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About the Series

The series consists of a foundation text, Working With Texts: A Core Introduction to Language Analysis, which looks at language aspects essential for the analysis of texts, and a range of satellite texts. These apply aspects of language to a particular topic area in more detail. They complement the core text and can also be used alone, providing the user has the foundation skills provided by the core text.
Benefits of using this series:
* Unique - written by a team of respected teachers and practitioners whose ideas and activities have also been trialled independently
* Multi-disciplinary - provides a foundation for the analysis of texts, supporting students who want to achieve a detailed focus on language
* Accessible - no previous knowledge of language analysis is assumed
* Comprehensive - wide coverage of different genres: literary texts, notes, memos, signs, advertisements, leaflets, speeches, conversation
* Student-friendly - contains suggestions for further reading; activities relating to texts studied; commentaries after activities; key terms highlighted and an index of terms
This accessible series, written by an outstanding team of authors, experienced in language teaching, curriculum development, examining and writing, provides ideas and activities arising from experience and practice. Each title has multi-disciplinary appeal but will be particularly useful to A-Level students and teachers and to undergraduates of English Language, Linguistics or English Literature. They will also be of interest to teachers and students of EFL and ESL language courses.
Foundation coursebook:
Working With Texts: A Core Book for Language Analysis, Ronald Carter, Angela Goddard, Maggie Bowring, Danuta Reah, Keith Sanger
Satellite titles:
The Language of Advertising Angela Goddard, The Language of Fiction Keith Sanger, The Language of Humour Alison Ross, The Language of Newspapers Danuta Reah, The Language of Poetry John McRae, The Language of Sport Adrian Beard.

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The Language of Poetry

The Language of Poetry

1st Edition

John McRae
February 26, 1998

The Language of Poetry:* develops the student's ability to read and evaluate poetic texts of many kinds* includes activities, commentaries and extensions to each extract* covers a variety of poetic language, ranging from songs, advertisements and spoken language to the more traditional forms of the...

The Language of Sport

The Language of Sport

1st Edition

Adrian Beard
February 26, 1998

The Language of Sport:* looks in detail at the language of sports-talk including commentary and 'new sportswriting'* explores linguistic representation of related issues such as gender, national/regional identity* examines the way sport sells itself as an agent of social cohesion and as a way to ...

The Language of ICT Information and Communication Technology

The Language of ICT: Information and Communication Technology

1st Edition

Tim Shortis
November 09, 2000

The Language of ICT:* explores the nature of the electronic word and presents the new types of text in which it is found* examines the impact of the rapid technological change we are living through* analyses different texts, including email and answerphone messages, webpages, faxes, computer games ...

Language and Technology

Language and Technology

1st Edition

Angela Goddard, Beverly Geesin
May 06, 2011

The INTERTEXT series has been specifically designed to meet the needs of contemporary English Language Studies. Working with Texts: A core introduction to language analysis (third edition, 2007) is the foundation text which is complemented by a range of ‘satellite’ titles. These provide students ...

The Language of Drama

The Language of Drama

1st Edition

Keith Sanger
September 14, 2000

The Language of Drama* applies contemporary linguistic research to a wide range of plays, soap operas and screenplays, ranging from Shakespeare to Stoppard, Coronation Street to The Archers * is written in a clear, user-friendly style by a practising teacher * is illustrated throughout with ...

The Language of Politics

The Language of Politics

1st Edition

Adrian Beard
September 09, 1999

The Language of Politics:* examines how both politicians and commentators describe political stances* explores some of the most common linguistic features to be found in political speeches* analyses electioneering through various written texts including manifestos, posters and pamphlets* looks at ...

The Language of Humour

The Language of Humour

1st Edition

Alison Ross
February 26, 1998

The Language of Humour:* examines the importance of the social context for humour* explores the issue of gender and humour in areas such as the New Lad culture in comedy and stand-up comedy* includes comic transcripts from TV sketches such as Clive Anderson and Peter Cook...

Language and Gender

Language and Gender

2nd Edition

Angela Goddard, Lindsey Mean
November 25, 2008

Aimed at A-Level and beginning undergraduate students, Language and Gender: explores the relationship between language and our ideas about men and women challenges commonly expressed views on the subject of language and gender highlights the individual's role in the expression of gender ...

The Language of Conversation

The Language of Conversation

1st Edition

Francesca Pridham
February 15, 2001

This accessible satellite textbook in the Routledge Intertext series offers students hands-on practical experience of textual analysis of conversation. Written in a clear, user-friendly style by an experienced teacher, it combines practical activities with texts, accompanied by commentaries and ...

The Language of Speech and Writing

The Language of Speech and Writing

1st Edition

Sandra Cornbleet, Ronald Carter
June 07, 2001

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

The Language of Advertising Written Texts

The Language of Advertising: Written Texts

1st Edition

Angela Goddard
April 11, 2002

The Intertext series has been specifically designed to meet the needs of contemporary English Language Studies. The core book, Working with Texts, is the foundation text which provides an introduction to language analysis. It is complemented by a range of 'satellite' titles which provide students ...

Working with Texts A Core Introduction to Language Analysis

Working with Texts: A Core Introduction to Language Analysis

1st Edition

Ronald Carter, Angela Goddard, Danuta Reah, Keith Sanger, Nikki Swift, Adrian Beard
December 13, 2007

Working with Texts 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 ...

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