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Studying the English Language By Robert J. Penhallurick

Studying the English Language
by Robert J. Penhallurick

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This introduction to the English language and its use is organized into 15 thematic chapters. How do accents affect our identity? What do slips of the tongue reveal about language? This book answers these and other questions, while also providing a guide to relevant linguistic theory and research.
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Studying the English Language by Robert J. Penhallurick

This is a introduction to the English language and its use, organised into 15 thematic chapters, each of which can be read at one sitting. How do dialects and accents affect our identity? Do men and women speak English differently? What do slips of the tongue reveal about language? Where did English come from? This book answers these questions and many more, at the same time providing a simple guide to relevant linguistic theory and research.

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About Robert J. Penhallurick


ROB PENHALLURICK is Head of English at the University of Wales, Swansea.

Table of Contents


List of Figures - Acknowledgements - Preface - Space: The Diversity of English - Time: The History and Pre-History of English - Contact: The Case of Middle English - Signs: The Semiotic View of Language - Strange Orchestras: The Underlying Structure of Languages - Myth: Language and Reality - Sex: Language and Gender - Tyranny: The Oppressiveness of Language and what to do about it - Telling Stories: The Structure of Discourse in English - What's in a Norm? The Nature of Standard English - Language with Attitude: Dialect, Accent and Identity - Fixing: Language Planning and Regulation - Slippage: Slips of the Tongue and other Blunders - Communication Breakdown: Modelling what happens when we Communicate - The Nature of Language: Linguistic Theory and the Question of Origins - Bibliography - Index

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GOR003155655
Studying the English Language by Robert J. Penhallurick
Robert J. Penhallurick
Used - Good
Paperback
Palgrave Macmillan
2003-09-09
264
0333727401
9780333727409
N/A
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