Studying Dialect

Author: Rob Penhallurick

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350308114

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 372

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This book provides an accessible yet comprehensive introduction to the study of the dialects of English as they are spoken around the world, from the earliest dialect dictionaries of the sixteenth century to contemporary research emerging from the field of geolinguistics. Organised into ten thematic chapters, it explores and evaluates the methods and purposes of each approach to the study of dialectal variation, with full explanations of technical terms throughout. Illuminating one of the most productive fields of interest in language study, this compelling book is essential reading for students of dialect and regional difference in English.
Studying Language

Author: Urszula Clark

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137077707

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Studying Language introduces key ideas about how English functions within its social and cultural contexts. It explores core topics of study such as language variation, pragmatics, stylistics and critical discourse analysis. Case studies provide worked analysis of sample texts, suggestions for further study and a further reading section.
Methods for Studying Language Production

Author: Lise Menn

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781135676360

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 385

"In this volume, language researchers studying morphosyntax, the lexicon, and pragmatics share and evaluate methods of eliciting and analyzing language production in various populations and settings. For all language researchers, applied and theoretical." --From the publisher.
Studying Language in Interaction

Author: Betsy Rymes

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000636369

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

View: 429

Studying Language in Interaction is a holistic practical guide with a hybrid purpose: To emphasize a particular approach to language in the world—a theory of language that has room for communicative repertoire and sociolinguistic diversity—and to provide a practical guide for new researchers of language in interaction. Each chapter focuses on one way of communicating, providing a set of strategies to observe, note, and reflect on context-specific ways of using multiple languages, of sounding, naming, using social media, telling stories, being ironic, and engaging in everyday routines. This approach provides a practical guide without stripping out all the wonder and nuance of language in interaction that originally draws the novice researcher to critical inquiry and makes language relevant to the humans who use it every day. Studying Language in Interaction is not only a practical research guide; it is also a workbook for being in the world in ways that matter, illustrating that any research on language in interaction involves both tricks of the trade and a sustained engagement with humanity. With extensive pedagogical resources, this is an ideal text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of sociolinguistics, intercultural communication, linguistic anthropology, and education who are embarking on fieldwork projects.
Studying Language through Literature

Author: Emilia Di Martino

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443871105

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 175

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Studying Language through Literature invites readers to reconsider the opportunity represented by literary texts for language-related purposes. Despite the close relationship between literature and language in educational contexts, literature is frequently associated with teaching practices which have been judged to be unsuccessful. Subsequently, texts of the non-literary type are preferred, on the basis that they are ‘authentic’ and closer to ‘real’ language. The everlasting relationship between language and literature is here reassessed starting from two assumptions: literature is the expression of an emphasized perception of reality – be it private, collective, or pertaining to a certain temporal/spatial context; and literary language is language in its utmost form. Following an outline of the philosophy that governs the book, each chapter presents specific insights on the use of the various different literary genres: namely, fiction, poetry and drama. The opportunities offered by translation in the foreign language classroom constitute a recurrent theme throughout the book, although Chapter 5 is entirely devoted to translation criticism. The closing pages put forward a few reflections on assessment. While offering some food for thought in order to reassess the role of literature in the language class, this book puts together ideas, considerations and suggestions from which the reader is free to pick, mix and adjust, exploiting them to her/his greatest benefit.
Language and Learning

Author: Marie Emmitt

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000018220230

Category: English language

Page: 214

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Textbook written for teachers in training and practising teachers who want to re-evaluate their understanding of language. Arranged in three sections: language and culture; linguistics and language structure; and language and learning. Includes activities, discussion questions and a glossary of language terms.
Form and Function in Chicano English

Author: Jacob Ornstein-Galicia

Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173017236323

Category: Reference

Page: 247

View: 547

The AA Road Atlas features main highways, secondary roads, unsealed roads, distances, airports, motor camps, golf courses, ski fields, picnic areas, thermal areas, historic buildings, national parks, mountains, rivers, hospitals, police, toilets and information offices. It also includes distance and time charts, a detailed place name index and a guide to New Zealand rules and conditions. This edition features up-dated and improved mapping.