Language and Power: A Resource Book for Students (Routledge English Language Introductions)

Language and Power: A Resource Book for Students (Routledge English Language Introductions)

Paul Simpson, Andrea Mayr


Routledge English Language Introductions hide middle components of language examine and are one-stop assets for students.

Assuming no past wisdom, books within the sequence supply an obtainable evaluate of the topic, with actions, examine questions, pattern analyses, commentaries and key readings – all within the similar quantity. The cutting edge and versatile ‘two-dimensional’ constitution is equipped round 4 sections – advent, improvement, exploration and extension – which provide self-contained phases for research. each one subject is usually learn throughout those sections, permitting the reader to construct steadily at the wisdom gained.

Language and Power:

  • offers a finished survey of the ways that language intersects and connects with the social, cultural and political facets of power,
  • provides a finished advent to the historical past of the sphere, and covers all of the significant techniques, theoretical techniques and strategies of study during this very important and constructing region of educational study;
  • covers all of the ‘traditional’ subject matters, resembling race, gender and institutional energy, but in addition accommodates more moderen fabric from forensic discourse research, the discourse of recent capitalism and the research of humour as power;
  • includes readings from works by way of seminal figures within the box, equivalent to Roger Fowler, Deborah Cameron and Teun van Dijk;
  • uses actual texts and examples all through, together with ads from cosmetics businesses; newspaper articles and headlines; web content and web media; and spoken dialogues similar to a transcription from the Obama and McCain presidential debate;
  • is followed through a helping website that goals to problem scholars at a extra complicated point and features a entire four-unit bankruptcy such as actions, a reading and feedback for additional work.

Language and Power should be crucial examining for college students learning English language and linguistics.

Paul Simpson is Professor of English Language within the college of English at Queen’s collage Belfast, united kingdom, the place he teaches and researches in stylistics, severe linguistics and comparable fields of study.

Andrea Mayr is Lecturer in glossy English Language and Linguistics at Queen’s college Belfast, united kingdom, the place she teaches and researches in media discourse and in multimodal serious discourse analysis.

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