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    Working with Texts (Electronic book text) By (author) Ronald Carter

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    Short Description for Working with Texts Working with Texts: A Core Book for Language Analysis provides a basic foundation for understanding aspects of English language crucial in the analysis of text. The major topics covered include writing, the sound system of spoken English, words, sentence grammar and discourse construction.The wide range of texts examined include literary extracts from prose fiction (Jeanette Winterson, Anne Tyler), poetry (D. H. Lawrence, Margaret Atwood), drama (John Godber) and graphic novels (Neil Gaiman), but also a huge diversity of texts from contemporary media: newspaper articles, advertisements (Gap, Kelloggs), political speeches and original authentic materials (chi...
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  • The second edition of "Working with Texts" is a fully revised and updated version of a well-established introductory language textbook. Including a huge range of activities and projects, the book introduces the core areas of language structure and grammar through the analysis of real texts. The second edition includes: a fresh introductory section on how to use the book; new material on differences between spoken and written language, children's language, language and ideology; an updated range of texts, including advertisements, beer mats, horoscopes, newspaper articles, junk mail, comedy sketches, political speeches, letters; more extensions suggesting project work and an answer key to activities; a new concluding section including section which offers further analyses, to help students draw together the different aspects explored throughout the book; updated and annotated further reading and a list of urls for students to visit.