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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Language of Speech and Writing
Written By: Ronald Carter
Sandra Cornbleet
Description:

This accessible satellite textbook in the Routledge
Intertext series is unique in offering students hands-on practical experience of textual analysis focused on speech and writing. Written in a clear, user-friendly style, it combines practical activities with texts, accompanied by commentaries and suggestions for further study. It can be used individually or in conjunction with the series core textbook Working with Texts. Designed for beginning undergraduate students, this book analyzes the processes involved in writing and speaking; highlights the differences between these two modes of communication; explores written texts, including legal documents, literary discourse, recipes, instruction manuals; explores spoken texts, including telephone conversations, interviews, television programs, intimate talk; explores mixed-mode texts, including email, advertisements, election publicity, written conversations, non-interactive speech; compares and contrasts spoken and written texts on the same topics.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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ISBN: 0415231671
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Pages: 120
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