Working with Texts

Working with Texts : A Core Introduction to Language Analysis

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Working with Texts is a well established textbook that introduces students to the main principles of language analysis, through contemporary text examples. Covering a wide range of language areas, the book uses an interactive, activity-based approach to support students' understanding of language structure and variety.

The third edition includes: new material on analyzing sound; an updated range of texts, including literary extracts, advertisements, newspaper articles, comic book strips, excerpts from popular comedy sketches, political speeches, telephone discourse, and internet chat; new extension work to support student-directed study; detailed suggestions after each unit for further reading within the Intertext series as a whole; and an updated list of URLs.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 15.24mm | 658g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3rd ed.
  • 37 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0415414245
  • 9780415414241
  • 263,613

Table of contents

1. Signs 2. Sounds 3. Words and Things 4. Sentences and Structure 5. Text and Context: Written Discourse 6. Text and Context: Spoken Discourse 7. Applications
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Review quote

'A most flexible book... an invaluable resource both for the quality and presentation of its source material and for the clarity and economy of its writing.' - Renee Stanton, The English and Media Magazine

'[This] book, through which a range of insights are made eminently accessible, without condescention... give[s] the serious student not only a wide range of knowledge, but also a high degree of communicative competence.' - Jean-Pierre can Noppen, Linguistics and Poetics Journal

"This is an excellent introductory textbook, ideal for beginner students of
language studies since it works as an introduction, and is informative,
challenging, engaging and entertaining." -- Vilelmini Sosoni, Linguist List
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