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The 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 Details

ISBN: 9780415401739
ISBN-10: 0415401739
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 30mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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