Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of language study and are one-stop resources for students. Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings - all in the same volume. The innovative and flexible 'two-dimensional' structure is built around four sections - introduction, development, exploration and extension - which offer self-contained stages for study. Each topic can also be read across these sections, enabling the reader to build gradually on the knowledge gained. The English Language: is the foundational book in the Routledge English Language Introductions series and offers a grounding to all the titles featured in the series gives comprehensive coverage of the key aspects of the English language (such as meaning and structure), as well as providing an introduction to key disciplines of linguistics (historical, social and psycholinguistics) and also key areas in language study (such as language acquisition, standardisation and the globalisation of English). uses a wide variety of real texts that include: transcripts from radio talk shows, poetry, political speeches by George W.
Bush, newspaper headlines, and excerpts from novels including 'Alien' provides classic readings by the key names in the discipline including John Sinclair, Andy Kirkpatrick, Joan Cutting, Zoltan Dornyei and Guy Cook is accompanied by a supporting series website Witten by two experienced teachers and authors, this accessible textbook is an essential resource for all students of English language and linguistics.
Table of Contents
Section A: Introduction 1. Phonetics and Phonology 2. Morphology and Lexicology 3. Semantics and Pragmatics 4. Grammatical Parts 5. Text and Discourse 6. Early Language Acquisition 7. Psycholinguistics 8. History of English 9. Sociolinguistics 10. World Englishes 11. Stylistics 12. Methodological Paradigms 13. Language Theories Section B. Development: Aspects of English 1. Consonants and Vowels 2. Lexical Semantics 3. Pragmatic Principles 4. Syntax 5. Conversation 6. Literacy 7. Schemas 8. Standardisation 9. Language attitudes 10. Codification 11. Stylistic Analysis 12. Techniques and Ethics 13. Language and Thought Section C. Exploration: Investigating English Language 1. Performing Accents 2. Word Plays 3. Doing Politeness 4. Syntactic Effects 5. Texts in Action 6. Learning to Read 7. Exploring the Mind 8. Corrections 9. Identify Yourself 10. Influencing Language 11. Exploring Literature 12. Collecting Data 13. Theory into Practice D. Extension: Linguistic Readings 1. Glottalisation in Cardiff (Collins and Mees) 2. The Search for Units of Meaning (Sinclair) 3. The Speech Acts of the In-Group (Cutting) 4. Prefabricated Expressions in Spoken Language (Cheshire) 5. Advertising Discourse (Cook) 6. Socialisation and Grammatical Development (Ochs and Schieffelin) 7. Promoting Perception (Field) 8. Lexical Change (Smith) 9. Social Relationships and Social Practices (Milroy and Gordon) 10. The Development of World Englishes (Kirkpatrick) 11. Transitivity as Point of View (Simpson) 12. Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Research (Dornyei) 13. Researching 'Real' language (Carter and Sealey)
Louise Mullany is Associate Professor in Sociolinguistics in the School of English Studies at the University of Nottingham. Peter Stockwell is Professor of Literary Linguistics at the University of Nottingham. He is the editor of the Routledge English Language Introductions series.