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Routledge Companion to English Language Studies by Janet Maybin
Book DescriptionThe 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 established knowledge and recent developments in the field. Covering a wide range of topics such as globalization, gender and sexuality and food packaging, this volume provides critical overviews of: * approaches to researching, describing and analyzing English * the position of English as a global language * the use of English in texts, practices and discourses * variation and diversity throughout the English-speaking world. Fully cross-referenced throughout and featuring useful definitions of key terms and concepts, this is an invaluable guide for teachers wishing to check, consolidate or update their knowledge, and is an ideal resource for all students of English Language Studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415401739
(234mm x 156mm x 30mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This lively and accessible collection of essays by leading scholars, some reprinted and others newly commissioned, provides a social and literary overview of the field of children's literature. Designed with the needs of students and teachers in mind, it explores history and genres, current concerns and possible future directions.
Routledge Companion to English Language Studies, Paperback (June 2009)
A guide to the major topics, debates and issues in English Language Studies. Covering a wide range of topics such as globalisation, gender and sexuality and food packaging, it provides critical overviews of: approaches to researching, describing and analysing English; the position of English as a global language; and, the use of English in texts.
Using English, Paperback (December 2006)
Provides an introduction to the study of English for students of language and linguistics. This title examines the way in which the English language is used in different contexts and in many parts of the world, by both native and non-native speakers. It explores the issues of language use in speech and writing, in work and play, and in persuading.
Art of English, Paperback (February 2006)» View all books by Janet Maybin
Provides an examination of ideas about everyday creativity, introducing a variety of approaches to its study. This volume explores an argument that speakers and writers routinely use language creatively, and that there is some continuity between such everyday creativity and literary language. It examines poetic languages, narratives and more.
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Author Biography - Janet Maybin
Janet Maybin is a senior lecturer in Language and Communication at the Open University. She is co-editor of Using English published by Routledge and The Art of English: Everyday Creativity with Joan Swann. Joan Swann is a senior lecturer and director of the Centre for Language and Communication at the Open University. She is co-author of A Dictionary of Sociolinguistics and Introducing Sociolinguistics.
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