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The Language of Sport By Adrian Beard

The Language of Sport by Adrian Beard

Condition - Very Good
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This accessible textbook is unique in offering students hands-on, practical experience of textual analysis focused on the language of sport. It combines activities with texts, accompanied by commentaries and further activity suggestions.

The Language of Sport Summary

The Language of Sport by Adrian Beard

The Language of Sport:
* looks in detail at the language of sports-talk including commentary and 'new sportswriting'
* explores linguistic representation of related issues such as gender, national/regional identity
* examines the way sport sells itself as an agent of social cohesion and as a way to sell other products
* includes BBC, ITV and radio transcripts of such sporting events as Euro '96

The Language of Sport Reviews

'Beard's book is a welcome addition not only to A-Level English Language courses, at which it is aimed, but also to the literature concerned with mediated sport. The book is clearly written, and is conveniently structured into 'units.' - Culture, Sport and Society

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The Language of Sport by Adrian Beard
Used - Very Good
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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