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  1. Researching Language and Social Media Now Available

    Research Language and Social Media, "a highly accessible, systematic introduction to the language of social media," is available for purchase and review. Instructors can also request an inspection copy here

    Each chapter begins with a clear summary of the topics covered and also suggests sources for further reading to supplement the initial discussion and case studies. Written with an international outlook, Researching Language and Social Media is an essential book for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Linguistics, Media Studies and Communication Studies. Read more

  2. Introducing Unified Discourse Analysis

    Trusted and widely respected Professor James Paul Gee's latest work, Unifed Discourse Analysis, is now available. Gee details his new theory on discourse as it relates to gaming and the real world. Available as a paperback, hardback, and ebook, it is widely accessible for all readers. Instructors can also request an inspection copy here

    A fantastic review by Rodney Jones of the City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong: "This is without a doubt the most significant book on discourse analysis to come along in at least a decade. Gee masterfully accomplishes what many discourse analysts have fallen short of: formulating a unified framework for discourse analysis that explains not just how we engage with texts, but how we engage with the world and with one another."

  3. English as a Lingua Franca in the International University

    English as a Lingua Franca in the International University- New Review

    The TESOL International Association posted a wonderful review of Jennifer Jenkins' English as a Lingua Franca in the International University

  4. Language and Power

    Norman Fairclough’s Theory into Practice in New Study

    According to Neos Kosmos, Dr. Efrosini Deligianni of the University of New South Wales used Routledge author Norman Fairclough's theory of critical discourse analysis as a basis for her new study. 

  5. Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication - Jane Jackson

    '[Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication] delivers a clear, accessibly written and above all comprehensive overview of the field. I know of no other single-author text that does this' - Professor John Corbett, University of Macau, China

    Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication provides a basic skill-building framework designed to enhance students' understanding of the complexities of language and intercultural communication in diverse domestic and international settings. Read more

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    Instructors - Request your complimentary exam copy

  6. Introducing Language in Use: A Course Book, Second Edition - Merrison, Bloomer, Griffith

    "Across an extended range of topics and examples, this new edition builds on proven strengths of the first: it is accessible, up-to-date, and rich in exemplification and follow-up activities." - Professor Alan Durant, Middlesex University, UK

    Drawing on a vast range of data and examples of language in its many forms, this fully revised and updated second edition provides students with the tools they need to analyze real language in diverse contexts. An essential coursebook for all introductory courses in English language, communication and linguistics. Read more.

    Instructors - request your complimentary exam copy.

  7. Introducing English Semantics, Second Edition - Charles W. Kreidler

    A practical, jargon-free introduction to understanding how meanings are expressed in the English language.

    This newly revised edition explores the knowledge of language that speakers have which enables them to communicate - to express observations, opinions, intentions and the products of their imagination. Read more.

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  8. Exploring Language Assessment and Teaching: Language in Action

    "An especially clear, practical introductory textbook for Masters students in language education and practicing language educators, focusing usefully on common assessment issues in pedagogy, defining succinctly fundamental concepts, and accounting cogently for current theories and recent research."

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  9. And now, Introducing the Language of the News: A Students Guide - M. Grazia Busa

    "...an innovative and practical volume that is highly recommended to students, teachers and scholars of English, Linguistics, Communication and Journalism."

    Introducing the Language of the News is a comprehensive introduction to the language of news reporting. Written by an experienced researcher and teacher, the book features:

    • Comprehensive coverage of both print and online news
    • A range of contemporary examples from the international press
    • Chapter summaries, activities, sample analyses and commentaries

    Read more | View Table of Contents

    Instructors - Order your complimentary exam copy of M. Grazia Busa's Introducing the Language of the News today by following this link.

  10. Exploring Intercultural Communication: Language in Action - Zhu Hua

    "With its multitude of captivating examples and stimulating case studies this book will thoroughly engage students interested in understanding intercultural negotiations."

    This new book brings together current and emerging strands and themes in the field by examining how intercultural communication permeates our everyday life, what we can do to achieve effective and appropriate intercultural communication, and why we study language, culture and identity together.

    Including global examples from a range of genres, this book is an essential read for students taking language and intercultural communication modules within Applied Linguistics, TESOL, Education or Communication Studies courses. Read more | View Table of Contents

    Instructors - Order your complimentary exam copy of Zhu Hua's Exploring Intercultural Communication today by following this link.
     

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