Working with Texts: A Core Book for Language Analysis

Working with Texts: A Core Book for Language Analysis

by RonaldCarter (Author), Danuta Reah (Author), KeithSanger (Author), Maggie Bowring (Author), Angela Goddard (Author)


Provides a basic foundation for understanding aspects of English language crucial in the analysis of text. The major topics covered include writing, the sound system of spoken English, words, sentence grammar and discourse construction. Student-friendly features include: activities showing how language works in texts and their contexts; commentaries which follow each activity, highlighting main points of language use; wide coverage of different genres - literary texts, notes, memos, signs, advertisements, leaflets, speeches, conversation; suggestions for further reading and additional self-study exercises; and key words highlighted. This textbook provides ideas and activities arising from experience and practice.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
Publisher: Routledge
Published: 22 May 1997

ISBN 10: 041514597X
ISBN 13: 9780415145978

Media Reviews
'a most flexible book... an invaluable resource both for the quality and presentation of its source material and for the clarity and economy of its writing.' - Renee Stanton, The English and Media Magazine

'[this] book, through which a range of insights are made eminently accessible, without condescension... give[s] the serious student not only a wide range of knowledge, but also a high degree of communicative competence.' - Jean-Pierre can Noppen, Linguistics and Poetics Journal