Stylistics
This collection shows students of English and applied linguistics ways in which language and literary study can be integrated. By drawing on a wide range of texts by mainly British and American writers, from a variety of different periods, the contributors show how discourse stylistics can provide...
Published November 23rd 1988 by Routledge
The material in this book reviews work dating back to the vocabulary control movement in the 1930s and also refers to more recent work on the role of lexis in language learning. Two chapters describe the main foundations of lexical semantics and relevant research and pedagogical studies in...
Published February 28th 1988 by Routledge