Studying language:English in action


This book introduces key ideas and current critical debates about how English functions within its social and cultural contexts, and provides practical examples and guidance on how to approach further work in these areas. It introduces core topics of language study; language variation, pragmatics, stylistics, critical discourse analysis, language and gender and language and education. Each chapter includes case studies providing worked analysis of sample texts, suggestions for further project work and an annotated further reading section.

Divisions: Languages & Social Sciences > English
Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture (CCISC)
Languages & Social Sciences
Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Language Research at Aston (CLaRA)
Additional Information: Clark, Urszula I.L., Studying language: English in action, 2007, Palgrave Macmillan, reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan. This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive version of this piece may be found in Studying Language by Urszula Clark which can be purchased from
Uncontrolled Keywords: English,social context,cultural context,language study,language variation,pragmatics,stylistics,critical discourse analysis,language,gender,education,case study
ISBN: 9781403922083
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PURE Output Type: Book
Published Date: 2007-01-16
Authors: Clark, Urszula I.L. ( 0000-0002-3337-379X)



Version: Accepted Version

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