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How Language Works by David Crystal

Title How Language Works
Author David Crystal
Publisher Penguin
Release 2007-11-01
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 512
ISBN 110121581X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Steven Pinker meets Bill Bryson in this landmark exploration of language. In the author's own words, "How Language Works is not about music, cookery, or sex. But it is about how we talk about music, cookery, and sex-or, indeed, anything at all." Language is so fundamental to everyday life that we take it for granted. But as David Crystal makes clear in this work of unprecedented scope, language is an extremely powerful tool that defines the human species. Crystal offers general readers a personal tour of the intricate workings of language. He moves effortlessly from big subjects like the origins of languages, how children learn to speak, and how conversation works to subtle but revealing points such as how email differs from both speech and writing in important ways, how language reveals a person's social status, and how we decide whether a word is rude or polite. Broad and deep, but with a light and witty touch, How Language Works is the ultimate layman's guide to how we communicate with one another.

How language works in politics by Williams, Matthew

Title How language works in politics
Author Williams, Matthew
Publisher Policy Press
Release 2018-06-26
Category Political Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1529200210
Language English, Spanish, and French
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There were more colons used in legislation in 2015 than there were words enacted in 1900. Using analysis from machine readings of all legislation enacted between 1900 and 2015, this book discusses the social impact of increasingly elastic legislative language on the contemporary workings of the British constitution. The hot-button debates of our time — from immigration to European integration, to the creeping power of judges — have, at their core, battles over what policy instructions are authoritative. The book encourages readers to connect the dots of British statecraft, and to understand how, exactly, public demands are transferred into laws that are then implemented with greater and lesser degrees of success. Crucially, it shows that vague legislation has a tremendous impact on policy delivery, disproportionately affecting the weakest, in areas including immigration, homelessness and anti-discrimination.

How Language Works by Madelon E. Heatherington

Title How Language Works
Author Madelon E. Heatherington
Publisher
Release 1980
Category Anglais (Langue)
Total Pages 241
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Language in Business Language at Work
Author Erika Darics
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release 2018-01-31
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 343
ISBN 135030798X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Packed with contemporary examples from the business world, this is an exciting and engaging text which explains how language works in business, how to analyse it and how to use it in an informed and creative way. The book is split into three parts, which look at business communication from corporate, management and employee perspectives. Wide-ranging in nature, it explores a variety of topics ranging from stakeholder communication and brand narratives to managing conflict and self-branding. Each chapter contains ample opportunity for readers to put new skills into practice, while case studies act as springboards for further discussion. This is essential reading for students of both language and business-related disciplines, both during and beyond their studies. It is also an indispensable resource for teachers of business communication.

Title Linguistics for Language Teachers
Author Sarah J. Shin
Publisher Routledge
Release 2020-03-25
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 202
ISBN 1134814895
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book is an accessible introduction to linguistics specifically tailored for teachers of second language/bilingual education. It guides teachers stepwise through the components of language, focusing on the areas of linguistics that are most pertinent for teaching. Throughout the book there are opportunities to analyze linguistic data and discuss language-related issues in various educational and social contexts. Readers will be able to identify patterns in actual language use to inform their teaching and help learners advance to the next level. A highly readable account of how language works, this book is an ideal text for teacher education courses.

Language at Work by Helen de Silva Joyce

Title Language at Work
Author Helen de Silva Joyce
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release 2016-02-08
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 296
ISBN 1443888427
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Over recent decades, linguists have used various theoretical frameworks to investigate the language of the workplace and public institutions, and this work continues to expand into new social contexts. This linguistic research has been used for various applied purposes, including the need to improve communication within organisations and with external clients, customers and patients, and to develop communication and language training programs. Language at Work: Analysing Language Use in Work, Education, Medical and Museum Contexts outlines recent linguistic research in a cross-section of institutions – museums, schools, universities, defence, non-government organisations, universities, hospitals and corporations, as well as Asian-based call centres. The chapters will be of interest to students and scholars of linguistics, language teachers, museum curators, trainers, and educators, in addition to the general reader interested in organisational communication.

The Story with Language by Marie Langley

Title The Story with Language
Author Marie Langley
Publisher
Release 2009
Category
Total Pages 52
ISBN 9781877478772
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title An Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Author Janet Holmes
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release 2017-02-10
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 538
ISBN 1317542916
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this best-selling introductory textbook, Janet Holmes and Nick Wilson examine the role of language in a variety of social contexts, considering both how language works and how it can be used to signal and interpret various aspects of social identity. Divided into three sections, this book explains basic sociolinguistic concepts in the light of classic approaches as well as introducing more recent research. This fifth edition has been revised and updated throughout using key concepts and examples to guide the reader through this fascinating area, including: a new chapter on identity that reflects the latest research; a brand new companion website which is fully cross-referenced within this book, and which includes and video and audio materials, interactive activities and links to useful websites; updated and revised examples and exercises which include new material from Tanzania, Wales, Paraguay and Timor-Leste; fully updated further reading and references sections. An Introduction to Sociolinguistics is the essential introductory text for all students of sociolinguistics and a splendid point of reference for students of English language studies, linguistics and applied linguistics.

Title Preparing Teachers to Work with English Language Learners in Mainstream Classrooms
Author Luciana C. de Oliveira
Publisher IAP
Release 2015-01-01
Category Education
Total Pages 209
ISBN 1623969263
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Co-published with TESOL Press There is a growing need for knowledge and practical ideas about the preparation of teachers for English language learners (ELLs), a growing segment of the K-12 population in the United States. This book is for teachers, administrators, and teacher educators looking for innovative ways to prepare teachers for ELLs and will position teachers to empower these students. This volume will appeal mostly to those preparing teachers in contexts that have not have historically had large numbers of ELLs, but have had a high rate of recent growth (e.g., Midwestern U.S.). This work is the combination of teacher preparation and ELL issues. This volume is unique in tackling pre-service and inservice teacher preparation. Additionally, the chapters collectively aim to go beyond merely equipping teachers to meet the needs of ELLs, but to reach a level of effectiveness with the outcome of equity. The book highlights the knowledge, skills, and beliefs of teachers about ELLs. Part I addresses teacher perceptions of, and beliefs about, ELLs and teacher preparation specifically addressing what they should know in terms of students’ perspectives. Chapters attend to the experiences and beliefs of immigrant teachers about their roles, the role of service learning in teacher preparation, and the potential of understanding home literacy practices to change teacher beliefs about ELLs. Part II focuses on skills necessary to teach ELLs—writing skills teachers can draw on to inform their teaching practices, technological skills teachers need to develop, and skills related to focusing on the Common Core State Standards for English language arts and mathematics. Each chapter explicitly addresses implications for teacher education or professional development.

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