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Working With Texts

Author : Maggie Bowring
ISBN : 9781134758272
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Working with Texts: A Core Book for Language Analysis provides a basic foundation for understanding aspects of English language crucial in the analysis of text. The major topics covered include writing, the sound system of spoken English, words, sentence grammar and discourse construction. The wide range of texts examined include literary extracts from prose fiction (Jeanette Winterson, Anne Tyler), poetry (D. H. Lawrence, Margaret Atwood), drama (John Godber) and graphic novels (Neil Gaiman), but also a huge diversity of texts from contemporary media: newspaper articles, advertisements (Gap, Kelloggs), political speeches and original authentic materials (children's writing, signs, everyday conversation). Student-friendly features include: * Activities showing how language works in texts and their contexts * Commentaries which follow each activity, highlighting main points of language use * Wide coverage of different genres: literary texts, notes, memos, signs, advertisements, leaflets, speeches, conversation * Suggestions for further reading and additional self-study exercises * Key words highlighted and a full index of terms Ideal for introductory courses to English Language and Literature and Linguistics. Also of interest to students of media and communication studies.

Working With Texts

Author : Ronald Carter
ISBN : 0415414245
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The core textbook in the popular Intertext series, Working with Texts introduces students to the main principles of language analysis, through real text examples. Featuring a wealth of contemporary examples of English in use, the book is supported by clear and accessible explication and commentary.

Working On Texts

Author : Enrico Terrinoni
ISBN : 9781612331065
Genre : Literary Criticism
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If reading is inevitably always an experiment, reading literary masterpieces gains one access to a linguistic and semiotic universe that baffles hermeneutic authority, as well as any attempt to propose definitive interpretations. What is good about reading is that it is simultaneously a statement of subjectivity and recognition of the other as a different interpreter of the same signs. Every reading is therefore always provisional. Working on Texts provides some old and new readings of famous literary masterpieces by authors such as John Donne, S.T. Coleridge, Walt Whitman, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, and Seamus Heaney.

On Track

Author : Janne Schill
ISBN : 0864623518
Genre : Creative writing
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On Track: Working with Texts offers a stimulating, clearly set out and practical approach to building language and writing skills for junior secondary students. It is modelled on the successful senior secondary text On Purpose, which examines language, purpose and context. Key features: very wide range of source material, easy-to-follow units that move through a '4E' process-Explanation, Example, related Exercises and Extension exercise, annotated examples, including multimedia texts, chapters arranged according to the most common texts used and encountered by junior secondary students, many texts relate to popular topics relevant to the target audience, such as fantasy, music, sport and friendship, the concept of register is introduced and reinforced across the chapters, along with a reiteration of the main purposes for using language-to inform, to instruct, to persuade, to argue, to create and to entertain. Contents 1 Using language for a purpose 2 Stories 3 Poems 4 Descriptions 5 Diaries 6 Letters 7 Graphics 8 News reports 9 Feature articles 10 Interviews 11 Reviews 12 Advertisements 13 Speeches 14 Instructions 15 Reports 16 Paragraphs and essays.

How Texts Work

Author : Adrian Beard
ISBN : 9781134448609
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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How Texts Work: explores the ways in which we categorize texts reveals the limitations of some of the polarisations we use to categorize texts analyzes a wide variety of texts from a range of genres and periods, from Ibsen's A Doll's House to an 18-30s brochure, Internet chatrooms and George Bush's September 11 speech offers a step-by-step guide to approaching texts and structuring a response can be used as both a course stimulus and a revision tool. Written by an experienced teacher, author and AS and A2 level examiner, How Texts Work is an essential resource for all students of AS and A2 level English Language, English Literature, and English Language and Literature.

Incorporating Texts Into Institutional Ethnographies

Author : Dorothy E. Smith
ISBN : 9781442667099
Genre : Education
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In Incorporating Texts into Institutional Ethnographies, Dorothy E. Smith and Susan Marie Turner present a selection of essays highlighting perhaps the single most distinctive feature of the sociological approach known as Institutional Ethnography (IE) – the ethnographic investigation of how texts coordinate and organize people’s activities across space and time. The chapters, written by scholars who are relatively new to IE as well as IE veterans, illustrate the wide variety of ways in which IE investigations can be done, as well as the breadth of topics IE has been used to study. Both a collection of examples that can be used in teaching and research project design and an excellent introduction to IE methods and techniques, Incorporating Texts into Institutional Ethnographies is an essential contribution to the subject.

Working With Texts

Author : María Nieves Pastor Caparrós
ISBN : 8484255271
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Working With Specialized Language

Author : Lynne Bowker
ISBN : 9781134560677
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Working with Specialized Language: a practical guide to using corpora introduces the principles of using corpora when studying specialized language. The resources and techniques used to investigate general language cannot be easily adopted for specialized investigations. This book is designed for users of language for special purposes (LSP). Providing guidelines and practical advice, it enables LSP users to design, build and exploit corpus resources that meet their specialized language needs. Highly practical and accessible, the book includes exercises, a glossary and an appendix describing relevant resources and corpus-analysis software. Working with Specialized Language is ideal for translators, technical writers and subject specialists who are interested in exploring the potential of a corpus-based approach to teaching and learning LSP.

Lsp Translation Scenarios

Author : Heidrun Gerzymisch-Arbogast
ISBN : 9783837024005
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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MuTra Journal is an international forum for innovative thought in translation and interpreting (T&I). It is an off-spring of the EU-sponsored Marie Curie high-level scientific MuTra Conference Series 2005 2007 and publishes original studies on multidimensional translation phenomena, problems, concepts and methodologies. Its aim is to promote a shared ground in all forms of translation and interpreting, including audiodescription, subtitling and discourse interpreting and to provide an economical, quickly accessible and high-quality resource. MuTra Journal will appear in thematic volumes. It is peer-reviewed and available in printed and on-line form. To ensure a wide readership it is published exclusively in English. Our foremost attention is on quality of thought, scholarly methodology of research and academic writing."

Working With Walter Benjamin Recovering A Political Philosophy

Author : Andrew Benjamin
ISBN : 9780748691609
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book provides a highly original approach to the writings of the twentieth-century German philosopher Walter Benjamin by one of his most distinguished readers. It develops the idea of "e;working with"e; Benjamin, seeking both to read his corpus and to put it to work - to show how a reading of Benjamin can open up issues that may not themselves be immediately at stake in his texts. The defining elements in Benjamin's writings that Andrew Benjamin isolates - history, experience, translation, technical reproducibility and politics - are put to work; that is, their utility is established in engaging the works of others. The question is how utility is understood. As Andrew Benjamin argues, utility involves demonstrating the different ways in which Benjamin is a central thinker within the project of understanding the nature of modernity. This is best achieved by noting connections and points of differentiation between his work and the writings of Adorno and Heidegger. However, the more demanding project is that 'working with' Benjamin necessitates deploying the implicit assumptions within his writings as well as demanding of his formulations more than is provided by their initial presentation. What is at stake is not the application of Benjamin's thought. Rather what counts is its use. Working with Benjamin engages with the themes central to Benjamin's work with deftness, daring and critical insight while at the same time situating those themes within current academic and cultural debates.

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