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Title: Grammar and Context
Subtitle: An advanced resource book
Written By: Ann Hewings
Martin Hewings
Series Title: Routledge Applied Linguistics
Description:

Grammar and Context:

* considers how grammatical choices influence and are influenced by the
context in which communication takes place

* examines the interaction of a wide variety of contexts - including
socio-cultural, situational and global influences

* with a range of different types of grammar - functional, pedagogic,
descriptive and prescriptive

* explores grammatical features in a lively variety of communicative
contexts, such as advertising, dinner-table talk, email and political speeches

* gathers together influential readings from key names in the discipline,
including: David Crystal, M.A.K. Halliday, Joanna Thornborrow, Ken Hyland
and Stephen Levey

Written by experienced teachers and researchers in the field, Grammar and
Context is an essential resource for students and researchers of Applied
Linguistics.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415310806
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 320
Prices: U.S. $ 105.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0415310814
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 320
Prices: U.S. $ 29.95