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Major Themes in English Studies


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Major Themes in English Studies includes collections on some influntial areas within English Studies, playing particular interest to the role of language. Titles within the series include a collection on Language and Gender as well as Language and Politics. Language, arguably, is one of the most crucial areas of study within English Studies and titles within this series cover some of the most important uses of language - such as advertising.

All collections within this series include a comprehensive new introduction, written by the editor and discuss key themes, placing research in historical and social context.

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Language and Politics

Language and Politics

1st Edition

John Joseph
June 24, 2010

The intrinsic link between language and politics has long been recognized (for example, Aristotle wrote ‘… that man is more of a political animal than bees or any other gregarious animals is evident. Nature, as we often say, makes nothing in vain, and man is the only animal whom she has endowed...

Language and Gender

Language and Gender

1st Edition

Susan Ehrlich
November 30, 2007

This landmark four-volume collection traces the development of language and gender from its original associations with second-wave feminism to its more recent alignment with postmodern approaches to feminism. Language and Gender is fully indexed and has a comprehensive introduction, newly...

The Language of Advertising: Major Themes in English Studies

The Language of Advertising: Major Themes in English Studies

1st Edition

Guy Cook
October 30, 2007

Advertising is one of the most prominent, powerful, and ubiquitous contemporary uses of language. Its seductive and controversial quality has attracted consistent and intense attention across a range of academic disciplines including linguistics, media studies, politics, semiotics, and sociology....

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