Language as Discourse

Martin McCarthy , Ronald Carter

Editura: Longman
In this book Michael McCarthy and Ronald Carter describe the discoursal properties of language and demonstrate what insights this approach can offer to the student and teacher of language. The authors examine the relationship between complete texts, both spoken and written, and the social and cultural contexts in which they function. They argue that the functions of language are often best understood in a discoursal environment and that exploring language in context compels us to revise commonly-held understandings about the forms and meanings of language. In so doing, the authors argue the need for language teachers, syllabus planners and curriculum organisers to give greater attention to language as discourse.
  • Limba : Engleza
  • Cuprins : General Editor's Preface
    Introduction
    Acknowledgements

    1. Dividing the world of discourse
    1.0 Introduction
    1.1 Speech and writing
    1.2 Frameworks for classifying spoken and written modes
    1.3 Applying and refining frameworks
    1.4 Monologue and dialogue
    1.5 Text typologies
    1.6 Genres
    1.7 Conclusion

    2. Observing and exploiting patterns
    2.0 Introduction
    2.1 Common core patterns of clause relations
    2.2 Teaching suggestions
    2.3 Embedded patterns
    2.4 Openings an closings
    2.5 The developing discourse
    2.6 Thematic development
    2.7 Conclusion

    3. Linking and levels: grammar, lexis and discourse
    3.0 Introduction
    3.1 Grammar and discourse management
    3.2 Tense, aspect and voice
    3.3 Modality
    3.4 Patterns and vocabulary
    3.5 Naturalness

    4. Literature, culture and language as discourse
    4.0 Introduction
    4.1 Conversational analysis: paragmatics and style
    4.2 Analysing narratives
    4.3 Repetition and rhetoric
    4.4 Situati
  • Data Publicarii : 1993
  • Editie : 1
  • Format : Paperback
  • Numar pagini : 248
  • ISBN : 9780582084247
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