Working with texts : a core introduction to language analysis / Ronald Carter ... [et al.]. - 2nd ed. - London ; New York : Routledge, c2001. - xviii, 342 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. - Intertext. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-326) and indexes.

Unit one: Signs and sounds: Aims of this unit; Contents; Texts used include; Signs: What is a sign?; As simple as ABC; Where it's @; From speech to writing; Space-shifting; Who's in the picture; Sounds: A sounds alphabet; Speech production and description: consonants; It's not what you say, it's the way that you say it; Sound symbolism; Speech production and description: vowels; Answers to activities. Unit two: Words and things, Aims of this unit; Contents; Texts used include; What are words made of?; Words and Meanings: Lexical ambiguity: say what you mean, or mean what you say?; Metaphor: life's a beach, and then you fry; Idiomatic language: flogging dead crocodiles and keeping your feet under water; Computer analysis of words; Denotation and connotation: what are words worth?; Words and Histories: Got any spare words?; Words mean what I want them to mean; Get your new words here! Creating new words; Answers to activity; Commentaries on activities. Unit three: Sentences and structures, Aims of this unit; Contents; Texts used include; Nouns and Patterns: Pronouns and patterns; Verbs and Patterns: Modals and modality; Sentences and Patterns: Actives, passives and meanings; Computers, passives and meanings; Answer and commentary on activity. Unit four: Text and context: written discourse, Aims of this unit; Contents; Texts used include; Make and Mend; Tracing the Patterns: Lexical cohesion; Grammatical cohesion; Information structure; The Textile Industry; Answers to activities. Unit five: Text and context: spoken discourse, Aims of this unit; Contents; Texts used include; Speech Events; Storytelling: Spoken versus written; Labov's narrative categories; Speeches; Conversation: 'Real' talk - what is it like?; Conversational maxims; Sequencing in conversation; CMC; Some guidelines on collecting speech; Some guidelines on collecting CMC; Some guidelines on transcription; The Representation of Talk: Genderised talk: real and represented; The representation of region, social class and ethnicity; Answer to activity; Commentaries on activities. Unit six: Application, Aims of this unit. Further reading; References; List of URLs; Index of terms; Index of main texts. Table of contents

Recoge: Signos y sonidos; Palabras y cosas; Enunciados y estructuras; Texto y contexto: discurso escrito, discurso hablado.



0415234646 (cloth : alk. paper) 0415234654 (pbk. : alk. paper) 9780415234641

00065292


Language and languages--Problems, exercises, etc.
Written communication--Problems, exercises, etc.
English language--Written English--Problems, exercises, etc.

P107 / .W67 2001

401.5'078 / WOR 2001

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