Language As Discourse

Author: Michael Mccarthy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317896726
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Language As Discourse from the Author: Michael Mccarthy. In this book Michael McCarthy and Ronald Carter describe the discoursal properties of language and demonstrate what insights this approach can offer to the student and teacher of language. The authors examine the relationship between complete texts, both spoken and written, and the social and cultural contexts in which they function. They argue that the functions of language are often best understood in a discoursal environment and that exploring language in context compels us to revise commonly-held understandings about the forms and meanings of language. In so doing, the authors argue the need for language teachers, syllabus planners and curriculum organisers to give greater attention to language as discourse.

Language Discourse And Translation In The West And Middle East

Author: Robert De Beaugrande
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027216045
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Language Discourse And Translation In The West And Middle East from the Author: Robert De Beaugrande. The papers collected in this volume are a selection of papers presented at a conference on Language and Translation (Irbid, Jordan, 1992). In their revised form, they offer comparisons between Western and Arabic language usage and transfer. The articles bring together linguistic and cultural aspects in translation in a functional discourse framework set out in Part One: Theory, Culture, Ideology. Part Two addresses aspects for comparisons among translations and their cultural contexts (equivalence, stylistics and paragraphing). Part Three features Arabic-English language contact, specifically in technical writing, the media and academia. Part Four deals with problems in lexicography and grammar: terminology, verb-particle combinations and semantic diversity of radical-doubling forms and includes a proposal for a new approach to English/Arabic dictionaries. Part Five turns to issues of interest to language teachers with practical proposals and demonstrations. Part Six deals with geopolitical factors linking the West and Middle East, focusing on equality in communication and exchange of information.

Gender Language And Discourse

Author: Ann Weatherall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134701934
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Gender Language And Discourse from the Author: Ann Weatherall. Is language sexist? Do women and men speak different languages? Gender, Language and Discourse uniquely examines the contribution that psychological research - in particular, discursive psychology - has made to answering these questions. Until now, books on gender and language have tended to be from the sociolinguistic perspective and have focused on one of two issues - sexism in language or gender differences in speech. This book considers both issues and develops the idea that they shouldn't be viewed as mutually exclusive endeavours but rather as part of the same process - the social construction of gender. Ann Weatherall highlights the fresh insights that a social constructionist approach has made to these debates, and presents recent theoretical developments and empirical work in discursive psychology relevant to gender and language. Gender, Language and Discourse provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of the gender and language field from a psychological perspective. It will be invaluable to students and researchers in social psychology, cultural studies, education, linguistic anthropology and women's studies.

Subjectivity In Language And Discourse

Author: Nicole Baumgarten
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004261923
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Subjectivity In Language And Discourse from the Author: Nicole Baumgarten. Deals with the linguistic encoding and discursive construction of subjectivity across languages and registers. This title covers numerous languages, academic and professional registers, spoken and written discourse, diverse communities of practice, speaker and interaction types, native and non-native language use, and Lingua Franca communication.

Semantics And Pragmatics

Author: Katarzyna Jaszczolt
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780582418905
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Semantics And Pragmatics from the Author: Katarzyna Jaszczolt. Semantics is a core topic on the majority of undergraduate linguistic degree courses: it is the study of meaning in language, both in terms of definition and the way meanings are conveyed and vary within everyday situations. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to approaches to meaning and presents the most popular and successful theories in a way that makes them accessible for undergraduates. It also explores how the boundry between semantics and pragmatics may be drawn and sums up a coherent picture of meaning in language system and in language use.

Managing Language

Author: Francesca Bargiela
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027282668
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Managing Language from the Author: Francesca Bargiela. The book attempts to answer the question: what do managers in multinational companies really do during meetings? Following fieldwork in three corporations in Britain and Italy, the picture that emerges is one that challenges the widespread understanding of meetings as boring, routine events in the life of an organisation. As the recordings analysed in the book show, organisational meanings and relations come into existence through verbal interaction; these are challenged and manipulated in a constant process of sense-making in search of coherence which engages managers in their daily work life. The pragmatics of pronominalisation, metaphors and discourse markers, as well as thematic development, reveal the dynamics of sense-making in both English and Italian. The ‘native’ perspective adopted in Part One of the book is complemented , in Part Two, by a contrastive study of the structural and pragmatic properties of meetings in the corporate and cultural contexts of the British and Italian multinationals, respectively. Finally, the intercultural dimension of corporate communication is vividly portrayed in the experience of managers of an Anglo-Italian joint venture examined in the concluding chapter.

Genetically Modified Language

Author: Guy Cook
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415314674
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Genetically Modified Language from the Author: Guy Cook. Written in a clear, accessible style and drawing on illustrative examples, 'Genetically Modified Language' is an insightful look at the arguments for and against GM crops. The author analyses the language used and assesses its effect on public opinion.

Language Education And Discourse

Author: Joseph Foley
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826488015
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Language Education And Discourse from the Author: Joseph Foley. This collection of essays by leading functional linguists presents the latest perspectives on language and discourse in educational settings. The book questions the idea of 'discourse' to reveal that the social processes of learning are imbued with the ideologies of the society and education system within which learning takes place. The contributors take into account the historical and cross-cultural perspectives of both classroom practices and the student's own awareness of the ideological meanings of language activities. Language, Education and Discourse is divided into two sections. Part one covers early childhood and the growing development of a language system from the basic semiotic system of the infant. This is followed by an analysis of the beginnings of literacy in kindergarten, the introduction to writing in primary school and the ideological content of reading material. Part two furthers this analysis by looking at discourse in secondary and tertiary education. The contributors pose questions about the role and importance of teaching grammar in the school system, and finally examine how to refine the discourse of education. This book will be useful to academics interested in the latest functional perspectives on language as it is used in education. >

Language Discourse And Borders In The Yugoslav Successor States

Author: Birgitta Busch
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853597329
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Language Discourse And Borders In The Yugoslav Successor States from the Author: Birgitta Busch. Do languages cause borders or do borders cause languages? This volume in the Current Issues in Language and Society series attempts to situate the debate on language policies in Southeastern Europe within the larger debate in social sciences and humanities on the issues of borders and the formation of national identities.