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Title: Working with Texts
Subtitle: A Core Introduction to Language Analysis, Third Edition
Written By: Ronald Carter
Angela Goddard
Danuta Reah
Keith Sanger
Series Title: Intertext
Description:

Note: This is the third edition of a previously announced book.

Working with Texts: A core introduction to language analysis is a well
established textbook that introduces students to the main principles of
language analysis, through contemporary text examples. Covering a wide
range of language areas, the book uses an interactive, activity-based
approach to support students' understanding of language structure and variety.

The third edition includes: new material on analyzing sound; an updated
range of texts, including literary extracts, advertisements, newspaper
articles, comic book strips, excerpts from popular comedy sketches,
political speeches, telephone discourse and internet chat; new extension
work to support student-directed study; detailed suggestions after each
unit for further reading within the Intertext series as a whole; and an
updated list of URLs.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Phonetics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415414210
ISBN-13: 9780415414210
Pages: 266
Prices: U.S. $ 120.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0415414245
ISBN-13: 9780415414241
Pages: 266
Prices: U.S. $ 30.95