LINGUIST List 12.1405

Tue May 22 2001

Books: Textbook

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  1. Sean Hanrahan, Textbook: the Language of Speech and Writing, by Ronald Carter and Sandra Cornbleet

Message 1: Textbook: the Language of Speech and Writing, by Ronald Carter and Sandra Cornbleet

Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 14:59:27 -0400
From: Sean Hanrahan <>
Subject: Textbook: the Language of Speech and Writing, by Ronald Carter and Sandra Cornbleet

Ronald Carter, University of Nottingham, and Sandra
Cornbleet, University of Nottingham, THE LANGUAGE

"A clear and readable introduction, with modern, wide-ranging
and thorough examples...Academically rigorous and
-Margaret Walker, Chief Examiner for English Literature A

"Not only does this book offer a balanced and thorough
account of the formal and functional differences between
speech and writing, it does so in a way that makes it a
lively and accessible introductory textbook for the
beginning student of English language studies."
-Paul Simpson, Queen's University, Belfast

This accessible satellite textbook in the Routledge Intertext
series is unique in offering students a hands-on 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. Intertext series.

Routledge August 2001 144 pp 15 illus
PB 0 415 23167 1 $16.95 �9.99

Unit 1 Introduction to the Book
Unit 2 What Does It Mean to Speak and Write?
Unit 3 The Language of Writing
Unit 4 The Language of Speaking
Unit 5 The Relationship Between Speech and Writing
Unit 6 Where Boundaries Range
Index of Terms
References and Further Reading

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