Language in Use: A Reader

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-08-19
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Language in Use is the definitive reader for introductory students of English language and linguistics.

Author Biography

Patrick Griffiths has taught at the University of York and York St John University in the UK, and internationally at the University of the South Pacific and Beppu University, Japan. Andrew John Merrison has taught at the Universities of Durham, Edinburgh and York, and at Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh. He is currently a senior lecturer in linguistics at York St John University. Aillen Bloomer has taught linguistics and applied linguistics at York St John University where she now holds the title of Fellow. She has also taught in Warwick, Sweden, Germany, Vietnan and China.

Table of Contents

List of figuresp. ix
List of tablesp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Read me (before you read anything else in this Reader)p. xvii
Bookmapsp. xxiii
Transcription conventionsp. xxvii
Prologuep. xxxi
Language and Interactionp. 1
Partmapsp. 2
Language and Interactionp. 4
On the Preferences for Agreement and Contiguity in Sequences in Conversationp. 8
Grice's Cooperative Principle: Meaning and Rationalityp. 23
Language-in-Use: a Clarkian Perspectivep. 37
How Not to Strike it Rich: Semantics, Pragmatics, and Semiotics of a Massachusetts Lottery Game Cardp. 47
Impolitenessp. 59
Reality Orientation in Institutions for the Elderly: the Perspective from Interactional Sociolinguisticsp. 69
University Students Resisting Academic Identityp. 82
Language Systemsp. 99
Partmapsp. 100
Language Systemsp. 102
Productivity and the Mental Lexiconp. 106
Dominic Watt Regional Accent Variationp. 115
Language in a Social Perspectivep. 128
Constructing Sign Sentencesp. 140
Giving a History to Englishp. 147
Metaphor and Relevancep. 157
Travels with Auntiep. 168
Language and Societyp. 177
Partmapsp. 178
Language and Societyp. 180
Acts of Identityp. 183
Bilingualism at School: Effect on the Acquisition of Literacyp. 190
An English Family of Languages?p. 200
Language Education and Foreign Relations in Vietnamp. 211
Why Protect Heritage Sign Languages?p. 227
Language and Discoursep. 234
How British Men and Women Swearp. 242
Language and Mindp. 257
Partmapsp. 258
Language and Mindp. 260
How We Know What We Know about Brain Organization for Languagep. 263
Producing Sense with Nonsense Syllables: Turn and Sequence in Conversations with a Man with Severe Aphasiap. 272
Language Acquisition: How Do They Do It?p. 286
Farrar Negative Evidence and Grammatical Morpheme Acquisitionp. 295
Learning versus Growthp. 313
Language Learning and Innateness: Some Implications of Compounds Researchp. 323
The Semiotic Landscapep. 344
Read My Lips: Asymmetries in the Visual Expression and Perception of Speech Revealed through the McGurk Effectp. 350
Epiloguep. 359
Indexp. 361
Useful websitesp. 382
International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) Chartp. 384
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